Check out the more recent review I wrote on Stumptown Vegans, here!
We went to Bay Leaf on SE Division for a second time this past Saturday, for a late birthday dinner turned lunch. Upon simply arriving and remembering the lunch special prices (on a Saturday at that!), I knew that it had been far too long since we've dined here. I couldn't decide between the eggplant and sesame tofu, and we both ended up ordered the sesame tofu lunch specials. This came with flawlessly cooked broccoli florets, those cute crunchy white noodles (?), a side of mixed grain rice and a cup of the soup of the day. $5.95 for portions that sent us both home with leftovers - & we both enjoyed the soup and shared an appetizer. Basically, check out Bay Leaf.
The soup of the day was Hot & Sour - a personal favorite of mine, so I have the right to be pickier than usual. I actually give this the thumbs up. At first I couldn't decide if it was either hot or sour at all - but then the afterbite kicked in after a couple sips. Thomas and I agree that the consistency was right on, and the tofu was just firm enough. Thomas is NOT a hot and sour fan and enjoyed it, and I say give it a little more heat and I'm in love. Look at the matchstick veggies!
Spring rolls with a citrus soy sauce - this one gets credit for the radish side a lone. Oh, and these are in the lead for the best spring rolls in Portland!
It was a birthday celebration and all, so I tried my first avocado smoothie and was not dissapointed, hell no. I think it overshadowed the meal! See you next year for sure, smoothie.
Attack of the giant sunflowers. We saw this on the way home from Nicholas and I thought I'd share, having only recently seen these enormous creatures..I mean plants..