Respond to Review of Vegetarian Lifestyle - Luwan
Review: This was my first ever vegetarian restaurant.The atmosphere is nice, but around dinnertime (7 PM) it gets really crowded. Overall, I think it was not a good value for the price we paid-- you can get an agar salad with cucumber and tomato next door for 6 Yuan, while the order of 10 jiao zi (steamed dumplings) at Veg Lifestyle was 17 Yuan. This restaurant also relies heavily on mockmeats and uses no whole grain, unless you order the 'brown rice' which is actually a small amount of brown rice mixed with a bowl of white. DO NOT ORDER ANY GRAIN DISHES IF YOU WANT WHOLE GRAIN. Overall, I think you could get a better value from going to different small places and ordering vegetables. The appetizer was mostly watermelon with 2 slices honeydew. The photographs correspond to the dishes' numbers. 1. Appetizer (free) Watermelon/ honeydew 2. Tofu (soft) with agaric mushroom and mock meat floss 3. Thai Curry Vegetable hotpot (nonspicy, coconut-milk based. White string mushrooms, Mock shrimp, rice noodles, green melon.) 4. Dumplings (5 'fish' and vinegar, 5 sauerkraut. With vinegar and pepper dipping sauce. 5. Drink: Wheat berry tea. Smells and tastes similar to coffee. 6. Stir-fried seasonal vegetable.Kale, I think? 7. Brown and white mixed rice-- which we didn't expect to have a ratio of about 10 white rice grains to 1 brown.