How often do you order a takeaway and realise that you have either too much or not enough to go around everyone? We all too often focus on the main dish that we never really consider the wonderful side dishes that are on offer and would make an ideal accompaniment to our meal instead of the same old chips or breads.
But ordering sides to share can also be a nightmare if in a larger group, so why not select some tasty vegetarian sides that everyone can enjoy? Opting for vegetarian dishes is often healthy but definitely does not have to be boring. If you want to explore more vegetarian meal options, take a look at our other article called Have a Good Friday for some meat-free meals.
We've sought out some of the finest side dishes that Cork has to offer so that when you order your next takeaway you know where to go for those delicious extras that can make your meal special. These side orders are often a way to make that indulgent takeaway a bit healthier too by introducing some of your five-a-day vegetables.
1. Eastern delights
One of the best places in Cork for vegetarian side dishes is Eastern Tandoori, with their wide list of tempting sides to accompany your meal. We love to select several side dishes to go with our meal to create a sense of an Indian banquet full of flavour and colour. Aloo Ghobi always goes down well with us as this spiced potato and cauliflower dish is a delicious compliment to any meal. Malai Kofta is a side that tends to disappear quickly as we love the vegetable stuffed dish with cheese and nuts served in a thick sauce. Another favourite is the irresistible Mushroom Bhajee, tasty mushrooms cooked with tomatoes in a mildly spicy sauce.
2. Wok in mind
If you enjoy noodles and Asian fusion dishes, Wagamama has a great range of meals and side dishes to complete your meal. We enjoy getting our five-a-day fix from ordering sides like Wok-Fried Greens; this vegetable dish is made up of tender stem broccoli and bok choi that has been stir-fried with garlic and soy sauce which will have you crunching until there's no more left. Raw salad is a tasty and healthy way to fill out a meal with mixed leaves, red onion, mooli, carrot, fried shallots and house dressing.
3. An Italian affair
Italians' love of fresh vegetables is evident in the Sliced range of enticing side dishes, with delicious salads such as the nutty Rocket Salad served with Gran Moravia and flaked almonds, or The Boost's mix of baby spinach, beetroot, blue cheese and flaked almonds. We liked the combination of flavours in the Broccoli and Feta dish which is made up of broccoli, feta, cherry tomato and kalamata olives.
Have we got you thinking more about those amazing side orders than the main course? Then, it's time to get your order in with Deliveroo. Happy munching!