Good choices but good trek required to experience!
Posted on 06 / 21 / 2014
Yes, it's back! Did you miss it? Did you never go? Well, now's your opportunity… as long as you have a car or know someone who has a car or can use a car sharing service…. the ability to get here from DC proper is not the easiest journey under the sun.
Still, if you go, it's worth it. It's nice to go somewhere for pan-Asian (mostly "Chinese") food and know that it is 100% vegan. Hats off to that! You can order soups, salads and sushi, though, most of which are not very Chinese-style, but, still good. When you sit down, they bring you a slice or two of whole wheat home-made bread. Good starter, but not super delicious, but good form to present it.
What to order? Fake meat fiend? They've got it here - chicken, beef, seafood. They also have gluten/seitan and tofu, the more "traditional" proteins for veg*ns. I think the chicken here is delicious, but so is the tofu, it's hard to decide. Chicken with asparagus may be my favorite chicken choice.
Also, they use mushrooms, fresh mushrooms, like shiitake -yum. It's in the spicy green beans, and also a dish with lima beans. Loved both of them!
All veg items are also choice decisions, like kale with other veggies, butternut squash, and asparagus. There are great noodle choices like noodle soup, udon, soba (a favorite!), and rice noodles. Hot pot is fun too, a clay pot with stewed veggie and protein, but not really my favorite choice.
They have brown rice, and you don't have to ask! They have organic soy sauce. They have tamari too, if you can't have gluten.
The desserts are not very tempting, because they are more just pureed fillings in pie crust, except the red bean bun (dim sum style, yum!) and sesame balls (more dim sum style!). I would rather spend my eating time eating the savory foods - fresh and hot, though Western-style, it's delicious!
Extensive menu, All vegan, Fast cooking
Slow seating and ordering, Dessert