Amazing food is all I'm going to say for now and 100% vegan. It's a little strange that the menu says Vegetarian and Vegan but everything is Vegan but I was told that some people don't understand what vegan means. OK, I'll buy that. The menu also has little "v"s next to the meat names...chicken, beef, etc. I wondered about this too and was told that some people don't realize the protein is vegan and not the real animal.
The hot and sour soup was delicious with just the right amount of heat working up the back of my throat. Not too vinegary as some I've had. I would have preferred some scallions to the cilantro, (and I like cilantro). The wanton broth was earthy and rich with bok choy. The wanton skins were tender and the filling I thought was definitely a veggie filling, not a mock meat attempt...not that thats what it was being sold as.
|Salt and Pepper Oyster Mushrooms.|
The kid thought for a second I was going to grab the watermelon smoothie. She was right. It was the way a smoothie should taste, like the fruit it was made from and not like the sugar monster was let loose with a blender. I'd let her drink these all day.
The picture of the appetizer platter for 2 (which fed 3 easily), didn't come out.
The sad part about that was, as good as all the food was, the deep fried roll on the appetizer, (orange outer layer), was one of the best things I ever ate. It was filled with mushrooms and tasted great with a wonderful mouth feel. There was some mock duck that I wasn't crazy about, sort of chewy but I've yet to have a good mock duck so I guess that means the duck was average. But but but there was something, a kind of loafish thing, slices, that tasted just like chicken roll used to back in the day. Great texture and I thought the flavor was spot on ... but I got two lukewarm shoulder shrugs. The roll though, I'd go back just for that...and get you all a picture, I promise.
|Sesame vegan chicken|
|Sweet and Sour Vegan Beef, fried rice and spring roll.|
|Kid on a sugar high ... but wait, I didn't think there was much sugar in the smoothie. Ah, kid on a watermelon high.|
|Curry Vegan Chicken|
Now the curry really surprised me. Each piece of "chicken" was moist and succulent. The sauce was a very pleasant curry flavor, not unbalanced in any one spice, and lent almost an undertone of flavor. It was the best entree I thought.
The orange wasn't anything to write home about and the fortune cookie in plastic was ... a fortune cookie in plastic although how it knew I was good looking and smart and success would knock on my door any day now I can't figure out.
Good go to place for a vegan chinese meal. On my list for sure.
OH, and Google local maps on my TOM TOM Gps showed this place as closed. IT'S NOT CLOSED but the website on their business card www.greenmelody.com said unable to find server, so as of now, that is down.