Monday, 19 January
On NW Fourth between Burnside and Couch
I admit, what I was hoping for when I heard about a new vegan restaurant was a menu full of the wonderful variety and flavor of plant-based foods. Instead, Vegetarian House is standard San Francisco Chinese food made with meat substitutes. That said, it's damned good.
The menu is divided much like one at a standard Chinese restaurant--by meats. It seems a little funny to ask for "veggie" broccoli beef when everything is vegan, but I imagine it's done that way to avoid confusion.
Bill's loved his curry--it reminded him of a curry dish his mom used to make. I thought the broccoli beef was as good as any meat-based dish I'd had. I also loved the spring rolls. The flavoring on the fried rice was a little off, but it still mixed well with the curry.
The good food and good service will likely make this bright little restaurant a regular stop for us.
Friday, 28 November
1710 SE Tacoma
[Note: I'm writing this entry about a month late, so don't remember too well.]
We tried Wong's King because they have a lot of vegetarian choices for Bill. He liked the Kung Pao Tofu very much, and the veggie fried rice was great. We both enjoyed the egg rolls. The flavor on the sweet and sour was good, though it was yellow instead of red (hey, one food coloring is pretty much as good as the next). While the Szechuan Vegetables weren't bad, they ended up languishing in the fridge.
16 Jan 04 Addendum: We've ordered twice more from Wong's King. The sweet and sour shrimp and veggie lo mein are absolutely wonderful.
Thursday, 16 October
Appetizer: Vegetable dumplings, steamed
The decor is pretty, though a bit overdone. The waiters, though green, are attentive. But the food.
There really was nothing wrong with the dumplings. I'm allergic to large amounts of ginger (and it tastes awful to me), so I passed, but Bill enjoyed them very much. Not so with the tofu, which was too salty and had little to counteract that taste. The S&S was very fatty, and grossed me out after a few pieces. The fried rice had a smoked flavor added, and was also very greasy.
And then it hit me.
Well, he hit me. I was getting ready to pay the bill, when one of the waiters swung an empty tray and connected quite solidly my skull, just behind my left ear. I almost went down, and I'm ashamed to say I was a bit cranky with the waiter (who felt awful--I don't really blame him). We got our meal for free, but boy howdy, we are so never going back.
Thursday, 11 September
This is more Chinese cooked by Vietnamese, or Asian fusion.
Can't comment on ambiance, as we ordered through Delivered Dish, a service we'll be using more often. They've been in business about a year (darn! I wish I'd heard of them sooner!). You can order online, and the delivery is prompt and the driver is friendly.
Back to Chopsticks...
We had Salt pepper tofu, fried rice, General Tso's chicken, and veggie wontons. I found the food a little heavy, but good. Bill enjoyed his tofu very much--crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside.
Friday, 15 August
The search for good Chinese food continues. Sungari, 735 SW 1st, had decent rice, but I found my cashew chicken to be very salty. Bill's garlic spinach was good, but no better than the same dish at Alessandro's.
I enjoyed the decor very much--calm and bold at the same time, Asian minimalist is a favorite look of mine. But the food was just not worth going back for.
Sunday, 19 January
Up on NW 21st, in goat cheese land. Okay, but no better than Ming's. They forgot our egg rolls, and the fried rice was a side dish. Bleah. In other words, not worth going to again.
Wednesday, 15 January
House of Louie
Want to try
Movable Type 3.2
a frytopia joint.