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Review: I had dinner at this very vegan-friendly Asian restaurant. The first thing I noticed was that the prices were much higher than I would have anticipated for the type of restaurant this appears to be. We ordered a mock beef with broccoli, mock chicken with pineapple, and Kim, the owner was so kind as to let us taste a vegan "quesadilla", Asian-style. When we tried the vegan beef with broccoli, we both noticed that it was quite salty for our taste, and the beef was quite hard and dry. When we told Kim, she said that if we request the beef as "softer and low sodium", they will cater to our needs. She took the dish back, and the chef made the dish better for us. The vegan chicken with pineapple was quite tasty. The meat was a tad dry for our taste, but next time, we could just request it to be less dry. Kim mentioned that many people like their mock meats dry and crunchier. The vegan quesadilla, which isn't presently on the menu, was the highlight. Perfectly spiced, and really delicious. Kim also gave us some nice lemon verbena tea so that we could get a good rest. Overall, I felt the service was very good, and the food was also good. Now that we know that we can get them to cook the way we want, we would have to be sure to let them know how we like our food.