Saturday, September 17, 2011

Birthday Explosion, Part 1 of 2: Evergreen Restaurant

[A stack of fried tofu appetizer from Evergreen Chinese Restaurant.]

It was my birthday at the end of August, and I celebrated with food. This is the first of two parts of my birthday food adventure. For my birthday dinner, I decided upon Evergreen Chinese Restaurant, one of the best Chinese restaurants in Minneapolis -- particularly for vegans.

It has an extensive list of what can and cannot be made vegan, including what may have whey or casein, those tricky dairy ingredients that seem to slip into everything. Almost everything on their huge menu can be made vegan, and they have tons of meat or vegetarian dishes so everyone can be satisfied.

The food is awesome because of the sheer amount of flavor injected into every bite. Take, for example, the Three Cup Tofu:

I get this dish almost every time I go to Evergreen. I don't know how they get that much flavor into the tofu, but there it is: garlic, green onions, other mystery ingredients and sauce that equal pure bliss.

In addition to the fried tofu at the top of this post, we got the fried spring roll appetizer:

And for a second entree, we ordered the Pepper Fired Mock Pork:

We also tried the seaweed knot appetizer, but did not get a picture of those.

All in all a delicious time!

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