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Respond to Review of CLOSED: Gingko Tree
by Pitaya

Review: This restaurant opened already in summer 2011 with name "Loving mum's vegan cuisine", but it closed down almost immediately for some "repair work". It took a long time for them to open again, but now the restaurant is back in business! I tried their lunch buffet which costs 39 yuans. Buffet was very good, with salads and different kinds of warm dishes, mainly Chinese but also some spaghetti etc. There were also capers, olives, croutons etc. to add to your salad. I was a bit suspicious if everything is really vegan, but when I was leaving the restaurant, restaurant manager or owner, kind Chinese lady came to talk to me and gave me a discount coupon. She told me that everything is really vegan both in lunch buffet and in a la carte -menu: no milk, no eggs, she assured. I didn't see the menu, but she said that it's more "international", not so much Chinese food. I really hope this first real vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Sanlitun area will survive - and people will find it. It's situated in the far end corner of the restaurant yard behind Bookworm. At least the lunch buffet seems to be really popular among local Chinese crowd. You can also order their dishes (or take a look at their menu) via Sherpa's Food Delivery Service: http://www.sherpa.com.cn/listMenuItem.shtml?selServiceCharge=15&restaurantID=11003B01&delTag=1 - I wanted to update this review after many visits to the restaurant. This place keeps getting better and better. They are constantly changing their menu and it has turned more and more Chinese, which I think is a good thing, as their Chinese dishes have always been the best ones. At lunch time you get a coupon worth of 10 yuans if you clear your plate - so the next time when you'll have lunch it will only cost you 29 rmb. Updated from previous review on Friday March 15, 2013

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