Thursday, May 6, 2010

My trip to Calgary...Part 1 the Food

Here are some pictures of the amazing food I had in Calgary. There are a few reasons that I go to Calgary...friends and food! The first restaurant we visit is Buddha's Veggie. Now I was a little sad to see that as of this year they introduced meat on their menu. Even though everything is cooked in separate kitchens it was nice to have an all vegan restaurant in Calgary. These are their famous Veggie Dried Ribs and I ate more then my fill while I was here...I even brought some back with me!
Crispy Veggie Eel with Spicy Salt, Veggie Ginger Beef, Pan-Fried Green Beans with Spicy Soy Sauce.

These Coconut-Yam Rolls were simply amazing! The flavour was so sweet with a combination of soft and crunchy to please your mouth!

Vegan Dim Sum! Not as great as I remembered it being a few years ago but some of it was amazing with so many choices!

Next stop...The Coup. This place is always hopping! During this visit they opened up a small bar on the side of the restaurant where we had appetizers and drinks before we could get our table. The Coup is worth the wait. Their food is fresh and delicious with many vegan options.

I enjoyed a Rootbeer Float with tofullati. It was devine. We also shared some rosemary yam fries with garlic aioli made with veganase.
We finally got in around 9:30 and I got the Upstream burger made with yam, smoked tofu and cashews served on warm focaccia with a side of baked yam fries. The burger was divine with so much flavour. Next visit I promise to try something new :) Unfortunately neither of us had room for dessert but their menu did look awesome!


Serena said...

The veggie ribs look so good and crunchy! Thanks for taking pictures of your foodie adventures in Calgary!

Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to have to make a trip out to Calgary to Buddha's Veggie I haven't heard of it. Looks really good! Thanks for all the info!