Ok going back a ways for today’s Meatless Monday restaurant review. In fact all the way back to September (yeah I need to get up to date with reviews huh!). We got a little bored with our usual restaurant haunts and decided to try somewhere new. This place called Vinh Loi Tofu popped up on the map, and we remembered our friend talking about it so we decided to give it a try. Vinh Loi Tofu is located at 18625 Sherman WAy, Reseda, CA, 91335.
One thing I LOVE about vegan restaurants is being able to eat EVERYTHING. In this place it was a crazy as there was so much to choose from! You can see their menu online, but more items are in house. One thing I loved was seeing photo’s of their dishes on the back wall. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine a dish, but seeing photo’s helped us narrow down our choices. We decided to start with the “Chicken” nuggets and tofu fries. Vinh Loi Tofu makes all their own non-gmo tofu!!! Our friend had raved about these, but honestly I wasn’t too impressed. Neither was Bob. We smashed down the nuggets and we enjoyed those, but the tofu fries just didn’t work for me.
I’m having a hard time remembering 100% what we had but from their online menu I think the item below is the Curry Duck Soup $9.50. Curry coconut broth with carrots, tofu, and gluten duck – served with bean sprouts with one of the following: rice vermicelli, brown rice or bread. Obviously I chose rice 😉 I have to say this was spicy and surprisingly delicious. It’s a BIG bowl too! If I could change anything I’d add MORE beansprouts and rice 😉
As I remember our second dish was Curry Chicken with Rice Noodle $9.50. Rice Vermicelli noodles with curried chicken, mixed greens, cucumber, pickled radish, carrots, peanuts with curry dressing. This was my favorite dish of all, and the one I ordered due to the photo’s on the wall! It was as good as I imagined. The curry sauce is spicy but a perfect compliment to the greens, noodles and ‘chicken’. Delicious!
As usual Bob and I shared the food. We pretty much always eat family style. Even if it’s not an option to eat that way we’ll swap 1/2 our dishes to get a bigger variety, or as we call it “halfy snarfing”. We have our own language 😉 Anyway Vinh Loi Tofu was a hit with both of us! The portion sizes are HUGE too and we had a lot leftover for the following days lunch too! Definitely recommend!