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Review: It is great to have another all-vegan option available in Arizona. The cafe atmosphere was clean and bright (and hot with the July sun coming in all the windows). The owner doubled as the server and was very friendly. Being somewhat skeptical of the ingredients in mock meat products, even those in dishes or restaurants that are marketed as vegan, I opted for the sesame tofu. The tofu was very yummy (of course, most things that are fried and salty are, right?), but the vegetables that came along with it were undercooked - even for a stir fry (almost raw) - and bland (even though the dish was supposed to be "spicy"). The accompanying brown rice was fluffy and nutty. Strange not to have soy sauce or other condiments available on the table. My friend's entree also was incredibly bland. Disappointingly, we were excited to order the plantains from the dessert menu, but they said they did not have them and never had (which made me wonder why they left them on the menu). Vegan -- awesome. Food -- good. The best vegan Asian I've ever had? Nope. Price -- a little high for what you get quality and quantity. However, I would go back again if I am in north Scottsdale and it's convenient, though. Good to have options where you can eat everything on the menu.