Every year when Pat and I visit California for our annual winter holiday, we make sure to visit the Green Earth restaurant in Pasadena, California.
The Green Earth restaurant, as the title would indicate, is a vegetarian restaurant. Pat wanted to visit this restaurant because it is the sister restaurant (run by the same Vietnamese family) of the Green Earth restaurant in Tornonto, Canada, Pat's former home (Pat now lives in Hamilton, Ontario).
|Thuoung U - The Green Earth Restaurant|
Our host at the Green Earth restaurant in Pasadena is Thuoung U, a Vietnamese immigrant. I remember the first time I asked him his last name and he said "U". I said "How do you spell your last name?" He said "U". Pen ready, I said "What is the rest of it?" He said, "That's it, just 'U'". Pretty cool eh?
Pasadena is a short drive mileage wise from our stay in West Hollywood but long traffic wise. It is worth the trip though. Pasadena is a beautiful town. Neat and clean.
Pat and I always sit at the same booth, which has always been available when we drop in unannounced. We're always receive a friendly welcome by Thuoung.
|Pat and me at our booth at the Green Earth Restaurant - I don't know what Pat was doing - by the way we don't sit next to each other, I sit across from pat at the table, we just posed this way for the picture which probably discombulated Pat|
The menu changes every year. We look forward to trying new vegetarian entrees. This year was no exception.
|Our vegan dishes at the Green Earth Restaurant - the one with tofu chunks are Pat's - I don't like tofu, that's how I knew the difference|
I don't remember the names of these entrees but they were delicious. And we always top off our meal with a slice of vegan cheesecake which we share.
|Vegan cheesecake, which I like better than regular cheesecake - I don't have that heavy feeling in my stomach after I eat it, very tasty!|
This blog post just another little slice of our annual California adventure. Sad to say we probably won't be visiting Thuoung next year. We have decided to spend our whole two weeks in Palm Springs next year. Maybe in 2021 we will return, hopefully.