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{"id":717084065839,"title":"Bodhi Restaurant, Australia","handle":"bodhi-restaurant-australia","description":"\u003ch1\u003eby Alexandra Mann\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHaving grown up in Hong Kong, dim sum has always been my idea of comfort food. After being diagnosed with gluten intolerance seven years ago, I haven’t been able to safely indulge in delicious dim sum, without cheating and being glutened! Before my departure to Sydney, Australia, I decided to check out some gluten-free Instagram accounts from Sydney, and happily discovered \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bodhirestaurant.com.au\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBodhi Restaurant\u003c\/a\u003e -a vegan yum cha and faux meat restaurant. I was over the moon when I found out that half of their menu options were gluten-free!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTraditionally, yum cha is where servers come to your table throughout your meal with a different selection of dim sum for you to pick and chose. At Bodhi Restaurant, a new dish of dumplings or noodles comes around every five minutes. See something you like? It’s yours! The element of surprise is exciting.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/alexandra_food_1_large.jpeg?v=1525418588\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere's a tip; If you clarify at the start of your meal that you’re a gluten-free eater, the servers will inform you of which options are safe for you. If you don't make this known, you could unnecessarily end up waiting for gluten-free dishes to come by your table. To prevent cross-contamination, they provided an entirely gluten-free menu and requested that I order beforehand to ensure that I got the dishes I wanted to try.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/alexandra_food_4_large.jpeg?v=1525418544\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI chose the faux (but unbelievably realistic) prawn pillows, sweet Japanese pumpkin dumplings, konyaku noodles, rice folds with peanuts, and rice folds with faux prawn. I went to Bodhi with vegetarians, and we were all impressed by the options. It is an incredibly peaceful spot and the perfect place if you’re looking for a gluten-free or vegan meal experience. I am still longing for it -months later!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/alexandra_food_3_large.jpeg?v=1525418654\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBodhi Restaurant is located near St Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Sydney and offers beautiful outside seating amongst fig trees and lanterns. While it is pretty pricey, it’s worth it as the food is delicious, safe and of the highest quality. Located on the lower Mezzanine Level of Cook and Philip Park, between St Mary's Cathedral and the Swimming Pool. The closest station is St James. Paid parking is available at both Enacon Parking Cathedral St and Domain Car Park St Mary's Rd.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLocation\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBohdi Restaurant\u003cbr\u003e2 - 4 College Street, Sydney 2000 \u003cbr\u003e(02) 9360 2523\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLunch Hours \u003c\/strong\u003e(Yum Cha)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0px; background-position-y: 0px; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; font-size: 15px; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #605e5e;\"\u003eMonday - Friday 11am - 3pm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0px; background-position-y: 0px; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; font-size: 15px; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #605e5e;\"\u003eSaturday - Sunday 11am - 4pm \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0px; background-position-y: 0px; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; font-size: 15px; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #605e5e;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDinner Hours\u003c\/strong\u003e (Ala Carte)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0px; background-position-y: 0px; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; font-size: 15px; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #605e5e;\"\u003e5pm – 10pm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; 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letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eOriginating from Hong Kong, now based in Vancouver, Alexandra Mann is on the hunt \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; color: #262626; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: 100%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #262626;\"\u003efor all thin\u003cspan style=\"color: #0b0510;\" color=\"#0b0510\"\u003egs gluten-free and dairy-free\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; color: #262626; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: 100%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #262626;\"\u003e while traveling across the globe \u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #262626; display: inline; float: none; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: 100%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003efor five months.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; color: #262626; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: 100%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #262626;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; 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After being diagnosed with gluten intolerance seven years ago, I haven’t been able to safely indulge in delicious dim sum, without cheating and being glutened! Before my departure to Sydney, Australia, I decided to check out some gluten-free Instagram accounts from Sydney, and happily discovered \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bodhirestaurant.com.au\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eBodhi Restaurant\u003c\/a\u003e -a vegan yum cha and faux meat restaurant. I was over the moon when I found out that half of their menu options were gluten-free!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTraditionally, yum cha is where servers come to your table throughout your meal with a different selection of dim sum for you to pick and chose. At Bodhi Restaurant, a new dish of dumplings or noodles comes around every five minutes. See something you like? It’s yours! The element of surprise is exciting.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/alexandra_food_1_large.jpeg?v=1525418588\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere's a tip; If you clarify at the start of your meal that you’re a gluten-free eater, the servers will inform you of which options are safe for you. If you don't make this known, you could unnecessarily end up waiting for gluten-free dishes to come by your table. To prevent cross-contamination, they provided an entirely gluten-free menu and requested that I order beforehand to ensure that I got the dishes I wanted to try.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/alexandra_food_4_large.jpeg?v=1525418544\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI chose the faux (but unbelievably realistic) prawn pillows, sweet Japanese pumpkin dumplings, konyaku noodles, rice folds with peanuts, and rice folds with faux prawn. I went to Bodhi with vegetarians, and we were all impressed by the options. It is an incredibly peaceful spot and the perfect place if you’re looking for a gluten-free or vegan meal experience. I am still longing for it -months later!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/alexandra_food_3_large.jpeg?v=1525418654\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBodhi Restaurant is located near St Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Sydney and offers beautiful outside seating amongst fig trees and lanterns. While it is pretty pricey, it’s worth it as the food is delicious, safe and of the highest quality. Located on the lower Mezzanine Level of Cook and Philip Park, between St Mary's Cathedral and the Swimming Pool. The closest station is St James. Paid parking is available at both Enacon Parking Cathedral St and Domain Car Park St Mary's Rd.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLocation\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBohdi Restaurant\u003cbr\u003e2 - 4 College Street, Sydney 2000 \u003cbr\u003e(02) 9360 2523\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLunch Hours \u003c\/strong\u003e(Yum Cha)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0px; background-position-y: 0px; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; font-size: 15px; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #605e5e;\"\u003eMonday - Friday 11am - 3pm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0px; background-position-y: 0px; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; font-size: 15px; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #605e5e;\"\u003eSaturday - Sunday 11am - 4pm \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0px; background-position-y: 0px; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; font-size: 15px; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #605e5e;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDinner Hours\u003c\/strong\u003e (Ala Carte)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0px; background-position-y: 0px; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; font-size: 15px; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #605e5e;\"\u003e5pm – 10pm\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-attachment: scroll; background-clip: border-box; background-color: transparent; background-image: none; background-origin: padding-box; background-position-x: 0px; background-position-y: 0px; background-repeat: repeat; background-size: auto; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; font-size: 15px; outline-color: invert; outline-style: none; outline-width: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #605e5e;\"\u003eTuesday – Sunday\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/alexandra_large.jpg?v=1525419058\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;\"\u003eOriginating from Hong Kong, now based in Vancouver, Alexandra Mann is on the hunt \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; color: #262626; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: 100%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #262626;\"\u003efor all thin\u003cspan style=\"color: #0b0510;\" color=\"#0b0510\"\u003egs gluten-free and dairy-free\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; color: #262626; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: 100%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 24px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: 0px none #262626;\"\u003e while traveling across the globe \u003cspan style=\"background-color: transparent; color: #262626; display: inline; float: none; font-family: \u0026amp;quot; helvetica neue\u0026amp;quot;,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: 100%; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; 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Bodhi Restaurant, Australia

by Alexandra Mann

Having grown up in Hong Kong, dim sum has always been my idea of comfort food. After being diagnosed with gluten intolerance seven years ago, I haven’t been able to safely indulge in delicious dim sum, without cheating and being glutened! Before my departure to Sydney, Australia, I decided to check out some gluten-free Instagram accounts from Sydney, and happily discovered Bodhi Restaurant -a vegan yum cha and faux meat restaurant. I was over the moon when I found out that half of their menu options were gluten-free!

Traditionally, yum cha is where servers come to your table throughout your meal with a different selection of dim sum for you to pick and chose. At Bodhi Restaurant, a new dish of dumplings or noodles comes around every five minutes. See something you like? It’s yours! The element of surprise is exciting.

Here's a tip; If you clarify at the start of your meal that you’re a gluten-free eater, the servers will inform you of which options are safe for you. If you don't make this known, you could unnecessarily end up waiting for gluten-free dishes to come by your table. To prevent cross-contamination, they provided an entirely gluten-free menu and requested that I order beforehand to ensure that I got the dishes I wanted to try.

I chose the faux (but unbelievably realistic) prawn pillows, sweet Japanese pumpkin dumplings, konyaku noodles, rice folds with peanuts, and rice folds with faux prawn. I went to Bodhi with vegetarians, and we were all impressed by the options. It is an incredibly peaceful spot and the perfect place if you’re looking for a gluten-free or vegan meal experience. I am still longing for it -months later!

Bodhi Restaurant is located near St Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Sydney and offers beautiful outside seating amongst fig trees and lanterns. While it is pretty pricey, it’s worth it as the food is delicious, safe and of the highest quality. Located on the lower Mezzanine Level of Cook and Philip Park, between St Mary's Cathedral and the Swimming Pool. The closest station is St James. Paid parking is available at both Enacon Parking Cathedral St and Domain Car Park St Mary's Rd.

Location

Bohdi Restaurant
2 - 4 College Street, Sydney 2000
(02) 9360 2523

Lunch Hours (Yum Cha)

Monday - Friday 11am - 3pm

Saturday - Sunday 11am - 4pm

Dinner Hours (Ala Carte)

5pm – 10pm

Tuesday – Sunday

 

About the Author

Originating from Hong Kong, now based in Vancouver, Alexandra Mann is on the hunt for all things gluten-free and dairy-free while traveling across the globe for five months.

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