Sunday night was a date night for us. We dropped the baby off at our Aunt's house and headed downtown SLC.
My husband Sean and I are members of a Utah Vegan Facebook support page, and anytime a member asks where they should go get a bite to eat... ALL CHAY is always mentioned. So we knew we had to try it!
The restaurant is located on the west side of Salt Lake City. I never venture over to this neighborhood due to the high crime rate. But I insisted we drive over and check out what all the buzz is about.
Its tucked inside the corner of an old strip mall. You might miss it if you aren't paying attention. It is not an appealing store front, and to be honest, I probably wouldn't have ever given it a second glance, if I wasn't told about it.
Sean and I decided to take our Facebook groups word for it and test it out.
It was a very clean and simple establishment.
We were greeted by this sweet lady pictured above.
There menu is entirely VEGAN! It is placed above the register area, and they also have a hard copy menu you can view as well. On the east facing wall, they have pictures that coordinate to there menu numbers, so you are able to visualize your meal.
We placed our food order and asked if they served alcohol. The lady said they serve water or soda. So Sean and I just got a couple of waters and seated ourselves.
After being seated only a few minutes, the hostess walked out with our food. We were impressed with how fast the service was.
I ordered the Teriyaki Noodle Salad. It was served alongside there Vegan egg rolls (cabbage, carrots, green beans, mushrooms, onions, starch, soybean oil, tofu bean) and a very light sweet and sour sauce. Oh my goodness was this plate delicious! I really wasn't expecting a lot of flavor, but boy was I wrong! The "chickun" was full of yummy teriyaki flavor, and the rice vermicelli was so light and refreshing with mint and cucumbers tossed in.
Sean ordered the OCEAN LOVE plate. We were told by many fellow Vegans that this was an absolute must!
They were right, it was delicious. Sean and I both love spicy food and it definitely had a spicy sauce served on the side and mixed into the "Shrimp." It was very tasty!! You are able to order the fried "Shrimp" as a small appetizer too.
This little Vietnamese joint was nothing like I expected it to be. The prices were very cheap and affordable. Sean said he will be ordering takeout for lunch, while he is at work this week. We can't wait to come back and try more off there menu.
1264 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
They do not have a website.
After dinner we drove to the Eccles Theatre. We had tickets to see Steve Martin and Martin Short! I was so giddy! Marty Short is my all time favorite comedian.
Sean (34) and I (28) were one of the youngest people in the audience. It made us snicker, but I really didn't care, I was just too ecstatic! I grew up watching both of these guys on SNL and loving there 90's movies!
It was a great comedy show, I haven't laughed that hard in a very long time!