Real Vegan Chinese Food! A must try...
Posted on 06 / 04 / 2009
Vegi Wokery is in their 14th year in the same location. It is one of the last TRUE vegan Chinese Restaurants around. (Ones that check up on their suppliers to confirm that their products are truly VEGAN. In fact they tested their "chicken" product at an independent food lab to confirm it had no poultry or milk products.) You can eat the "veggie meats" you shun elsewhere with confidence here.
They are always coming up with in-house made items that are unusual and delicious. Their newest offering are handmade Vegan BBQ PORK STEAMED BUNS (CHA-SIU-BAO) and Steamed Bao filled with CHINESE MUSTARD GREENS.
I have lots of favorites here, but usually I recommend the orange chicken for newbies. (Fried, sweet, tastes like the real stuff from Panda Express, etc.) I personally like some of the homemade stuff like the crispy eel, fish with basil in brown sauce, sliced bbq pork, dim-sum su-mai, etc.
They have over 100 items on their menu, and like the last reviewer said, yes they have VEGAN CUPCAKES for dessert!!!
(They have a good fried banana dessert too.)
Also, as stated in other reviews they ONLY TAKE CASH, but this is not a problem as the prices are super reasonable, and there is a credit union atm about 150 feet down the strip mall (near Chuck-E-Cheese). There are also ATMs for Bank of America, Union Bank, and Wells Fargo around the corner on Gridley Rd. If they had credit cards, the prices would be higher for sure. I'll happily bring cash.
Oh, and they have a website that has a MONTHLY COUPON these days. Print it out and you need even less cash with you!
If you feel like you had a bad meal here, you need to try a different dish (with different meat/sauce/veggies) to give it a fair shot. I have had a few things I did not really love (like the homemade squid), but I've had friends rave about it, so I think it's all about personal taste.
VEGAN, HOMEMADE FOOD, 100+ DISHES
CASH ONLY, CLOSED ON SUNDAY, 10 TABLES ONLY