Every so often, I check the Happy Cow website to see if they've added any new vegan-friendly restaurants in the Sacramento area. Each time, I see a listing for Noble Vegetarian and think to myself that I've got to go there one of these days. This past week, I finally did.
The menu describes the cuisine as Vietnamese vegetarian, and the website says that all items are one hundred percent vegan. The restaurant relies heavily on mock meats, but they also offer a variety of dishes without fake meat.
I ordered the very tasty Flying Wonton appetizer, five fried wontons filled with something chewy that I thought might be mushrooms. I asked the server, and he said it was a gluten-based filling.
The next item I ordered was the Enlighten Thai Hot and Sour Soup, consisting of a spicy broth with tofu, pineapple, pineapple, cabbage, and slices of "vegeham." It was very good, but it was a huge serving and it came out of the kitchen at the same time as my main course, so I only ate a little at the restaurant. Fortunately, it was still good when I had it reheated at home a couple days later.
For my entrée, I had the Curry Potatoes and Tofu, which the server told me was his favorite dish. I really liked it too: tofu, potatoes, carrots, and broccoli in a heavy curry sauce. I ordered mine mild, but you can also request a medium or hot spice level.
Noble Vegetarian is located at 5049 College Oak Drive, just off Madison Avenue, and their phone number is 916-334-6060. Their website address is http://nobleveg.com/; unfortunately, the link to their menu doesn't appear to be working. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.