Thursday, June 24, 2010

Loving Hut - Vegan Food

A stone's throw away from Mana Bu's is a new restaurant called Loving Hut. They just opened up last week. Loving Hut is the fastest growing international vegan chain of restaurants with over 120 branches worldwide! I am so not a vegan. In fact I don't even know how to pronounce the word correctly, but I decided to go check it out today.

Nice yeah!
The service is fast and very friendly.
I love the decor . . . clean and green.
Yes, this is the restroom . . . also clean and green.
This is the Fabulous Pho ($7.50). This is not yet available for take-out because their biodegradable take-out containers haven't arrived yet. If you like though, you can bring your own container and they'd be happy to fill it for you. Co-owner Neal was kind enough to let me photograph his lunch today!
Nat ordered a two-entree plate ($6.50). She had the Sweet and Sour Hapa (E1) and Brocco Pua (E3). She really liked it.
Julie ordered the three-entry plate ($7.50). Same stuff as Nat plus the Lemongrass Hawaiiana (E2). She thought it tasted good, but she said that the Lemongrass Hawaiiana had a different kind of texture that she's not used to and she wasn't sure if she liked that.
Crispy Rolls ($2.00). Runa said that the flavor was a bit different than the usual springroll. Nat loooooved it.
I ordered the Combo Plate ($7.50). I couldn't figure out which item was the veggie tofu quiche and which was the shredded soy protein . . . upper right corner or lower left corner? But you know what . . . everything was really ono!! It came with a kind of springroll sauce and it tasted like Vietnamese vermicelli. I hardly touched the rice and took it home for dinner. I would've liked to have had more of the stuff in the upper right hand corner instead of the rice. Still, I am sooo gonna order this again.
I was really surprised at how flavorful the food was. To my cousin Roger, I think you would love this place! Go check it out people. One thing though . . . just like Mana Bu's . . . not much parking. Lucky for me I can just walk over.


Les said...

oooohhh...looks time I work there I think i'm gonna try. Arthur can go pick it up for me! :D hee hee hee!

Randism said...

thanks for posting this story; i saw it but was too busy to peep through the glass to figure out what kind of shop it is! i'll definitely check it out sometime!

jalna said...

You so funny Les! Looks like you going starve.

Rand, I'm anxious to hear how you like it!

Betty Townsend said...

Vegan or Vegetarian...I've never been able to figure out the difference. What kind of meat was that in your meal? The rest looks good as do the other entrees that your friends ordered. The decor is very the colors used.

jalna said...

Betty, there is no meat at all in any of their food. It's all "soy protein"!

Roger said...

Thanks Jalna for letting me know about Loving Hut. The food looks so good! How exciting to know about a restaurant that has all vegan food. Did you know that there's another vegan restaurant called "Peace Cafe" that just opened across of the Moiliili Longs (they are open from 11am to 3:30pm daily). I like the desserts there (They actually make a kinako cookie that's all vegan).

I'm looking forward to eating at Loving Hut!

jalna said...

Never heard of Peace Cafe, Roger. Thanks for the tip. Maybe I can go check it out next Monday when I'm off. Can't wait to hear how you like Loving Hut!

Rick said...

Ahh it's a Vegan restaurant? I've been eyeing that place out the past couple weeks wondering if I should go in. Thanks to your photos, I think I will!

jalna said...

I think you're gonna like it, Rick!