Lorna invited me to a vegetarian lunch just prior to Chinese New Year. The lunch was organized by the S.U.C.C.E.S.S Women Success Women’s Club, Richmond division.
Zen Kitchen is located in the International Buddhist Temple on Steveston Highway, Richmond.
We had the Iron Goddess (Tieguanyin) Chinese tea.
First item on the table was a soup. It consisted of corn, carrots, water cress, cashew nuts, etc. The soup was quite sweet.
There were even a few vegetarian meatballs in the soup.
The appetizer platter made of various flavours of gluten which include sweet and sour, curry, etc. The center piece was a vegetarian ham.
A mixed vegetable stir fry.
“Lo Hon Zai”, a vegetarian dish stir fried with fermented bean curd.
One of the diner had the above dish to go and it cost CAD18 now, a $3 increased since I last visited last year.
Vegetarian chicken to be dipped with a sweet chili sauce. It is deep fried bean curd sheet with sea weed as filings.
A tofu dish.
A sweet and sour vegetarian pork dish. The vegetarian pork has a good texture with a bite to it.
Deep fried taros.
Dessert was water chestnut cake which was served hot.
It was a scrumptious meal. Thank you, Lorna.
There was a flower market in the temple for the celebration of Chinese New Year.