Monday, August 31, 2009

Restaurant Review: Souen (NY)

I’ve been thinking about venturing off into restaurant reviews for a while, but I wasn’t sure where to start. I don’t go out to eat too often, and the last time I went out for dinner, I didn’t bring my camera. So, once in a while, you’ll catch a restaurant review from me (if I remember my camera).

Last week, my coworker and I decided to go out for lunch to chat and catch up. We’ve been so busy lately that we had to schedule it in our calendars. She mentioned a noodle shop that she passed by every time she headed to the gym after work. She had a craving for noodles, and it sounded pretty good to me as well. We walked south from our office, whereas I always head north whenever I go out.

We arrived at the quaint little restaurant where she thought was a noodle shop. Much to our surprise, it wasn’t just a noodle shop. It was a macrobiotic organic restaurant that is great for vegans, gluten free diets, and dairy free diets.

From their website:

“We prepare our food simply and naturally, offering you the best quality grains, beans, and produce. No refined, chemicals, preservatives, meat or dairy products are used in our kitchen. We also employ traditional methods of preparation whenever possible to enhance the healthful quality and natural flavor of our food.”

It wasn’t busy at all when we went in. We got a table immediately. Once we sat down, a waitress placed a chalkboard of specials of the day in front of us. It struck me as odd that it was there, but it was really helpful, since their specials weren’t listed anywhere else. I glanced through the menu and I loved their offerings. I kept thinking to myself that Gary would love this place, and I would have to bring him there one day.

I ordered the Spaghetti with Pesto and Shrimp ($14.50) . This may not be available everyday since it was one of their specials of the day. It tasted fabulous, and I ate the whole thing! I had a new found love for pesto!

shrimp pesto spaghetti

My coworker got the Inspired Vegetable Curry ($11.50 + $2 for tofu). She added tofu to it as well, and it tasted pretty good. Curry is probably one the only spices I would eat.

vegetable curry bowl

I really wanted to have the New York Tofu Cheesecake for dessert, but I was full from my meal already. Maybe next time.

All in all, it was pretty tasty. I don’t add too much salt to my meals, so it was perfect for me, but my coworker added it to her dish.

Info and verdict:

Souen Soho (Organic Macrobiotic Restaurant)
210 Sixth Ave at Prince St, 10014
Tel: 212-807-7421
Fax: 212-627-4309
Monday-Friday 11:30am-10:30pm

Price: $$$
Atmosphere: ☺☺☺
Overall Experience: ☺☺☺☺

1 comment :

  1. that's cool. I'm going there today for the lunch special. I don't like ramen, but my mom will get it. I look forward to the kale though. Glad to know that the salty level is low. I can't take salty meals as well.


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