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Best Restaurant for Vegetarians

Mr. Chan Szechuan Restaurant

1010 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, (410) 484-1100

Posted 9/18/2002

Remember when it was a rarity for Chinese restaurants to offer vegetarian dishes beyond the occasional fried rice or veggies with bean curd? Mr. Chan ensures that those days remain a memory, with a dinner menu boasting an entire page brimming with creative, inexpensive meatless fare. Tofu, tempeh, and yuba (a delicately textured skin formed from soybean juice) serve as the proteins to a variety of heartily delicious combinations; the tempeh with kale fleshed out--so to speak--with black beans and red and green peppers stands out, but expect excellence across the board. Complementing these main courses are a panoply of soups, sides, and sushis. Try the gingery spinach soup as an appetizer, and keep in mind both the shiitake maki and the nasu ten maki (the latter an exquisite melt-in-the-mouth combination of sun-dried tomatoes and eggplant tempura). Cheap, healthy, and yet somehow decadent, Mr. Chan also ranks as the local eatery in which you're most likely to spot a dreadlocked teenager and a heart-conscious senior simultaneously spearing hunks of yuba.

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Other Awards for Best Restaurant for Vegetarians:

Mr. Chan's, 9/16/2009

Golden West Café, 9/17/2008

One World Café, 9/19/2007

The Yabba Pot, 9/20/2006

The Yabba Pot, 9/21/2005

The Helmand, 9/22/2004

Mango Grove, 9/17/2003

The Helmand, 9/13/2000

The Helmand, 9/15/1999

The Helmand, 9/18/1996

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