I used to live just around the corner from this place, so i went there every once in a while... why? because the food is amazing and the staff is über-friendly!
They have a typical chinese menu, but totally vegetarianized (everything can be ordered vegan, except for the foo-yong-hai, ofcourse)
The restaurant itself doesn't look too cosy at all, but if the weather's nice outside, i'd recommend to go for the take-away and eat it in the park, which isn't too far from there;)
My personal favorite was Babi-pangang with sate, which costs around 10 euros and the portion is huuge!
I don't think the food is healthy at all, but if you just need some asian fastfood, just go for this one!
you can also buy TVP there to prepare at home. (i even got a few for free when i told i was moving away from the city :)
If you happen to stop by Utrecht this is the place to go to. I was so impressed with the quality and taste of their mock/faux meat substitutes. The food was delicious. Apparently most of the food is vegan and you can just ask without eggs if the meal has eggs in it.
I was not sure at first what to pick, but I ended up picking the most popular dish Babi Pangang which was the best vegan meal I have ever had. It was scary how good the texture and taste of this pork rib dish was. However even if the food was top notch there are plenty of things to criticize. First was communication. It was difficult to communicate and I had to rely on their young daughter to translate the meal for me. Another thing was them pushing and asking if you wanted rice or noodles with your meal. Which gave the false assumption that it came with the meal. They even charge for tap water! Who in the right mind would do so. They claimed they wrote the additional fees by the counter (which was in DUTCH!) so not exactly the most professional place. I got the feeling that they tried to deceive us a bit. So when you go there keep in mind when they ask if you want rice or noodles with the food it means you have to pay for it. Also don't bother ordering water as paying 1 euro for tap water is ridiculous. Despite these negatives I still think the place was comfortable to sit at and the food was top notch.
After reading the reviews here we decided to give Soy a try.
I ordered the babi pangang and tjap tjoy combo, and we shared a Saté.
The food is so well done, I hadn't ever had meat substitutes that was so well prepared and so convincing. I have vowed to go there whenever I am close by from now on, I've considered picking up some tubs of babi pangang to go lol.
The staff is extremely friendly and really helpful.
All in all the best meal out I've had in over a year, so pleased and so stuffed at the end as well!
Definitely go if you're in Utrecht!
Our family with two young kids went here for dinner. We read so many amazing reviews about Soy, and decided to go there. When we entered the staff welcomed us by shaking our hands. I have been in many restaurants and this was the first time that we got such a warm welcome.
The take away counter is in the same room where the tables are, but this does not disturb at all.
There is a lot to choose from the menu card. The quality of the food was very good. I especially liked the veggie 'shrimps'.
The kids loved it. Our oldest son was a bit sad and the owner immediately came to hug him and give him (and his little brother) some candy. That helped ;-)
If you enjoy amazing veggie food, super staff and casual style, then this is the place to go! We will definitely come back.
Tip. Make a reservation a few hours before you plan to go here.
My husband and I decided to order takeaway from here last week. Despite my dulled taste buds from a nagging cold, we both thoroughly enjoyed the food! We ended up ordering their combination menu for 2, and were able to switch the soup for wonton soup for an extra Euro. Despite it being a little pricey, weÂ´ll definitely be going back!Pros: amazing food, lot of choice
Me and my friends were in Germany but took a day trip to Holland and we had checked for goos veggie restaurants in the area and decided to go with Soy because it sounded interesting and had got good ratings here. We sure weren't disappointed. The food was delishious and the staff super friendly and shook hands with us when we left. I can definitely recommend this. Best treatment I have ever got in a restaurant! And so much mouthwatering vegan food!Pros: great food, very friendly staff
Hell yeah! An all vegetarian (and mostly vegan) chinese restaurant! They have so many vegan options, it was a difficult task to choose.
My girlfriend and I sat down, stared at the menu for half an hour and just couldn't decide... seriously, I texted my friend who used to come to Soy a lot to ask for suggestions. "Go for the babi pangang and sateh" he responded in no time. So there was my choice...
And it was so so good! It's really the traditional "Chinese restaurant food in Holland", but all made vegetarian/ vegan. So besides the babi pangang, you find nasi with ham, chicken, fish and all that stuff.
The atmosphere is the only downside. Nothing special... but the ultimate friendly staff makes up for it. We even got a free drink because from out of town. Awesome.Pros: all vegetarian/ mostly vegan, so many dishes!, friendly staff
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