Vegetarian Orange Chicken?
I've been a vegetarian since I was in elementary school, so whenever I have a craving for some sort of meat product I haven't had in over a decade I generally ignore it. However, lately I haven't been able to shake a craving for orange chicken. Does anyone know of someplace where I can get either orange fake-chicken or tofu prepared in the style of orange chicken? Somewhere in the East Bay would be preferable, but if it's out there I'd probably be willing to cross a bridge for it.
Golden Lotus, in Oakland, has Lemon Chicken
# 39. Lemon Chicken Gà Xào Chanh 7.95
It is pseudo-chicken of course. I'm sure it is the same as Orange Chicken (maybe with a different food coloring).
Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant
1301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612
I second the recommendation for Great Wall; I live nearby and enjoy a lot of the food.
I expect the pseud-chicken version here to be different from the one in Golden Lotus.
I am linking to the Great Wall in Oakland, not the one in Daly City, with which I am not familiar. .
6247 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
And Golden Era has "Lemon Chicken batter-fried veggie "chicken" cooked in sweet & sour lemon sauce"
Golden Era Vegetarian
572 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Ark in Alameda has a section with mock meat dishes. I think it was lemon mock chicken dish I had there. It was mock chicken but am not sure if it was lemon or orange (or orange peel chicken) we had. It was very good. Also in San Francisco Chinatown there is Lucky Creations on Washington which a large menu of vegetarian dishes (it may well be all vegetarian, have not been there for years and my memory is quickly going somewhere if someone find it please return to me).
I looked online at the Lucky Creation menu and did not see a Lemon or Orange chicken.
By the way, Lucky Creation (and some of the others) are vegan, while others (such as Great Wall in Oakland and Long Life Vegi House in Berkeley) serve seafood.
The Buddhist Chinese places also do not use garlic or onions.
Lucky Creation Vegetarian
854 Washington St, San Francisco, CA 94108
1405 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501
Enjoy Vegetarian (on Kearny and Inner Sunset) has great vegetarian and fake meat Chinese food. The lunch deal is a steal with soup, eggroll, brown or white rice, and your dish for under $9. The kung pao "chicken" solves my meat cravings.
Enjoy Vegetarian Restaurant
839 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108