My birthday was last week so on the actual day my mom, B, and I went to dinner (Dad was out of town for work). I chose sushi since it had been ages since we'd gone. The last time we had sushi we tried a new place that actually had a vegan sushi platter on the menu. However, it was the most uninspiring veg sushi I'd ever had. It was basically plate of several different veggies on rice, but only one type of vegetable was on each bite of rice (carrot on rice, cucumber on rice, etc) and there were no interesting sauces or anything along side. Boring. So we went back to our favorite sushi place for this dinner. I drove Mom and B nuts taking pictures - I told them I had to have something to post for VeganMoFo!
This is pronounced aw-ga-da-shee. I drooled over the post Julie did recently, so when I saw it on the menu I just had to try it. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The tofu was fried in large blocks, instead of easy-to-eat cubes, and was oily and barely crispy. I actually sent it back it was so yucky. But I'm going to try it Julie's recipe soon, because I just know that I'll love it if it is prepared right.
Tempura is the dish that makes B squirm like a little kid with excitement whenever we eat Japanese food. We shared this veggie tempura plate. Yum.
The place we went to did not have one on the menu, but when I asked the sushi chef was happy to make me a veggie roll. It was delicious, with practically every veggie they had available inside. Just goes to show, if you ask nicely restaurants are usually happy to accommodate you.