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Gobo Review (long)

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Gobo Review (long)

brandy76 | Feb 14, 2005 10:08 AM

Thank you all for all the vegetarian rec's in my post below. I deceided to go with Gobo since it was my 1st vegetarian meal & I wanted to go with a "faux" meat restaurant. (gradually i'll ease into the true vegan/vegetarian restaurants)

Arrived at 9pm on Saturday night w/o a reservation. Only had to wait 20min., by the juice bar, which only had 4 seats. I had the "ms. daisy" smoothie with flax seed powder, which was so tasty. Once we get seated in the lunchroom style seating restaurant we started off with 3 appetizers:
1.) The 5 spice tofu rols with mango puree: it came as 2 big pieices of tofu slightly breaded. I didn't care for the mango sauce & the tofu was extremely thick/dry.
2.) Vietnamese spring rolls we delcious & fresh (again received 2 rolls)I was a little worried when the consistency of the rolls weren't that filling (when I hear spring rolls I'm thinking of alot of filling ingredients like Chinese restaurant style)
3.) The steamed spinach dumplings were the best, so soft & filling (4 small ones)

For main dish my boyfriend ordered the Soy chicken nuggets (with broccoli) which were delicious in a sesame type sauce. I ordered the natural seitan medallion in sizzling spicy citrus sauce (which was very spicy. It was very tasty considering I had no idea what seitan was (even after reading the legend on the bottom of the menu). It's amazing how these dishes don't taste like a vegetarian dish. I kept referring to how good my "meat" was & my boyfriend kept reminding me there's no meat.

For dessert I had the carrot cake in hard sake sauce, which was very thick, at least the sauce helped mositen it a bit.

Overall I was very satisfied & stuffed from my meal & would definitely go back. The service was very fast, friendly & efficient. Only downside was they were out of: the homestyle seitan entree & gingerbread dessert.

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