Wednesday, 17 December 2008 22:23

Chin Chin - a lot of vegan options

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Tomorrow we're having a staff lunch at Chin Chin (Chinese). I did a Google search to see what vegan options came up and I found nothing. So I called up the Brentwood location and spoke with a very nice guy named Fidel. I expected to be given very few options, but instead he read off such a long list I couldn't write it all down! So, they're very accommodating. You can make almost any dish vegan.
Here are some things I managed to write down: 
  • Vegetable pot-stickers
  • Jade salad (no shrimp)
  • Szechwan string beans
  • Spicy garlic eggplant
  • Tofu in place of any meat in any entrée, but make sure the sauce is vegan
  • Peanut noodles
I'll let you know how it goes...
  • Vegetable mushu (no egg)
Speaking of Chinese, I was traumatized when I was invited for a dinner at a friends, who ordered Panda Express. I figured any of the vegetables or tofu dishes would be vegan, but I later discovered they were not even vegetarian. Apparently they put meat products in practically all their dishes! I was so disgusted, because I ate a fried tofu dish and eggplant. 

UPDATE: We had the lunch and it was pretty good. I had the Vegetable Potstickers and the Curry with Soft Tofu. The best part was that the label on my food actually said "vegan", so I felt very comfortable eating it. 
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