Great place for veggies and non.
Posted on 06 / 29 / 2010
What a great place. Â My stepmom is gluten intolerant, my dad wanted a great salad, my wife a staunch carnivore and me being near veganesque with a vegetarian daughter, we did have some diverse needs and all were met. Â I was also, after 4 days, so tired of veggieburgers and trying to veganize ingredients on touristy restaurants and being inundated with fried clams.
I ate at this place two years ago and every one seemed to be happy and I figured it was time for a nice meal of a higher quality. Â It served all of our needs and everyone was actually happy with their fare.
We had a miso/mung bean soup which I thought was lentil at first taste. Â It was seasoned just right with a nice earthiness to it. Â 2 other apps were Tempeh Spring Rolls with soy dipping sauce and Samosas with a chili dipping sauce. Â The samosas had a nice peppery taste that overwhelmed my mom and was just a bit over the line for my dad. Â We three like it.
The Spring Rolls were good but I didn't really get a tempeh sensation.
My dad said his Greek Salad was excellent and had to be persuaded to take half of it home. Â He wondered out loud how chefs know exactly how much of each ingredient to put into a salad to create that perfect balance. Â They're chefs dad.
We wont go into the 4 salmon dishes but everyone was happy with the mustard glazed or plainly seasoned dishes...as ordered.
I tasted the mashed potatoes which were half sweet potato, garlic, salt and pepper and no dairy. Â Incredibly creamy but not totally pureed so it had a bit of texture.
My Thai Coconut Tempeh was a wonderful mix of flavors. Â It was served over Jasmine rice, contained bok choy, carrots, broccoli and softened triangles of flavored tempeh. Â A squeeze of lime added a nice freshness to the dish. Â The sauce was a coconut milk based broth. Â Great dish. Â I added Sirracha and it kicked.
I'm still getting my head around taking a picture of my food before I start, (or finish), eating so here's a real life example of that. Â Glad I had SOMETHING to take a picture of!
The salad, which I usually don't mention, was mixed greens, crisp, refreshing, with a dill vinaigrette. Â I think there might have been some tarragon in there. Â What a wonderful change from Old Orchard Beach fare.
Desserts were heavenly. Â I had a piece of non vegan Chili Chocolate Cake just because I think I can veganize ...
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great food, flex selection, atmosphere/staff
it's not local to me