Outback Vegetable Skewer @ Bengal Barbecue

Price: $3.99

When: April 2, 2016, 2:15 PM

Reservations: n/a

Verdict? Recommended

After trying three different skewers at Bengal Barbecue – the Banyan Beef, the Safari and the Chieftain Chicken – I found one, at long last, that I can recommend.

Turns out it’s the vegetarian one.

The “Outback Vegetable Skewer” is the simplest thing you’ve ever seen: small, sliced chunks of veg, skewered, grilled, and handed across the counter on a small blue plate with a slice of lemon on the side.

I spritz the lemon on the skewer, and get to work.

It’s tasty.

On the one hand, this isn’t surprising. These are simple, roasted vegetables. No sauce, no gimmicks, no frills. You’ve got mushroom, green pepper, red potato – good choices, well cooked. It is simplicity itself.

On the other hand, as Richard quipped, “There’s only so good grilled vegetables can be.” And he’s right, but this is credible. Not bad at all. The nakedness of the dish is what gives it charm. Bengal Barbecue tends to slather their skewers in sauce, and I’ve found the sauces to be weak. Get rid of the sauce, and the taste of the food magically appears. Not a shocker.

This is a small, simple, unpretentious snack, and I recommend it.