Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Lan Cafe (NYC)

Stupid me, I didn't get the vegan pho. Somehow I scanned through the menu and completely forgot the soup/noodle section. My friend and I got the Seitan Lemongrass Vermicelli and the Seitan Ginger Casserole. The vermicelli is bedded with BBQ seitan and layers of bean sprouts and cilantro. Really good! Clean and fresh. $8.75 Though, the Seitan Ginger Casserole comes in a small portion in a clay oven pot and a side of white rice. The casserole sauce is so thick and spicy I had a hard time swallowing it down my stomach. The rice made it easier, but the rice bowl is tiny. It wasn't enough to mix with the sauce. Really tasty ginger sauce though. $9.75 Kinda expensive for the small meal. The place is also very small, run like a mom and pop's place... and I think mom is the chef and pop is the waiter. cute!

Lemongrass Grilled Soy Beef Vermicelli

Seitan Casserole

vegan, Vietnamese.
342 E 6th Street New York, NY 10003


aredcardigan said...

To me the vegan pho is just - meh.

Now the seitan lemongrass curry...

The store feels like you're in a small cramped Chinatown family restaurant and East Village which is mind-tripping.

aredcardigan said...

God, it must have been the late hours...

I meant...the store feels like you're in Chinatown but you're actually in East Village.