Zen Sushi: 3001 Cinema Place


Conveniently located next to the movie theatre, Zen Sushi makes for a great dinner-and-a-movie date spot. Their menu has a whole page of vegetarian options, and upon inquiry I learned that their tempura is actually vegan because there aren't any eggs in the batter and they use soybean oil. (Although I cannot say whether or not the soybean oil, and the tofu, soy etc. that they use are organic.)


 I am always a fan of sushi with asparagus, so I was pleased to see that as one option. Most of the sushi options come on a conveyor belt and are color-coded to indicate price. However, you can also select options directly from the menu, which is what we did since we knew we wanted a number of veggie selections.


Everything I tried was quite tasty. Of course, they had the standard avocado and sushi veggie fare, but they also had some other more creative options, including the Zen Roll, which included asparagus, gobo root cucumber, avocado, pico de gallo, and sesame seed. I was also a huge fan of the spinach gomae, boiled spinach with sesame--it had a lot of flavor and was quite good.



2 comments:

Christine Olson said...

We are so trying this out tonight! I've been getting Vegan Sushi at Yamako Sushi in South Surrey/White Rock, BC. It'd be accurate to say I'm loyal to them, but I'm happy to try something that doesn't require my crossing the border when I want something a bit lighter!

loumura said...

If anyone wants to try this vegan Beer-battered Tempeh, it's worth it. Use all organic ingredients:
1c flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cayenne, 2/3 cup beer. I cut up tempeh in very thin slices, roll in batter and fry in organic coconut or grape seed oil turning once until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with your favorite dip (Veganaise mixed with a little Dijon and a few drops of lemon juice is nice)