Ever since I made the switch from vegetarian to vegan, I’ve come to embrace the yummy-ness that is ethnic food. At the top of my list would be Thai (tofu curry! veggie tempura!) and Middle Eastern (FALAFEL!). Sadly, my husband doesn’t quite accept the notion that non-American cuisine is anything but, well, weird. He’s definitely the ever-cliched “meat & potatoes” type of guy. I’ve tried to sway him in the other direction, and he has made some progress in the time that we’ve been together (he actually enjoys seitan wings now!), but he’s still a work in progress.
Luckily for me, Mike does like to indulge in Chinese food. Yeah, I know, what normal American man doesn’t? But still… It’s something.
Over the last year or so, we’ve found ourselves in a routine where we have it about once a week. We go to the same little Chinese/Vietnamese place every time – Red Pepper. They have reasonably priced lunch specials & bring you a complimentary hot pot of tea after you’re seated. (I love little “extras” like that!)
I usually get the same dish every time – mixed vegetables with bean curd or sesame bean curd. They have other vegan-friendly options, but I’m boring & like to stick with what I know is good. I guess I’m more like Mike than I thought… Dammit!
Vegetable tempura is Japanese not Thai 😡
The Chinese sesame bean curd does look tasty though 🙂
My favorite Thai place has vegetable tempura. *shrug* Maybe it’s just their own version of it? Who knows… It’s good, so that’s all that matters. 🙂