Great find on an Orlando vacation
Posted on 05 / 31 / 2009
Upon arrival, drive past the restaurant and up a skinny driveway to the back of the restaurant. The open parking lot to the left belongs to the Thai restaurant next door.
Food, service, cleanliness, and overall quality FANTASTIC! We entered the restaurant from the rear by the parking lot. We were immediately greeted and given menus. They have their regular menu and one featuring quinoa. We sat and looked over the menu and then went up to order. Don't think of this as a McDonald's because it's not. They ask if you have dined there before and if you are a vegan or vegetarian. It was interesting to hear that the employees are all vegan and they carry their beliefs over to eco-packaging of food, etc. We ordered, paid, and were given a light up beeper along with 2 small bowls of soup: a light broth with cilantro, carrots, celery, and tofu. LIght and delicious!
We ordered a bunch of different food to try the menu. The large golden tofu with a totally yummy dipping sauce was light and crispy. Also the Delicious Golden BBQ - 2 skewers of "beef" - seitan barbecued and served with brown rice (also served with white rice if requested). This was really tasty! The last appetizer was spring rolls with dipping sauce and they were light and crisp, but nothing extraordinary.
Entrees: We ordered the BBQ and Spring Roll Noodles, which we now realize was probably the BBQ beef and spring roll appetizer with noodles. It was really good though. Also ordered and our favorite of the meal was the Bun Hue soup. If you like spicy -- order this. A nice big bowl of soup with "beef" (seitan) and noodles. A plate is served with it that has lime, basil, bean sprouts, and a small bowl of what I think was something like a homemade sambal. My husband ate that separately and it wasn't too hot. The soup was hot - heat and spiciness-wise, but that's what we like. I have never had anything like this before and it was spicy and addictive. To drink my husband had an iced coffee and I had a berry sensation. Not having had a smoothie in ages as a vegan -- I totally enjoyed this and could have had several more!
We enjoyed our stay and no one rushed us out the door. Keep in mind that this is not sit down dining with a waitress coming to your table. The tv's are on suprememastertv.com and there is plenty of vegetarian literature to go around. I definitely would go here again without hesitation.
Great food, Great service, Clean and bright
Sunday hours, Location may seem iffy, but is safe, Need more US locations!