Sunday, September 7, 2008

Poor Poor Wichita

From it's beginnings as a home of the buffalo, staple of the Indian diet, this city has moved nary an inch toward a better culinary ... or should I say dietary experience.

Last night it was late and the choice was between Denny's and I hop. Ihop won but not by much and at least they have those make believe it's healthy because it's a tad healthier than anything else we cook Grain and Nuts pancakes. (or whatever they're called).

There is not a single (according to Happy Cow, my bible when on the road), vegetarian restaurant here.

I ended up at a Thai restaurant called strangely enough Bangkok on S. Rock Road, in a tiny strip mall. It was about 2 stores wide and had maybe 10 diners. I start to worry.

Not to worry, there's a whole page with a Vegetarian Menu on it, from appetizers, (yes I started to worry when on page 1 of the menu I see chicken and pork in the egg rolls and spring rolls...yikes!), but when you point to a vegetarian menu and the english/thai language is suspect, (as I suspect anytime I'm trying to make sure the rice or the entree isn't cooked with chicken stock whether it is a mainstream mexican, chinese, etc etc etc.), I find there is a sense of relief.

The Veg Egg Rolls looked standard and tasted standard and I was happy dipping them in the hot vinegar they were served with.

I had the Spicy Tofu and the Curried Fried Rice. Both were delicous. I'd love to see an all vegetarian restaurant here but I'd eat here again.

The food plus a Jasmine Tea, (in a bag), came out to $18. At this price I should shovel tons of this food on trucks and sell it in NYC for twice as much.


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