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Buddha Bodai

by Peng Li on June 4, 2010

Buddha Bodai
5 Mott St.
New York, NY 10013


I’m not a vegetarian, in fact, I’m probably the furthest from one. I love a thick steak or juicy burger anytime. But this place had some really good fake meats.

This is my first experience at a vegetarian restaurant. I’ve tried vegetarian dishes before but always crave meats after consumption. I guess its the lack of enough protein in my meal, however at Buddha Bodai I came out very full and satisfied.

Started off with the corn soup. It is made in the style of the ying yang where the dark portion is spinach. I felt the soup was kind of bland in taste but low sodium is what’s in right?

I wasn’t as impressed by the “char siu” meat. The texture did not feel like real meat nor tasted like char siu. The fried tofu was fantastic. Its a must order.

Finally, my favorite was the stir fried noodles with beef slices. The noodles had very nice texture and for a second I thought the beef slices were real.

Buddha Bodai Vegetarian Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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House of Vegetarian

by CS on March 9, 2010

House of Vegetarian
68 Mott St.
New York, NY 10013


I used to like this vegetarian restaurant. I’ve been here with my mom a couple of times throughout the years. (My mom is a vegan and has been since 1998.) The good thing about this place is that you can order dim-sum anytime of the day you want.

Bad Experience on January 20, 2010:
- Bad service. Our waitress came to our table with our food talking on the phone loudly= No manners
- My noodles tasted really bad because the chef decided to put the black beans in it. I have never had stir fried noodles with beef WITH BLACK BEANS.
- Fried turnip cake+ no good. It tasted more water + flour. It probably had 10% of white carrots in it.

The good:
Sweet and sour “Meen Gun” which its texture is chewy and floury glutens. They have 4 different flavors to choose from, but we only like the sweet and sour gluten. You can mix and match on 1 plate.

I really don’t want to bash on a vegetarian restaurant, knowing that there are only 3 that have been there for quite some time. However, this experience was unacceptable.

Non-Asians might have a different experience though. This is just what I’ve seen through experience.

House of Vegetarian on Urbanspoon


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