Paradise Vietnamese Noodle House: 8681 10th Ave., Burnaby, B.C.
|Spicy Lemongrass Veggie Chicken|
After Veg Fest in Vancouver last weekend, my husband Doug and I realized we couldn't stop thinking about the menu we saw for the Paradise Noodle House--so many yummy sounding dishes to try. So yesterday Doug picked me up after work and we headed to to B.C. for dinner.
Paradise Noodle House is now 100% vegan, which meant we had a very difficult time deciding what to order. Planning ahead, we opted for skipping an appetizer so that we could make sure and have dessert instead. For an entree, I chose the spicy lemongrass veggie chicken, and Doug decided to try the broccoli veggie chicken with black bean sauce. We of course planned on sharing so that we could each sample both dishes. We ordered a side of steamed brown rice, and happily sipped our fragrant jasmine green tea as we waited for our dinner.
|Broccoli Veggie Chicken with Black Bean Sauce|
The broccoli dish was wonderful as well, and the broccoli soaked up the flavor of the black bean sauce quite nicely. I couldn't decide which dish I liked better because they were both very different in terms of seasoning and flavor, but they were each so tasty in their own way.
|Vegan Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping|
Before we left, we chatted a bit with the woman who had been helping us, and she asked where we were from, and whether or not there were any vegan restaurants where we lived. We told her we were from Bellingham, and that while we had some great vegan-friendly places in town, unfortunately there was no place that was completely vegan. She seemed surprised when we told her there was no place like this where we lived, but then she smiled when we explained that just meant we would be sure to return again soon!