Definitely still 5 stars after eating an actual dinner here last night! I'd give more stars if I could.
Instead of a cocktail this time, I had a glass of Syrah, which was reallllly good. Between the four of us, we shared the Jasmine Crepe (vegetarian style), two bowls of the Vegetarian Pho, and Spicy Eggplant (with the addition of fried tofu). For apps, we had the Vegetarian Egg Rolls (which are actually vegan, remember) & the Salt & Pepper Tofu.
God, this food is soooo good. Everything was amazing, and I especially loved the Pho. The broth was SO flavorful, and the vegetables, mock duck & tofu tasted so fresh.
Bonus: Our server, who was the same one as last time, remembered our names! (I went back with the same friend & my boyfriend, plus the addition of one more.) We'd only been here one time like three weeks ago, so I couldn't believe he remembered all our names.
I'm really glad I don't live right next door to Jasmine 26 because if I did, I'd be one FAT vegan. Seriously, I'd eat here everyday, and be fat & poor - but it would be worth it.
Oh. My. God. Best food I have had in awhile time... And I didn't even intend on eating here.
After a potluck last Friday, my boyfriend, our friend, and I decided to stop in here for a drink or four. None of us had ever been, but had heard great things about their cocktails & their vegan food offerings.
The ambiance was really nice, and the hostesses were very friendly, as was our waiter (Zack--who was also vegan & had lots of information & recommendations for us)! I am not typically a cocktail/martini drinker because I am a lightweight & don't like the taste of booze... But their offerings were so intriguing that I ended up getting two while we were there.
Between the three of us, we sampled 5 drinks & all of them were DELICIOUS. Unfortunately, they don't have their drinks listed on their website & I can't remember the names of what we got, but I think it's safe to say you can't really go wrong. I know for sure my first drink was the Ginger Fizz, and that was awesome.
Even though we just came from a potluck, we were so excited to see such enticing vegan food on their menu that we ended up ordering the Salt & Pepper Tofu and the Veggie Egg Rolls with Tofu. (And amazingly, the Egg Rolls are actually vegan, as they're wrapped with a tasty, crunchy, eggless wheat wrap.)
Okay, words cannot do justice to the Salt & Pepper Tofu. It was just amazingly delicious & I was sort of mad that I had to share it with two other people, even though I wasn't hungry to begin with... The Egg Rolls were also really good, but we had those after the tofu, so my tastebuds were still in shock over the mind-blowing deliciousness of that. Our server also brought out pineapple & peanut dipping sauces. I didn't care for the texture of the pineapple for some reason, but the peanut sauce was great!
This place was pretty empty when we were there (like 10 p.m. on a Friday), so I hope good word of mouth travels & it sticks around for a long time. I'm reallllly excited to come back here for lunch or dinner soon! There was quite the variety of vegan options on the menu, and a lot of what wasn't vegan could be made so.