Back when it was colder, my vegan guy and I went to Bulan Thai Vegetarian. While it was still tasty, I think the food we order was not as good as what we had ordered before.
I wanted to try the appetizer of Seaweed Rolls ($8): deep fried nori sheet stuffed with tofu, glass noodles, carrots, and shiitake mushrooms and served with a sweet and sour sauce. When they say these are deep fried, they weren’t joking. I think they might have been too fried for me. The filling and sauce were mighty tasty, but I think I’ll stick with the Summer Rolls.
My vegan guy got the Rad Nah ($9): crispy vermicelli noodles topped with broccoli, shiitakes, and protein choice in gravy. He ordered this with tofu. I had a bite and thought it was good, but would choose pad thai or pad see ew instead.
Because it was a colder day, I was craving a warm soup. They have a new soup item: Thai Style Pho. You’ll see it displayed at your table. I definitely prefer Vietnamese Pho places better, but this soup was still pretty good – especially since vegan Vietnamese pho is hard to come by in the central LA area (don’t you hate going to a Pho place and finding out their vegetable Pho is made with meat broth?! Yuck.).
Go to one of these locations – just don’t order these items. (Sorry Bulan! I still love you.)
7168 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
4114 Santa Monica Blvd
Silver Lake, CA 90029