Posted on 08 / 11 / 2011
I visited this restaurant after touring NYC on vacation and the Vegan/V-friendly restaurants it had to offer, but after the three other places I had eaten at, this place tops the carrot cake! I went with two of my relatives who are omnivores and they had actually told me about this place which is not too far from them. I'm glad I agreed to go. How could I not? :) We tasted each other's meals to get the full experience. To start off we each got a serving of soup which consisted of wonton soup for me and miso soup for them, delicious so far for both soups. Then came our appetizers, I got garlic seaweed, it came very fresh and tasted amazing. My relatives got dumplings, I forgot which one exactly but it tasted great. Then came our entrees, for entrees I got mango 'chicken', it was very sweet not what I would have gotten for brunch but it was cooked well and it was the waiter's recommendation, I should have picked something else because I really never eat sweet entrees. My fault, I can't really rate that dish because of my biased taste-buds. My relatives got spicy General Tao's 'chicken' and beef with broccoli and a side of 'pork' fried rice. In order of greatest tasting entrée it would be General Tao's 1st, fried rice 2nd, and beef with broccoli 3rd. The General Tao's tasted very much like my relatives have had it usually and if none were the wiser that it was a Vegan dish they would have been fooled into thinking it was the real deal they said, which is great. All the dishes are made with olive oil and not soybean or canola oil and they came with no MSG which I prefer. For dessert I had Carrot Cake, they had the Butter Pecan ice cream and the soy cheesecake. The soy cheesecake was to die for! Best cheesecake I have had in a long time! The butter pecan ice cream was great by itself but would have gone better on the cheesecake or on my carrot cake to make it a la Mode ;). My Carrot cake came out fantastic too; the cream was perfect, better than I remember it tasting on non-Vegan Carrot cake! The total price for all this food was very reasonable for the amount; it came out to around 70-80 dollars. I wish I lived in this place, or at the very least had not gone to this restaurant my last day in NJ/NY :'(. You better bet I will be coming back to this place if I ever go on vacation again! At the end of the meals I could see their eyes glistening from how good the food was, they said they were on the verge of tears, and so was I! :D
Awesome Prices, Wide selection, Nice atmosphere
None that I can think of!