So today after church I decided to go asian and try a little place a few blocks away. Ozu offers vegan food ( as well as some fish) made naturally and prepared without dairy products or refined sugars. They have a wide variety of wholesome dishes, sushis, and desserts. Each day until 4 p.m. they offer a lunch box special for $13.50 which includes an entree, two appetizers, brown rice, and soup! I decided to order that and to start for my soup I got “Carrot Ginger” Pureed Carrots mixed
with fresh Ginger and put together as a soup. For my appetizers I got “Edamame” Your basic Soybean in a pod, which Im a big fan of as well as “ Summer Rolls”Basil, Tofu, Thin Rice Noodles, and Cucumbers, wrapped in Rice paper. Served with a Peanut Sauce. This was probably the best thing I ate at Ozu, very thick rolls oozing with fresh veggies and tofu! “Almost Perfect” Hijiki, Kale, Collards, and Tofu Stir Fried in Carrot Garlic Sauce served with Brown
Rice. This was a pretty good dish. Not a giant burst of flavors going on but all in all very healthy and good. I also got an order of the “Broiled Seitan with Burdock Sauce” ($6.00) Broiled Strips of Seitan in a Burdock Sauce filled with Bean Sprouts and Carrots. I really liked this Seitan, it had a crunchy outside which I really enjoyed.. The Burdock Sauce comes out like a bowl of soup but it was delicious! They give fantastic portions here! Ozu is a restaurant for the seasoned healthy eater.. I don’t think new vegans or people who don’t appreciate different tastes will enjoy Ozu… But thats just my 2 cents take it or leave it:) Eat Clean and Healthy:)
Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,
566 Amsterdam Ave.
New York NY.