Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Dinner by Mike, and more from NYC.


My sister's boyfriend Mike is a great cook. He's previously veganized meals for me, like an herby white bean soup, as well as cooked straight from vegan cookbooks (last winter).

We accidentally left our May Wah fake chicken and ham in their freezer in NYC last month, and Mike turned it into a recent dinner with grains for him and my sister. Oh my, flexitarians! They raved it about it so much they wanted me to share it here.


Since it has been a month, and my life is coming back to some degree of normality lately, here's a dose of NYC food porn:

First up, just one of the fake meat freezers at May Wah in Chinatown. It was my first time going there, and it was more vegan-friendly than I expected. As opposed to the hunt for vegan-friendliness at the Fubonn freezer.


We were actually at May Wah on a very full stomach, after having lunch at Buddha Bodai.
We had eaten dim sum at Vegetarian Dim Sum House earlier in the week, and the full lunch experience at Buddha kicked that experience's ass. I really do miss good vegan Chinese food!

Spring rolls

General Tso's Veg. Chicken (and Jenny's skinny elbow) - excellent.


Sweet & Sour (or Orange? hmm) Veg. Chicken


Gluten & Vegetables Pan Fried Noodle
I got sick of the gooey gluten pretty quickly,
but this dish was just what I had been craving all day.


Wonton Soup


Babycakes cupcakes
Jenny had a carrot, I had vanilla. Hard to eat cupcakes in serious heat, I never miss East Coast humidity, but we made do.


And here's Chef Mike, eating his Babycakes cream filled cookie later on.


Contrary to the look on his face and commentary on the wheat free, vegan bakery, he really likes that cookie.

16 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Your sister is lucky to have a boyfriend who can cook like that!!


Oooh, the cupcakes look delish!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, I haven't had good vegan Chinese food in ages! Does Portland not have any?

VeganFabulous said...

Babycakes looks awesome! I was just reading about their uniforms and store decor! Looks like they are opening a store in LA. At least that is a bit closer to PDX!

Kati said...

YUM. I am seriously craving Chinese food now - thanks!

Kati said...

P.S. (and cupcakes ;-)

jessy said...

i need to find me some vegan chinese food - pronto! that all looks so good! oh man, i feel a craving coming on! wahooooooooooo!

Bianca said...

Man, that Chinese food looks awesome. I'm sure it was MSG-free, but every time I look at Chinese, I CRAVE MSG. I love MSG! Its like crack, kind of.

Claire said...

wow that vegan chinese looks mighty tasty. Oh, and I hit up babycakes in the nasty humidity too and brought home cupcakes...the frosting had melted off...so sad!

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clairedille said...

weird, it didn't show up

K.E.N. said...

gosh, that food looks so good!

melisser, we have the Vegetarian House here and some people seem to like it. i don't really. i've only gone once and that was 3 years ago. i'm more of a Thai girl...

tasteslikeyum said...

Commentary on that last picture owns.

The Chinese food looks quite tasty. I haven't had any in at least a couple of years.

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Yum! I love vegan Chinese food! I'll have to check out Babycakes and May Wah next time I'm in NYC.

Kate said...

I love Babycakes! The Chinese restaurant looks really good, where is it located?

mad about udon said...

I love the term flexitarian! Tell your sister she's got a lucky catch ;-) My bf can't cook toast. That chinese food looks damn tasty, I'm craving a big bowl after reading this post!

Vivacious Vegan said...

That Chinese food looks so tasty. I wish we had a fun fake meat section in our Asian markets here. Kudos to Mike for cooking it up. It looks like it was a delicious meal.

Jamie the Foodie said...

OK, I want to move! That vegan chinese food looks delicious! And all that vegan "meat"! There isn't anything remotely like that where I live!