Monday, November 14, 2011
UPDATE: LOVING HUT IN SACRAMENTO IS NOW ANNA'S VEGAN CAFE.
The vegan dinner I attended last week (Vegan Heaven) reminded me about how nice it is to be able to eat everything that's being served without having to ask for a list of all the ingredients. So last night, I decided to order take-out from Loving Hut, a restaurant on Stockton Boulevard in the Oak Park neighborhood that serves vegan Asian cuisine.
Loving Hut has an extensive menu, and the hard part is trying to choose among so many options. So I decided to order a few things. First, I ordered the fried tofu appetizer, described on the menu as "golden tofu served with soy sauce." It's true that the sauce looked like soy sauce, but it was both sweet and salty. It was the perfect accompaniment to the delicious fried tofu triangles.
Next, I ordered the Mongolian Delight, which consists of sliced soy protein (this looks like bite-sized bits of thinly-sliced beef), green onion, and red bell pepper in Mongolian sauce. This is one of their spicy dishes, and you can request mild, medium, or hot levels of spice. I ordered medium, which I thought tasted more like mild. Quite good, though. I also ordered one of their clay pot dishes, the Sweet Chili Tofu Clay Pot, a mixture of tofu, peas, carrots, and onions, also with a medium spice level. This was excellent too. The best part is knowing that I have leftovers in the refrigerator (minus the fried tofu appetizer, which was gone in no time), so I can enjoy this meal again at lunchtime.
Loving Hut is part of an international chain. In addition to the restaurant on Stockton Boulevard, there is a Loving Hut in Elk Grove. And for those of you who expect to do some of your holiday shopping in San Francisco, I was happy to find a Loving Hut location at the food court in the Westfield San Francisco Centre the last time I was there. How cool is that?!
Sacramento's Loving Hut restaurant is located at 3500 Stockton Boulevard. Their phone number is 916-451-6842, and their website address is http://lovinghut.us/sacramento_01/. They are open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, they are open for lunch from noon to 3:00 p.m. and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.
The Elk Grove Loving Hut is located at 8355 Elk Grove Boulevard. Their phone number is 916-478-9590, and their website address is http://lovinghut.us/elk_grove_01/. They are open Thursday through Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and closed on Wednesdays.