Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vegetarian Options at Red Egg in New York City


"chinatown" by 2litros

Yesterday, I was in Newark for work. I'm in New York City today and tomorrow for work.

I love New York City! I wish I could (afford to) live here. Tonight, I'm staying at the Holiday Inn in Chinatown. It's a nice hotel with a friendly staff.

My coworker and I ate dinner tonight at this wonderful Chinese restaurant right down the street from our hotel. The restaurant is called Red Egg (202 Centre Street). For dinner, I had tofu with mushrooms. The restaurant informed me that the dish was made with "house tofu," as opposed to tofu that's been purchased at a market. I've had fresh tofu many times before, and the tofu I had tonight was simply delicious. If you're not a fan of tofu, though, there are approximately 10 other vegetarian dishes that seem worthy of checking out at Red Egg.

I can't wait to take my partner here. I think he would like it.

3 comments:

AJ said...

You can take me there.

And I'll let you pay!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info about the restaurant. The Holiday Inn in Chinatown..its a super well located gem super close to everything. I like your recipes.I want to know how did you become a vegetarian? Is it difficult?

DAVID said...

Surprisingly, the switch to vegetarianism wasn't that difficult for me. It started off initially as sort of an experiment following an amazing vegetarian meal I had at a restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, DE, called Planet X Cafe in 2007.

From there, I just started trying all kinds of vegetarian dishes, and found myself hooked. It probably also helped (just a bit) that I also started losing excess weight following the switch. Other factors, such as concern for the environment, also played a role my decision to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle.