Featuring 2 veggie restaurants in New York City and one with Korean veggie options.
First encounter with veggie pork chops, basically it’s lightly breaded soy pork chops served with apple-raisin sauce and sauteed collard greens including veggie ham and sweet corn mashed potatoes. Love the combo although the soy chops were a little dry and massive portion too.
Recommended by my colleague Kate, Red Bamboo serves delicious vegetarian meat dishes. Click more to find out about their Buffalo Wings and Almond Coconut Chicken nuggets.
An appetizer that didn’t disappoint – golden soy chicken encrusted with toasted almonds and shaved coconut served with sweet chili dipping sauce.
Heard a lot about Buffalo Wings, so was excited to try the veggie version, marinated in a spiced citrus barbecue sauce. Yummy!
Kate got this grilled soy beef strips topped with sesame seeds and served with a side of steamed carrots, snowpeas and broccoli. Veggie beef was chewy and delicious.
Red Bamboo : 140 W 4th St (between 6th Ave & MacDougal St), Greenwich Village
E for eggplant and T for tofu. This sizzling hot plate also contains asparagus and gingko nuts stir fried in black bean and basil sauce. Love the fleshy tofu cubes.
A basket of spicy Malaysian curry toned down for the Western palate, which includes okra, cauliflower, squash, water chestnut, potato and tofu puffs. And the wheat basket is best eaten soaked in curry sauce.
An eclectic mix – kidney beans, barley and soy protein wrapped in spinach crepes served with guacamole (yummy!), carrot and peanut coleslaw plus mini spring rolls.
Salad a refreshing starter – crunchy radish, cucumber and carrot strips served with peanut dressing and sprinkles.
Zen Palate : There are a few branches, we went to the one @Union Square, 115 East 18 Street, New York.
Soma by Nature
Korean cuisine with veggie options is hard to come by so was delighted to have another colleague Rebecca introduced me to Soma. Great lunch option as I finished this big bowl of spicy tofu bi bim bap filled with bean sprouts, seaweed, cabbage and tomatoes served with brown rice.
Soma: 123 William St (between John St and Fulton St), New York, Financial District