Ever Green House.
This is absolutely the best vegan cuisine I've ever had...and I've dined in vegan restaurants nationwide.
The portions are large and the prices are reasonable.
I honestly can't understand the remarks by Kpag of September 2009...it could be that individual palettes are affected by the awakening they get when truly wholesome and well-prepared food is presented.
I'd eat at Evergreen Cafe 3 times a day if I could.
TRY IT...YOU'LL LOVE IT!
Disgustingly Sweet Nightmare.
I cannot believe all the good reviews for this place. Everything here is disgustingly sweet. It's as if sugar exploded in the kitchen, and they're having customers eat the disaster. We ordered the hot and sour soup -- which was NOT hot and was more like sweet syrup than soup. I loaded it with pepper and hot sauce on the table to try and make it edible, but it was irrecoverably disgusting. Then we shared the Black Pepper Soybean and a second dish (I think it was the broccoli with soybean). Again, absolutely awful. I have never had such a bad meal in my life. Maybe the sugar is a SLC thing, but I can't imagine that anyone could like this stuff.
In sum, the worst Chinese food I've ever had and my worst vegan meal (yes, it was even worse than the time I was served dry pasta at a banquet event). But if you think that a pound of sugar is what's been missing from Chinese food for all these years, then by all means, give it a whirl.
I love meat and I love this restaurant!. I am not a vegetarian, my husband is. We go to this restaurant often and I love it. The sweet and sour is so delicious. The soy has a great taste and texture. The employees there are so friendly and helpful. It is a great stop for lunch or dinner. Since it is downtown, we go for dinner and then head to the Bayou.
The food is MAGICAL. I love this restaurant. If I could afford to eat there everyday, I totally would!! The prices are awesome, and the portions are great! The staff is so friendly I love going there! I eat the #7 (potato lovers curry) as often as I can!!
Wish I could give a rating.... ...but unfortunately, contrary to the hours posted on the web site, I can't. I went after they were closed--- At 6:00 PM on a weekday.
If You Are Vegan or Vegetarian.... and you don't go to this restaurant, you are seriously missing out.
User review by unexploredjade.
I absolutely love everything about this delightful restaurant ! The soy Chinese cuisine is scrumptous! I have tried all twenty-something items on the menu. Every dish has unique flavor, I find myself ordering the golden nuggets (they don't tast like cardboard to me), the seaweed roll with black bean sauce, the curry potato soybeans, and the spicy tarot root soybean.
I'm their number one fan. Yes, the atmosphere is somewhat dated, but who really cares? I'd rather invest my stomach where friendliness greets not only at the door but to my tastebuds (what truly matters with a restaurant)! Prices are unbelievable; so affordable I dine there at least twice a week! The employees work very hard at pleasing their clients. Less than ten dollars for every healthy meal, who can really complain? What are you waiting for? I hope you will love it just as much as I do !
Redefining comfort food on the cheap.. Ever Green House is wedged into a lackluster section of Salt Lake's sometimes-unsightly State Street, and it's usually my first choice for a delicious, filling dinner at the end of a taxing day. The staff is small, softspoken, courteous, and has a strong track record of getting orders right (even if it takes a while to prepare the food). Tofu bao makes a great appetizer, and the #7, "curry potato with soybean," is the one dish that will always put me in a good mood no matter what happened at the office. The decor is a bit dated, the water is served in plain paper cups, and the music is a bit cheesy, but the food's so good you won't mind it a bit. If you're a chopstick snob like my sister, ask for them when you order; the default utensil is a stainless-steel fork.
Best Vegan Chinese. Fabulous service & terrific food. My favorites are tofu bao & sweet & sour "chicken". I am not fond of the fake ham in the fried rice however-it tastes OK, but it's a textural thing. I just eat around it or give it to my friends who really like it a lot. Very reasonably priced. Atmosphere can be jazzed up a bit, but otherwise great!
Don't be fooled: The meat's fake, but the flavors are very real at this vegetarian Chinese cafe..
Located in a nondescript strip mall on busy State Street, it looks less like a Chinese restaurant and more like a diner with plastic grapevine swags and vinyl booths.
Ever Green House specializes in creating faux meats from soy products with some convincing results. It's a good starting place for new vegetarians who occasionally crave the texture and flavors of meat. Spring rolls--fried to a deep golden brown--are a tasty appetizer. Avoid the special golden nuggets (they taste like cardboard) and go for the curry potato and "chicken" soybean with its rich, pungent and spicy undertones. Pleasing flavors and textures come through in the stir-fried udon: Crisp snow peas and carrots complement the plump noodles, and the "ham" strips are palatable. For an all-veggie dish, the broccoli and mushroom stems has beautiful steamed florets with marinated stems meant to resemble beef strips--good flavors, but a little chewy.
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