Saturday, May 5, 2012

BACK TO LILLI AND LOO FOR GLUTEN-FREE CHINESE FOOD

As a vegetarian for many years, and strangely, perhaps, one not particularly fond of tofu, I would still always order General Tsao's Tofu almost every time I'd go to a Chinese restaurant, the crunchy crust would win me over every time! 
As you can see, this tofu is hardly crispy. The triangles are large, not bite-sized as I was used to finding in my pre-gluten-free days. However, the sauce and vegetables were very flavorful. I can only imagine that they are lightly floured and quickly pan-fried because there is no dedicated fryer for this gluten-free dish since it like no General Tsao's I've ever eaten. A more enthusiastic fan of tofu than I am would probably be happy. Oh well, next time I'll try the tofu skin wrapped in bok choy, and a plate of vegetables in garlic sauce. The gluten-free menu is extensive, even for a vegetarian!
It's clear to me that this restaurant takes its visuals seriously. There's always something new. This time, some new large photos, like the one up top. Check out this previous post to see more details of the restaurant's decor. 
This blueberry pound cake, topped with sliced almonds, was as delicious as I remembered from my first visit, although the swirl of whipped cream present then had disappeared this time around. Hope it returns. Great cake though--had to fight over it with my non-gluten-free lunch date!



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of eating here in June. The food was so good, I nearly cried. Unfortunately we are 90 miles outside of NYC, so it's a rare treat. But I had to share my love for this restaurant.

G.F.Veg said...

Isn't the dessert a wonderful gluten-free surprise?