This weekend I had the pleasure of going to 3G Vegetarian Restaurant with Kevin. We don't venture out of the downtown core very often, so I thought it was high time that we did. Especially since there are so many great restaurants to try.
3G is a vegan Chinese restaurant. A lot of people are shocked when I tell them I have been to a vegan Chinese place but it is actually quite logical. Ethnic cuisine and especially Asian cuisine is the easiest to eat vegan or vegetarian. Think about it, veggie sushi, gommae, miso soup (mostly), stir fry, tofu, veggies galore, chickpea curry....I can't even list all the options. Asians are also very smart and crafty; there are a ton of fake meats out there. AND they love their mushrooms. Not to say there isn't a lot of meat, but there are always tons of veggies.
|Hot and Sour Soup|
|Fried vegetables and pork pieces Shanghai style|
|Fried noodles with bamboo mushrooms and mixed vegetables|
My fave dish was the "fried vegetables and pork pieces Shanghai style". It was SUPER tasty and saucy. The first bite of the "pork" pieces was a little weird, but they are really yummy. Not the same consistency as meat at all but if you've ever had fish cakes before then you'll like it. Its like a much firmer tofu I guess. All the dishes were really good though, and it wasn't the greasy that most people expect with Chinese food.
Most Chinese restaurants lack in atmosphere and although this one does in many respects, it had this cool tree painted on either side and was quite colourful. The owners were really sweet and friendly. I would definitely go back.....hopefully soon.