If you're a foodie who loves eating out, there is certainly at least one Asian restaurant you're passionate about. Sometimes, the urge to have Asian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. Eating a plant-based diet doesn’t mean you have to give up going out to eat your favorite Asian dishes. There are currently even more places to captivate your taste bulbs for Chinese, Japanese, or Vietnamese. For authentic Asian flavors, this is a compiled list of Asian restaurants who have taken the impressive step to making vegan eating easy.
This restaurant is the newest addition to Stovehouse. You can order takeaway or take a seat at their counter so you can watch the chefs at work while you eat. Go for the vegetable reman, it is made with vegan broth topped with wood ear mushrooms, corn, bean sprouts, bamboo shot and kale noodles (ask for no egg). Appetizer options are edamame and seaweed salad.
At O-shi, they challenge themselves to not sacrifice quality for convenience! The beautiful inside is light and airy, with a calming modern design. Vegan dishes on the menu are Green Zone Roll made of cucumber, carrot, mesclun salad and avocado on top and the Crunchy Garlic Tofu Bowl filled with garlic ponzu, chili silken tofu, crunchy garlic, chili oil and scallion (option to add avocado).
This Vietnamese restaurant is located on Jordan Lane. Amazingly most Vietnamese food is already plant-based. Vegan food is so common in the Vietnamese culture, you don’t have to sacrifice taste or flavor to go meat-free. The V3 is a great plant-based option, it is a mixed vegetable dish with vegan beef sautéed in lemongrass, chili pepper, onion, baby corn, bell pepper and pineapple. They also offer the T5 Veggie Clay Pot with vegan broth.
Mei Wei Asian Bistro (pronounced May Way) is a contemporary take on traditional Asian cuisine. They keep a vegan menu hidden behind the counter, just ask to see it. They offer starters, salad, and nine different entrees. Lo Mein Noodle with Tofu (no chicken, no oyster sauce, made with rice noodle).
This Asian Fusion eatery shares the FEED, a converted 1967 Ford fire engine, located in the Camp food truck garden. The Camp is a terrific place for a gathering among friends to partake in flavorsome dishes and to knock back a couple of drinks. Noodles & Dumpling Co. offer two vegan options. Miso Mushroom Noodles made with Miso broth and ramen noodles topped by shitake mushrooms, seaweed, shredded cabbage and fresh sprouts (ask for no boiled egg). Two words: handmade dumplings. Mushroom Dumplings filled with ponzu, ginger, chilies, and fresh scallions. The dumplings are served with a ginger and sesame seed flavored soy sauce.
Located in the University Place Shopping Centre, Poke Aloha is providing fast, fresh-packed and delicious bowls. They strive to use quality local and seasonal produce, so that they do their part to support local producers and ensure that their footprint is no bigger than it should be. Their signature dish, the Vegan King Bowl is tofu, spinach, cucumber, edamame, tomato, red cabbage, pineapple, sweet corn, avocado, in sweet aioli sauce, sesame seed topping.