Hello Brother! Hello Sister!

That’s the greeting from the sweet lady who took care of us on our lunch date in Rancho Cordova.

Curried Fried Rice from the Bodhi House

After taking a deep breath, I inhaled cinnamon and other spices drifting off this plate of Curry Fried Rice. It’s fried up with garbanzo beans, tofu and veggie ham. It’s just one of the tasty vegan entrees we sampled at the Bodhi House.

My hubby works in Berkeley and I work in Sacramento. He works a 9-to-5 shift. I’m on a vampire schedule. There are days when the sun feels too bright on my eyes as I walk out of work. Really.

So, I was tickled when my hubby took a Microsoft class in Rancho Cordova. We took advantage of the proximity with a lunch date at the Bodhi Vegetarian House. It’s tucked away in a shopping plaza off Olson Drive and it serves up tasty Vietnamese dishes with a vegan twist. Like other vegan spots, Bodhi goes beyond the vegetables and tofu and offers up veggie replacements for meat, chicken and fish.

As for lunchtime ambiance, we had the place to ourselves. Our server looked happy to see us. She did a fine job making us feel welcome.

We started with spring rolls and Golden Mushrooms. I didn’t find anything amazing about the spring rolls. They were typical for American-Asian cuisine. I enjoyed munching on the deep-fried button mushrooms and dipping them into the sweet and sour sauce.

We also tried the Rice Claypot.
Claypot Rice from the Bodhi House
This pot had a lot going on: white rice, strips of veggie ham, chopped shitake mushrooms, bean threads and more. The claypot tied it all together with a smoky note.

Overall, I was happy with our Bodhi Vegetarian House experience. It’s a yummy alternative for folks who need a break from meat.

2 Comments so far

  1. pazzer1 on March 14th, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    That looks so tantalising and wholesome, and how nice to have the sun too bright for your eyes over on that healthy continent.

  2. mamastarz on March 31st, 2009 @ 1:47 pm

    OMG! that looks so good. i hope deon taylor’s show Up All Nite will feature restaurants like this.

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