Friday, April 29, 2011

Panz Veggie


I'm not a huge fan of vegetarian cuisine, but I do appreciate the occasional light meatless meal. Panz Veggie is a Chinese restaurant in downtown that offers vegetarian as well as vegan food. The decor is casual and the store is clean and tidy with a relaxing ambiance. Hot tea is served upfront and refilled promptly.


I've read reviews about how difficult it is to find vegetarian wontons in Vancouver, so I decided to try the wonton soup (餛飩湯) (small: $8, large: $10). I got the large size and the portion was indeed very large. The wontons reminded me of perogies due to their chewiness and bounciness. The filling tasted like mashed potatoes, but there was something more... I was curious about the ingredients, and the owner said it was made of potatoes, firm tofu, and sweet potatoes. In any case, it was very interesting and the clear broth was quite flavourful considering there were no meat ingredients.


We ordered a stir fry dish with spicy soya spirals, eggplant, and spinach (餘香玉絲) ($10). It was slightly spicy and full of flavour.


I'm not a fan of fried rice, but the tropical style fried rice (夏威夷炒飯) ($10) was delicious with mixed dried berries, pine nuts, carrots and peas. The rice was a mix of white and brown rice, so the texture was moist and chewy at the same time.


Most of the items on the menu cost $10 except for the appetizers which are $6.50. In my opinion, the prices are very good value for the portion and quality. Another thing to note is that all of the food served contain no MSG, so that's another health benefit to consider. I'm definitely interested in revisiting Panz because of the reasonable prices and the tasty and healthy food.

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2 comments:

Buddha Girl on September 16, 2011 3:13 am said...

This is actually a Taiwanese-style Buddhist vegetarian restaurant where garlic, cilantro/parsley, onions, green onions, chives, leeks, and some other herbs are not used.

krispymilk on September 16, 2011 12:30 pm said...

Ahhh I didn't know the specifics :)
But as long as the food is good, I'm happy!

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