Nuba (Gastown)- My New Obsession: Deep Fried Cauliflower.

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a year and a half and have never made a conscious attempt to go to Nuba. What was I waiting for? This place is the bomb!
Pretty much the only thing I hear when it comes to Nuba is that their deep fried cauliflower is to die for. It sounds odd to deep fry cauliflower but at the same time, the Japanese, deep fry weird things like carrots and pumpkin too (anyone like tempura?).
Misu and I went to the Nuba located in Gastown. The entrance is underground so it might be hard to spot from far away.
The inside is brightly lit and reminds me of a spacious dining room.

I opted for the Lamb Hushwie ($9) which consisted of sauteed minced lamb with onions, pine nuts, and spices all atop hummus with a bit of avocado on the side. The lamb was incredibly flavourful thanks to the spices and when I ate it with the hummus, avocado, and pita bread, it was a perfect marriage on the palate.

Complimentary pita bread that I used to eat the lamb hushwie with.

Having had half her dinner before hand at home, Misu chose the lighter Red Lentil Soup ($4). I was quite surprised by the quantity considering how inexpensive it was.

I don’t think I could forgive myself if I went to Nuba without trying the Najib’s Special ($7.50) aka Crispy Cauliflower so we got one to share.

Deep frying the cauliflower completely changed the thing I dislike most about them. The toughness of the stem and florets. These were tender with a slight crisp on the edges and it becomes severely addicting when you taste the lemon and sea salt as well.

Overall, Nuba was a lot more affordable than I expected and I absolutely cannot wait to try their other dishes!

Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 4/5
Price: $-$$

Overall Rating: 4/5

Happy Eating!

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One thought on “Nuba (Gastown)- My New Obsession: Deep Fried Cauliflower.

  • Hehe, I wonder how many fonts you have downloaded on your computer since you custom make all of your cover photos!

    The cauliflower with SEA SALT sounds delish… ๐Ÿ˜€


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