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Food Review: Vegetarian House – San Jose, CA

Vegetarian House is located in downtown San Jose, CA. It has been around for 20+ years! Boyfriend and I just started going there this year after we stopped eating meat. Many of my friends call it a “cult house” and when you walk in, you’ll know why. Seems like all the workers idolize this lady that they consider their God. Her picture is everywhere on the walls. I’m not sure what her way of life is; however, I don’t really pay attention to it while I eat there. This restaurant uses all organic items when they can which is awesome. My favorite dish to get there is the Pesto Divine and let me tell you, it is very DIVINE. It comes with chicken strips in a toasted hot baguette bread. They put vegannaise, tomatoes, lettuce, and pesto in it and it’s very tasty. The sandwich comes with soup and salad but I always substitute for fries..=X Haha to be honest, I don’t really like their soups that they give and the salads alright…Boyfriend got the jolly burger. This burger is quite interesting…it comes with crispy chik’n nuggets (as the m aeat), mushrooms, tomatos, pickles, and lettuce with french fries as well. It is very delicious. Their fries are so good; they are steak fries with seasonings and herbs on them. Yum! I’ve been to this restaurant maybe 10 times. Their food and service has always been good. Sometimes when I come on an off day, the service is extremely slow but they always apologize and are nice about it. Another dish that I recommend (not pictured) is the Sea Fruit Grill. It is fake fish and comes with all these vegetables and rice paper. You actually make the spring rolls yourself! Delicious and fun to share with a group of people. =) Hope you guys try out the restaurant when you get the chance!

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Namaste,
Jenn

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Food Review – Hue Restaurant – San Jose, CA

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First of all, I’d like to apologize for all the food reviews I’ve been doing lately. I am a college student and the semester is coming to an end. With that said, I am swamped with papers, projects, and finals. I have no time to grocery shop, let alone cook; therefore, I’ve been eating out way more often.

Hue Restaurant

Boyfriend and I went to Hue Restaurant today for lunch. There’s this Vietnamese dish called Banh Beo and it’s these little steamed rice cakes with dried shrimp and scallions with fish sauce. I love these and Hue makes great individual small plates of it. They are super soft and flavorful. A plate of five little dishes cost about $3.25. It’s a little pricey but so worth it. Boyfriend and I both got one and shared a big bowl of vegetarian Bun Bo Hue. Bun Bo Hue is a spicy noodle soup, usually made with meat but this restaurant had many vegetarian options which I am always grateful for. The broth was flavorful, spicy, and addicting. It left me wanting more and that’s how I know it’s delicious! The bowl was $6.50 which is so affordable. This restaurant is great for vegetarians. They specialize in appetizers and provide vegetarian options for ALL of them. I’ve had banh ram it and banh nam from here before and they were delicious. You guys definitely need to try this if you get the chance.

Namaste,
Jenn

PS. I’ll have a yoga post for you guys tomorrow! =)

Food Review – Veggie Grill – San Jose, CA

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Veggie Grill has finally made its way to San Jose, CA!

Veggie Grill originated from Southern California but has branched out to Oregon & Washington. For the first time ever, it came to Northern CA! I was sOooOoo excited! Veggie Grill is a restaurant that serves delicious food with NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS! YAY! Their menu consists mainly of salads, sandwiches, and burgers. They have many appetizers or sides such as nachos, mac n cheez, buffalo wings, fries. My family and I ventured over there Friday evening to try some of their food and it was so delicious! Here is what we got…

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The All-American Stack – This burger consisted of veggie-steak, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, crispy onion rings, and thousand island dressing. This burger was delicious! I’m guessing the veggie-steak is tempeh. It was seasoned very well and tasted great hot; however, once it got cold, it had a funky taste…especially when eaten alone. However, still delicious! Look at the the fresh veggies =)


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My mom got the Crispy Chick’n Plate. This came with cauli-mashed potatoes topped with mushroom gravy, fried chick’n, and rosemary steamed kale. My mom raved on and on about this plate. I tried some of the potatoes with the chicken. Absolutely fantastic! The chicken was crispy and the texture was right on. It was more like a chicken patty rather than a piece of fried chicken. Trust me, meat-eaters wouldn’t know the different; they’d think it’s a chicken nugget. Lol!

 

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Boyfriend got the Buffalo Bomber. This was fried chicken strips tossed in buffalo sauce, tomato, red onion, lettuce, and ranch dressing. This sandwich was really good. The buffalo dressing tasted awesome!

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My dad got the Santa Fe Crispy Chick’n burger. This came with fried chicken, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, and spicy vegan mayo. Now, my dad is a meat eater and even he said this tasted delicious. I’ve had this sandwich before and it’s nom nom nom. =)

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If you guys are near a Veggie Grill, you must try it! Food is fresh and delicious! I’d say the chicken comes closest to the real thing. The steak was ehh, okay. It’s delicious when paired with others things but when it’s alone, it tastes a little weird. Haha Oh! and the sweet potato fries are awesome. They come with this chipotle ranch that is so creamy! The price is just right…for a meal it’s about 8-9 dollars. All the burgers/sandwiches come with a side of cole slaw or chili but to substitute to sweet potato fries, they add an extra $2.25, which is a little steep since they only give a handful of fries. It should be +$1! Haha but still worth it…hope you guys like this food review.

Namaste,
Jenn

PS. Check out this cup I got for my mom for her birthday from “Teddy”. Isn’t it just hilarious?!! I love my dog! ❤

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Restaurant Review: Di Lac Vegetarian Restaurant

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Good morning!

Yesterday, I ventured to a local family-owned vegetarian restaurant located in San Jose, CA. As we arrived in the restaurant, we noticed that there was a takeout section. Two items plus rice or chow mein for 5 bucks! Talk about a good deal! They had a great selection; all the Vietnamese favorites including roasted chicken, egg rolls, sour soup, tofu stirfry, eggplant with tofu, vegetable dishes, fish, etc. and all vegetarian! Boyfriend and I decided to eat in and see their menu, there were a ton of choices. Some appetizers included spring rolls, egg rolls, salads. They had a variety of rice plates and an extensive meal for family dinners (where you order different entrees to share and order servings of rice seperately). Boyfriend decided on a roasted chicken rice plate and I decided on pork vermicelli. Both were extremely delicious, I believe they made the faux chicken and pork with wheat gluten and seasonings. It honestly tasted like the real thing!! Love it, we felt so spoiled eating it 🙂 I give the restaurant a 8/10. Service was practically nonexistance but the food made up for it. Definitely a must try if you make a visit to San Jose!

Here are a couple of pictures of our food.

 

Nom nom. Looks delicious yea?

Have a good night!

Namaste,
Jenn

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