This restaurant is not in the main Chinatown area, but it's worth it to search it out... though it is near an oyster house.... Anyhow, this place is legit. Many Chinese vegetarian restaurants play to the veg*n population's palate in America, which is awesome, but then they forget to add in authentic. This place does both. Hallelujah. This place is actually better in my opinion than many other veg*n Chinese restaurants... probably placed up there with NYC Chinatown veg institutions.
Anyhow, what do you order here? What do you NOT order?! This place is easily gluten free friendly, but be patient to figure that out. They have traditional American-veg appetizers like scallion pancake (huge portion), dumplings and spring rolls. They have traditional Chinese appetizers like peanuts and seaweed (of the kelp variety!). Delicious American-style entrees include chow fun, string beans, sesame seitan, broccoli, asparagus, fried rice, eggplant dishes and general tso's tofu, with more traditional entrees that include black mushrooms, glutinous rice, glass noodles, taro, dried bean curd, tofu skin, pea shoots and baby bok choy.
This place is awesome.... and they have bubble tea and deep fried rice cake, wrap up your meal with orange slices and locally made fortune cookies. Nice. So, if you are looking for a sit-down veg Chinese meal in Philly, go here and leave happy (and full!).
Cons: Too many choices!, Gluten-free not marked