|Asian = Ethnic = Vegan Possibilities|
|Possibilities go to reality as "Entries (sic) can be made vegetarian or vegan..."|
|Part sushi bar, part sports bar. See that TV. When we walked in it had the RODEO on. In a place that wants vegan business. They haven't made the connection. My wife, on my behalf, asked that the channel be changed.|
I order the
A3. Tofu Delight (8) Deep-fried tofu served with sweet chili sauce
A4. Vegan Delight (8) Combination of fried tofu and butternut squash served with sweet chili sauce
and I'm just thrilled to see "vegan" on the menu. They must surely speak my language.
|Someone put that used dish of chili sauce on the plate as this was from the second order and they, well, forgot to put a new one on.|
|That sure is a huge mound of white rice!|
I ordered the Phrik Khing and it looks fantastic. This thick sauce is just crying deliciousness. I take a bite of the salad which is iceburg lettuce, purple cabbage and carrots. I dig into the entree and it's great. The tofu batons are just the right consistency and the veggies are cooked perfectly, just a nice crunch left. But I look in my plate and see this:
|Hmm, what's that white sauce?|
"Hi, uhm, what's in the salad dressing?"
"Uhm," (searching for the word), "in English its ma ... may .... "
"Ah yes, mayonnaise."
"Mayonnaise isn't vegan, it's made with eggs."
"Oh, then not mayonnaise.
"Can you send the chef out."
"I could but no English."
"What language does he speak?"
"What language do you speak?"
"Can you go ask him what is in the dressing?"
Wait one minute.
"He says the dressing is vegan."
"But it has mayonnaise?"
I'm done eating. Plate full of food, fork down, done. Anyone can put the word vegan on a menu. If you cant follow through and deliver then don't invite me in. Whatever the dietary restriction is, you had better deliver. Don't say gluten free and serve wheat. Don't say sugar free and put in fructose. Don't write checks you can't cash. And don't FUCKING lie to me about what's in the food!!!
But as a wonderful surprise a cake from Babycakes was ordered. Mmmm, that was delicious ... AND VEGAN!
In a last ditch attempt to grab some dinner I drove to Irvine Center and made a mad dash to Veggie Grill. Alas, the picture was all I got to drool over as they close at 10 and we got there around 10:30. Some chips and salsa in Dave and Busters was the majority of my dinner meal. Vegan for sure today though.
|Like looking through prison bars at the free world.|