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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Green Ginger

9851 SW Bank Rd
Vashon, WA 98070
(206) 463-7788

A recent trip to Vashon Island coupled with an extreme craving for Chinese food led me to Green Ginger, the one Chinese restaurant on the island.

The restaurant was really clean and spacious, and true to the Vashon vibe had plenty of vegetarian options. I chose the Szechuan tofu, but there were other tofu dishes too, including the tempting Salt and Pepper tofu.

I ordered my food to go, and was a little bit disappointed to find (once home) that the dish didn't include any rice. It did consist of a copious amount of sauce, to the soupy degree, with lots of silky tofu (the good kind... I requested soft tofu instead of the standard deep fried) chunks and a few pieces of steamed broccoli.

The sauce, which was supposed to be spicy, wasn't spicy at all to my palate, and was in general sweet and oily. It was saucy enough to remind me in appearance of MaPo tofu, but without the spicy richness of MaPo.

I was hungry enough (and sufficiently mentally fixated) to eat every last bite, but hope for the sake of the friendly vegetarian Vashon residents that the other vegetarian menu items are better.

2 comments:

Michael Natkin said...

Hey, I just saw your blog for the first time because of the mention in the Urbanspoon newsletter. Very cool! I'm always looking for and writing about veggie food at non-veggie Seattle restaurants too, over at Herbivoracious. I've gotta read through all your reviews and see which places we like in common. Maybe we could pick a place to both try in the same week sometime and write Siskel & Ebert posts :).

Michael

Sara said...

have you tried monkey tree on vashon? 17817 Vashon Hwy. Fairly new vegetarian place over there. Food is fabulous, and I'm not even vegetarian.

-sara