Sunday, September 30, 2007

A Different Kind of Blog

Welcome to this new blog. My wife and I have been thinking about writing this blog for a while. You see, I am an omnivore eating meat, vegetables, dairy and everything else...and my spousal unit is a 100% vegan, meaning she eats no animal products at all. No meat, cheese, butter, milk, ice cream, whey, egg whites, honey, and more. She also does not wear animal products such as leather, wool, or silk. Oh and let me add one more thing, my wife loves to eat out at restaurants and not just vegeterian or vegan restaurants, but all restaurants. As you can probably guess, this leads to some interesting situations.

Just last night we had dinner at John Holly's Asian Bistro. There was a decent selection of tofu and vegeterian entrees for the vegan spousal unit. She decided on the country tofu and then the questions began- what was with the tofu? Just fried tofu with vegetables answered the waiter. What is the sauce? A white sauce. What is in the white sauce, any chicken stock, oyster sauce, etc? This stumped the waiter. I then spoke up and stated she does not eat any animal products. He dutifully wrote down the order with the note of no animal products. The dish that did come out was fried tofu in a brown soy sauce. And it actually was quite delicious.

For those who enjoy all foods, I had the John Holly Chicken which was also very good as well as the miso soup. The sushi was a little bland as the rice did not have a strong flavor and was a little dry. The service was good although they did give us one wrong sushi roll.

Therefore this restaurant receives a very good approval rating from the Dining With the Vegan blog.

John Holly Asian Bistro
9232 Park Meadows Dr.
Lone Tree, CO 80124