Serves meat, veg options available. Tofu or wheat gluten can be substituted in all dishes. Very friendly and professional staff. Ambiance is classic Chinese decor. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg
2636 Stevenson Dr (Taylor Ave )
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Closed time

Tue-Thu 11:00am-9:30pm, Fri 11:00am-10:30pm, Sun 11:00am-9:30pm

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by jhawk
  • vegan

Nice vegan options

Posted on 05 / 03 / 2015

There are a handful of vegan options on the full menu. If you go for lunch they'll give you the lunch menu, but just ask for the full menu. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Pickings are slim in Springfield, so this is a good safe option. They had a nice selection of cocktails as well.

Pros: vegan items on menu, friendly owner
  • vegan


Posted on 02 / 18 / 2014

Many dishes can be made vegan if you ask them to leave out the fish sauce. I like the basil rice with tofu. If you order it spicy, be prepared for it to be very hot!

Pros: cost
  • vegetarian

My Favorite Tofu In The Capital City

Posted on 02 / 19 / 2012

This southeast side restaurant is one of my favorites in the not so vegetarian friendly capital city of Illinois. The quality of the vegetables is fresh and the number of dishes on the menu is extensive. I have three favorites that I rotate through. Kung Pao Tofu with Peanuts, General Tso's Tofu and Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce. Veg appetizers are limited to Veg Egg Roll, Fried Wonton, Fried Tofu, and Edamame. Wheat Gluten is available but I have never tried do to avoiding Gluten as much as possible these days.

Pros: Tofu, Wheat Gluten Available, Smiling Staff
Cons: Hot & Sour Soup Has Pork Base


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Last updated: 2012/02/18


Added: 2012/02/18


Added by: jhawk