As a college student myself, I would like to wish everyone in college good luck with their last few weeks and with finals. I am so glad that I get to write about Japanese food, Sukiyabashi Jiro, and my take on food in one of my take home final!(Yes, an engineer gets to write about food) Despite my 4 other finals(which are going to suck a lot), writing about food in my essay made me feel a little better. 13 days to NYC for me!! Le Bernardin, Sushi Yasuda, Takashi, Burger Joint at Le parker, and many more to come in this trip. Stay tune!!
Vedge restaurant, Philedelphia, PA, USA
I have been waiting for this meal for months. Vedge is one of my favorite if not my favorite restaurant in Philly. It might be a bold statement from me, but I think Vedge is currently serving the best Vegan food in the country. Since the first time I went to Vedge, the restaurant has never disappointed me. Chefs Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby are doing something spectacular at Vedge. They have proved many wrong that Vegan food can indeed be very delicious. Since the restaurant’s opening back in 2011, the restaurant is getting more and more popular. For this meal, I made a reservation about a month and a half in advance and scored a 7 pm table for me and my girlfriend. The restaurant is classy yet relaxing. We got a table right by the window.
Many have said that at Vedge you can never go wrong with the dishes. Whatever you order, you’ll end up with a great meal. This time, I decided to mix it up between the classics and the regulars. We started our meal off from the Vedge bar. We ordered the sweet potato pate and the fancy radishes. It seems like this time the restaurant is trying to “Asianize” itself by giving us chopsticks for the fancy radishes. I have to say the sweet potato pate was just insanely good. If I was not afraid by the people who were already judging me for taking pictures to judge me even harder, I would totally lick the plate. We got the Seitan and Maitake mushroom from the hot kitchen. They were spectacular, especially the mushroom. The charred was perfect. Coming with the mushroom was the celery root fritter. I could eat hundreds of those. We also ordered the broccoli salad and the parsnip puree from the dirt list, a list of dishes based on daily ingredients. These were good but nothing compared to other dishes we got before. For dessert, we decided to go with the cheesecake and the chocolate uber chunk. They were great endings to the meal.
For people who:1. think vegan food sucks 2.Hate vegetarian food 3.Hate vegetables, I would recommend all these people to go to Vedge. I hate cauliflowers, brussel sprouts, and celery. Vedge has changed my mind. I have grown to like all vegetables. If you only had one meal in Philly, just go to Vedge. It was just that good.