We ate at the Blossoming Lotus on our third night in Portland, and were absolutely blown away by the quality of the food. We started with the White Bean dip as an appetizer, and then I had the Chana Masala, highly recommended, and my partner had the Pepita Crusted Seitan, also highly recommended. We finished up with a shared dish of soft serve, which was also excellent.
We liked it so well, we went back again on the last night we were in town, and had the Wok Tossed Tofu, and a different Pepita Crusted Seitan that was excellent. We started with bowls of the squash soup, a great way to start a meal on a chilly night.
A word of warning - the soup and the white bean dip are almost a meal on their own, so you may want to order less than you might normally. You will definitely want to eat everything they put on the table, so you will absolutely go away full, and perhaps over-full!
Even if you don't normally eat vegetarian or vegan, you must try this restaurant. The food is fabulous, the service is great, and the value is very good.
The only shortcoming is that they tend to keep their bottled ales too cold (this is a small problem), but they have a nice selection of local bottled beers.
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