Vegetarians largely subsist on a plant-based diet until they swallow enough chlorophyll to begin photosynthesizing their own food. Take the first step with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Vegetarian Asian Food
Appetizers include tofu- and veggie-stuffed rolls ($5.95) and a crispy rice-flour crepe filled with mushrooms, bean sprouts, and tofu ($5.95). The barbecued-soy sandwich stacks barbecue-seasoned tofu with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and cilantro on french bread ($6.50). Entrees range from green beans stir-fried with mock duck ($10.95) to orange tofu mixed with water chestnuts, oranges, green peppers, and carrots in a tangy orange sauce ($10.95).
At Zen Garden, many of the Asian dishes sound familiar, with adjectives like "orange," "sweet ‘n’ sour," and "kung pao." However, rather than tossing chicken or beef in with these classic flavors, the kitchen has adopted a meat-free credo. Chefs mix masterfully seasoned bites of tofu and other meat alternatives with fresh veggies, creating entrees such as green beans stir-fried with mock duck and the barbecued-soy sandwich. Noodles tangle around shiitake mushrooms in both the udon-noodle soup and the shiitake mushroom lo mein, and curry sauce imbues eggplant and shredded tofu with a spicy kick. Guests can pair their meal with a cup of green tea, prepped hot, iced, or in its purest form: emeralds that have not yet been juiced.