The first time I visited Evergreen (a year ago), I thought it was "okay, but nothing really special." I hadn't gone back not because I didn't enjoy it, but because I really don't go out to eat much, and when I have over the past year, I didn't feel an overwhelming desire to return to Evergreen. That has definitely changed now!
Between my last few visits, I have had the Vegetarian Spring Rolls (with sweet & sour sauce), Three Cup Tofu, Sweet & Sour Mock Chicken, Lemongrass Mock Beef, House Style Eggplant with Basil, and Pepper Fried Mock Pork.
Everything was AMAZING. The Three Cup Tofu was very delicately flavored & aromatic (and intensely delicious), the Eggplant melted in my mouth & was perfectly seasoned, and the Lemongrass Mock Beef had a perfect texture & tasted divine. The Spring Rolls and Sweet & Sour Veg Chicken are nothing "special," but they're tasty nonetheless & a nice treat to remind me of the Americanized Chinese food I ate growing up. (Everything else is not "Americanized," but rather very authentic.) My boyfriend & parents love the Mock Pork, and while I like the flavor, I can't get over the texture - it reminds me way too much of real pork (which would be a good thing for some people). I actually asked the waitress twice if she was SURE it was the vegetarian pork because I haven't had pork from a pig in probably 5 years, and it looked too real to me... The flavor was great, but for me, the texture was too "meaty." (This isn't a complaint, and as I said, both my boyfriend, mom & dad love it. I just wouldn't order it again for me, personally, as meat skeeves me out.)
The atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired, but I could be served this food in a damp cellar with a dirt floor & not care. I also love that Evergreen is family-owned & run. It's always great to support local businesses!
Anyway, I could go on & on (and on & on) raving about this food. But in summary, it's incredible. I will be back often.