Friday, August 10, 2007

Lotus Leaf Cafe - Vietnamese French Fusion - Cary

Separate Vegetarian menu section. Live music sometimes. Great date spot. I met my husband there on our first date!

The waitress told me that unless it says egg or dairy, the vegetarian dishes are vegan. She actually said the word 'vegan' without us bringing it up. That's always a good sign!

My favorite dish is Vegetarian Vermicelli. I also like the Vegetarian Summer Rolls appetizer. They were able to substitute the textured tofu that they use in the Vermicelli dish in the Lemograss Chicken entree. The waitress wasn't sure if they could, but she asked and they made it for us.

At the table next to us, a man asked for a soup to have the meat substituted with the textured tofu (but he said to leave the beef stock, so I'm guessing he wasn't vegetarian, but every little substitution helps make the veggie dishes popular). Knowing they can adjust the menu, I'm looking forward to experimenting with substitutions there now.

Definitely give this place a try. It's a one-of-a-kind place in Cary with genuine Vietnamese chefs.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Good food, classy dining, good prices. I like this place!