Hip hip hooray, for Jef-Day! Jef entered his twenty-fourth year of living the dream on the twenty-third of February. And what better way to celebrate his Double Dragon Birthday than to eat some toothsome vegan grub?!
For Birthday-Lunch, I took Jef to Andy Nguyen, our favorite Buddhist-Asian restaurant, only a short walk away from the BEST residence. It’s so zen and peaceful inside, and if you look closely you can find some very monkish appearing folks! The food here is nutritiously delicious, an abundance of vegetables cooked up in ambrosial sauces.
We started off with a huge boat of food, also known as the appetizer sampler. Unfortunately we were so ravenous that we pretty much devoured the whole thing before it dawned on me that we didn’t take a picture of it! The appetizer sampler consisted of fresh spring rolls, fried spring rolls, fried okra, sweet-chili marinated veggies, and some other really delicious and foreign whatchamacallit that I can’t quite explain besides with YUM! This was all accompanied by an array of delectable dipping sauces.
Since we are food monsters, after grubbing on the appetizer sampler, we ordered the Dragon Clay Pot (a mixture of veggies, mushrooms, and tofu in a vegan oyster sauce) and Pad Thai (for some noodle-y fun!). SCUMPTIOUS! Every time we eat here, I am inspired by how fresh, clean, and flavorful their food is, and this trip was no exception. I tip my hat to you, Andy Nguyen!
Later on, Jef was surprised with a Chocolate Midnight Cake that was baked in our local vegan bakery/restaurant Sugar Plum Vegan. It was so rich and chocolaty, I don’t know why anyone would eat anything else! Ever! We are very blessed to live within walking distance to a vegan bakery… go Midtown! Hooray for Jef-Day!