Saturday, March 3, 2018

Doomie's & Buddha's Vegetarian: Vegan Comfort Food

A Doomie's kind of night.

Toronto is home to plenty of home style joints. These places serve splendid, delicious, well-seasoned food that sates hunger, leaving no room to have dessert or an after-dinner hot drink. I experienced two restaurants that were new to me-- one that I've wanted to go since hearing inception of all-vegan McDonald's inspired fare and the other my friend called a classic hit during her college days.

My friend's fried chik'in parm smothered in tomato sauce and creamy, smooth "cheese."

I ordered the off-the-menu- Mac Daddy and fries, an amazing teenagerhood reminder veganized with tasty soy burgers between secret sauce, "cheese," and pickles.

Posing with food that had to be consumed with a knife and fork.
Just the day before, I was introduced to Buddha's Vegetarian, a tiny, often packed Asian restaurant specializing in generous portions of spring rolls, soups, fried rice and noodle dishes, and veggie mock meats. 

My friend ordered the tofu and corn soup.

I had the large fill of fried rice with veggie shrimp and chik'in. 

Good stuff! I loved the little peas and diced carrots and next time will add broccoli. 

We shared deep fried yam rolls-- crispy wonton shell on the outside and the inside was sweet, yummy yam filling. 

And the sweet and sour sauce with pineapple as an ingredient made it all worth while. 


  1. This looks so yummy! These are my two types of favorite places to eat out at- fast food/fried stuff and Chinese/Asian inspired fares.

    1. Thanks! I feel the same way-- those are my essential eating out loves!

  2. Everything looks so good, but I'm especially intrigued by the deep fried yam rolls!

    1. Thank you! My friend tells me that the deep fried yam rolls used to be a lot thicker, but still, they're super amazing!!