So I took Brian to Zen Vegetarian a couple of weeks ago, and he actually liked it!
They were out of mango that day so they couldn’t make me a mango lemonade. We both ended up drinking pineapple lemonade instead. Brian doesn’t like pineapples, but he discovered that he liked pineapple juice when we were in Jamaica three years ago.
We had vegetarian spring rolls to start and also potato croquettes. The spring rolls were good, but not as good as lumpia. The potato croquettes were yummy. I would have those again.
And then we shared the Zen Famous Fried Rice, which is their signature fried rice dish. It’s enough for two people to share.
What I love most about Zen is that the dishes don’t taste “meatless” (for lack of a better description). Their food is so full of flavor that you don’t even miss the meat. I’m serious.
The only thing we didn’t like was the dessert we ordered. It was just like any regular frozen pie. After having all of that delicious food, it was quite a disappointment.
We still liked the restaurant enough to bring our friend Misty there, though. We went this past Sunday before doing the “parade of homes” thing.
I ordered edamame to start. Brian ordered these jalapeno potato things. I didn’t think they were very good. I didn’t care for the flavor and they were kind of greasy. Other than the pie thing from the week before, this was the only thing at Zen that I’ve disliked.
I got Zen Fried Rice again because I really, really like it.
Misty got the yakisoba. It had kind of a sweet flavor to it.
Brian got some sort of veggie and rice wrap, which was surprisingly very good, and a salad. I didn’t take a picture of the salad because it looked like a regular salad with rice noodles on it. Brian said the salad dressing had great flavor to it, though. He said it was sweet. Kind of like a sweet Italian ranch dressing. It sounds kind of weird to hear him describe it. I didn’t taste it, though, so I can’t tell you one way or another. I did try a bite of the wrap thing, which I thought was pretty darn good. The Zen Fried Rice is still my favorite dish to get there, though.
You all should give Zen a try when you get a chance. You’ll be surprised. I know I was the first time. I didn’t think I’d like it, but I did. That was the amazing part.
I was so impressed with the quality of the food on that first visit that I almost turned into a vegetarian right then and there. If this is what vegetarian fare tastes like, who needs meat?
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