Three Vegalicious Danes in Seattle


Last weekend, I met up in Seattle with two new Danish friends for lunch at Wild Ginger. This restaurant, in case you travel to this lovely part of the world (do bring an umbrella, just in case because it could very likely be “raining cats & dogs”), has its own vegan menu! This was our first meeting…two vegans and one vegetarian! I find it totally fantastic how the Universe has conspired, since I wasn’t able to make it back to Denmark this month, to bring these amazing Danish women to me (so far I’ve met six new amazing Danish women this month who all live around this area and we’ve never met before! I’m thrilled!)

IMG_0902Three Danish Veggie Loving Musketeers

Well, let’s get back to the food. I know that’s really what you want to hear about! Although, our conversations about our lives in the United States, what is happening to our food choices, family, politics, relationships…even down to non-leather bags, would have been so much more interesting to dig into, but I will refrain…You would have had to have been there, but at least I can show you what went down on the dining table! Let’s start with the menu…


IMG_0891Wild Ginger’s Vegan Menu


We discussed how it was nice that Wild Ginger had a separate vegan menu, so we didn’t have to sit and waste time guessing whether the things on the menu were vegan, vegetarian or not. However, then we also talked about that it might not be such a bad idea having it be part of the regular menu – so that our omnivore friends could see and try out the vegan options as well. First we had…



Buddha Roll – Traditional Southeast
asian vegetable spring roll in a rice paper wrapper. Pineapple dipping sauce. YUM!

After this lovely appetizer, we shared the following dishes:



Rama Setu – Named for the ancient land bridge that connects India and Sri Lanka; this red curry evokes the flavor of those countries. Eggplant, lemongrass tofu, sweet potato, daikon, red onion and curry leaf.



Seven Flavor Tofu – a Tofu fragrant with the seven flavors of lemongrass, peanuts, hoisin, chilies, basil, garlic and ginger is quickly dry-fried resulting in a complex, intensely flavored tofu.



Thai Passion Tofu – Fried tofu, eggplant, soy sauce, kafir lime leaves and basil. So YUMMY! Even for someone, like me, who happens to not be a fan of eggplant. I loved these Asian style eggplant!

Needless to say we were all very satisfied with what we had to eat for lunch! I must say that more than the food, I can’t wait to meet up with these two gorgeous, smart, compassionate, and lovely women again! If you’re a woman, you know that there’s nothing like female friendships! We just “get” one another…and once you find that! It’s absolutely priceless!


 Enjoy your weekend! 



About urbanveganchic

I'm an urban chic woman, who is passionate about educating others about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based vegan diet, cancer prevention & survival, as well as art & life. I love adventures and travel. As an artist and a teacher, I care deeply about healthy living, being a conscious steward of our planet, and being kind & respectful towards animals. Learning about a vegan plant-based diet has been like discovering a new country and falling in love with it, so if I sound like I'm enamored you now know why! As a world traveler, I truly wish I had discovered this beautiful new country twenty years ago! Better late than never, as they say, cause there's no going back now! Born and raised in Scandinavia. Proud owner of a tripod cat & a foxy little pup. Speak four languages...some better than others. Working on the fifth one. We are all either part of the problem or the solution! Health & Happiness to you! ~UrbanVeganChic

4 responses »

  1. Nina, it was really wonderful to meet you in person. How special it is to spend time with two women who seamlessly flow between deep conversation on topics that are close to our hearts and minds while also just chatting about daily stuff. I am looking forward to many more get togethers.

    • Liselotte, thank you! I agree! I am so glad that you found me and introduced me to Charlotte as well! Looking much forward as well! I am sure this was just the first of many such wonderful conversations!

    • Thank you, Lakiesha! Hoping to broaden people’s horizon’s and perceptions of who are and what is “vegan”!
      The Future is vegan! Big companies and folks with money are starting to pay attention. Maybe it’s time the rest of the world did as well!

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