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!)
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…
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!