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30 January 2010 @ 09:51 pm
A wonderful day & My Adventures with Veggie Chinese Food (Can you tell it's fake?)  
It all really started on Friday, when this was delivered to my office! :)

From Mark, which I adored!! :) :)

Then, today Mark took me to Mini-Garden, which is a great Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant! They have an entire menu of vegetarian items - fake shrimp, beef, and pork... DEFINITELY my kind of place!! :)

But instead of me trying to explain, I think it's much better explained with photos...

Our first dish was vegetarian Gau Gee - it was crispy and tasty and came with a great
sweet & sour sauce!! :)

The next dish was a fake shrimp with black bean sauce noodle. SOOOO good! The noodles were
thin & crispy and the fake shrimp really looked and tasted like shrimp!

Can YOU tell the difference? :)

The last thing we ordered was the sweet & sour fake spareribs... Oh My God... Heavenly!
I'm usually not a fan of sweet & sour, but the fake spareribs were seasoned so perfectly
and were so crispy that they went perfectly with the sweet & sour sauce!! SOOO good!

Yes, we ate it all!! It was one of the best Veggie Chinese places I've EVER been to!!

Even Mark loved the food and he couldn't tell the difference between the fake meat &
real stuff. :) We're definitely going back!! :)

Spent the rest of my day working on a new profile page for this LJ since it's been YEARS since I've changed it... Remember how it took me 5 years to change my layout? Well, it took me 8 years to change my profile. It's HERE if anyone is interested... :)

And finally, aside from all the wonderful things that happened today, I have to say that one of the highlights of my day was probably having Kevin "sing" Happy Birthday to me on my FB wall... :) Almost made turning... AHEM... the age that I am, not seem so bad... :)

Thank you all again for your beautiful messages and wishes!! Love you all!!
Current Mood: lovedblessed...
Daniel the California Highway Guy: gardeningcahwyguy on January 31st, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Then, today Mark took me to Mini-Garden, which is a great Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant! They have an entire menu of vegetarian items - fake shrimp, beef, and pork... DEFINITELY my kind of place!! :)

There's one of those sort of places not far from us over in Granada Hills: Vegetable Delight. We don't go there that often because they use of a lot of either Gluten (Karen) or Mushrooms (me) in the fake meat, but if you're out here, it might be worth a visit for you. They are near CSUN, on Chatsworth St. near Zelzah.
Sheri: Sheri - Veggie Soupshutterbug93 on January 31st, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Ohhh! I must try to go there when I'm in town one day - looks yummy! :) Thanks for the recommendation! :) I LOVE Chinese food with a passion, so restaurants like these make me so happy! :D
Regina Phalangethunder_pants on January 31st, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
"mock meat" is tasty. I've eaten it many times in a few vegetarian Chinese restaurants. :) It fools me almost every time - even down to the texture.

Those flowers are absolutely LOVELY!!
Sheri: Foodshutterbug93 on January 31st, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
That was the thing about this place, the texture of the fake meat was SO real! It was great and considering what an obsession I have with Chinese food, it's so great to have found a place that serves such a wonderful vegetarian selection! We're going back to try other things on the menu! :)
Sarah: [Glee] // Puck & Rachelmisswritten on January 31st, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a great birthday! :)
Sheri: Chad - Sh*tty Boothshutterbug93 on January 31st, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!! :) :)
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Sheri: Sheri - Veggie Soupshutterbug93 on January 31st, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
It was SOOOO good and Mark said he couldn't tell the difference! It was delicious and I'm so glad that I finally found a great vegetarian place that serves wonderful Chinese food! Chinese food is a real passion of mine! :D
Shazdancy_dreamer on January 31st, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday :):):)

Glad you had a great time!
Sheri: Chad - Memphis Lives In Meshutterbug93 on January 31st, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!! BTW, I keep forgetting to tell you, I got your Finian's playbill and will send it out once I get my act together and can make it to the post office. :)
Shazdancy_dreamer on January 31st, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you sooo much :)
There's so rush.
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on January 31st, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
I'm happy that you had such a nice birthday what started with so beautiful flowers! I never ate fake meat but the food looks delicious. I already had dinner but it does not work, now I'm feeling hungry again. ;) I like the new look of you profile page. :) Much love and big hugs to you, Sheri!
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 2008shutterbug93 on February 1st, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
Awwww... thanks, Sabine!! The flowers were gorgeous and such a nice way to start off the weekend. :D But the food was delicious and even Mark couldn't tell the difference! :) Much love to you, Sabine!! ♥
there would never be anyone for me but youjessnic85 on January 31st, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
Awwww, so glad you had a wonderful day!! :) The food looks absolutely DELICIOUS and you've totally got us craving Chinese right now! Definitely can't tell the difference! And love your photos, too... you & Mark are both just too adorable! :)
Sheri: Memphis 3shutterbug93 on February 1st, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!! The food was incredible! Mark & I are definitely going back since we want to try other items on the menu! :) Thanks so much for everything!! :)
Debsb186 on February 1st, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday, Sheri!!! :) So glad to hear that you had a wonderful birthday.. you deserve it! :D
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on February 1st, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Thank you SO MUCH, Deb!! ♥ ♥