After seeing the early show for Zootopia, our little group of family emerged from the darken movie theater into the bright sunlight like bears out of hibernation hungry for substance. Fortunately, just a few doors down the block, is Green Leaf Asian Bistro.
Located in downtown Redwood City, it’s one of those places where you select and customize an Asian-style meal, a la Chipotle or Asian Box. Fresh and healthy, there’s something for everyone of all eating persuasions. You order at the counter and select from a base of spring rolls, a bahn mi type of sandwich, a bowl of rice or rice noodles or a salad. Add your choice of protein, sauce and other add-ons.
The food came out fairly quickly much to the relief of hungry bears. As seen above, I got a bowl with rice noodles, tofu and savory peanut sauce. It comes with carrots, daikon, cilantro, mint, basil, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, cucumber, shallots and peanuts.
Price is about 10 bucks without any add-ons which cost extra. As is, I thought it was a pretty good sized portion since I brought home my leftovers. Growing cubs though will eat all of their meals and a dessert of mango snow ice.
Snow ice is a Taiwanese dessert that’s kinda like a cross between ice cream and shaved ice. Frozen into a giant block and then shaved into layers of thin ribbons resulting in a fluffy, smooth texture. There’s quite a few different flavors, I only remember the mango and strawberry flavors as they’re the only ones marked non-dairy but comes with sweet condensed milk on top. Other toppings include fresh fruit.
No photo as it was a shared dessert and came with the milk on top. I asked if it’s vegan without the milk topping but I didn’t think to ask about the exact ingredients. Next time. Maybe in June for the movie release of Finding Dory.
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