Respond to Review of CLOSED: Bay Leaf
Review: I've been to Bayleaf several times, and every item I've eaten was quite good, except for the squash soup which was ridiculously bland and devoid of flavor. The two best dishes I've had there are the seaweed salad and the dong po tofu (stir-fried green pepper, basil, and fried tofu in black bean sauce). I had broccoli substituted for the green pepper in the dong po tofu. I've also enjoyed the mu shui vegetables. My partner enjoyed one of the specials, the red curry, but that was too spicy for my liking. The vegetable dumpling appetizer was good, but very doughy. Some other things about Bay Leaf: * Portion sizes are noticeably smaller than a typical Chinese restaurant, particularly lunch portions, yet prices are comparable to a typical Chinese restaurant. At first glance it appears the value is not as good as a typical Chinese restaurant, but the woman running the place told me the food is organic. * All but one menu item is vegan. * Service time was quicker than typical for a Chinese restaurant. * They have their own parking lot. * Wait staff is competent and not flakey. Bottom line is that food and service are reliably good, and I look forward to eating there again.