After tons of ice cream and BBQ during our weekend in Austin, Texas, Kiyo and I were in desperate need of some healthy food. For our last dinner, we decided to check out Koriente, a restaurant that serves Asian-inspired dishes that are “healthy, affordable, and quick.” When you walk into the restaurant, you order at the counter and then sit down to wait for your food. We sat outside on their back porch which was nice.
We began by splitting the hummus roll: homemade hummus, avocado, organic greens, red cabbage, cucumbers and carrots in a thin tapioca wrap, served with peanut sauce. We also shared the summer roll, an “elegant vegan item similar to Vietnamese spring rolls, but made with avocados, spiced noodles and a variety of fresh vegetables designed to offer a fresh, clean bite.” A light soy-based sauce is served alongside. The hummus wrap was definitely the more delicious and interesting than the summer roll, but I loved how many vegetables were in both rolls. I could have eaten the entire hummus roll by myself.
We each also had an entree bowl. Kiyo had curry (above) and I had noodles, or Japchei (below). It is a clear sweet potato noodles and an assortment of veggies (carrots, green cabbage, red cabbage, red bell peppers, and organic spring greens). I also ordered chicken on top and sesame seeds finished it off. This dish was tasty but not incredible. Overall, I enjoyed the restaurant, the rolls especially. I would definitely go back to try out their other offerings if I get back to Austin sometime!
Location: 621 E 7th St. Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 275-0852