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ipsedixit Jan 25, 2013 09:38 PM

They make a damn good banana caramel cheesecake egg roll dessert.

Everything else we tried on the menu, however, was pedestrian and tasted as dreary as today's weather.

But damn, that egg roll dessert was fucking good. Damn fucking good.

http://www.myplumeria.com/index.php

  1. notjustastomach Jan 25, 2013 10:13 PM

    Per Yelp, it's just about the best restaurant in University Heights / Hillcrest. Hmmmm...

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    1. re: notjustastomach
      ipsedixit Jan 26, 2013 04:53 AM

      I'd say its the second best restaurant in that area. Right behind the Jack in the Box on University.

    2. Tripeler Jan 26, 2013 12:55 AM

      Their site says the food is free of animal products.
      So how do they do the cheesecake?

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      1. re: Tripeler
        ipsedixit Jan 26, 2013 04:52 AM

        Eggs are ok. Owner says they find chickens that are not "animals".

        1. re: ipsedixit
          DiningDiva Jan 26, 2013 08:35 AM

          Does that mean that they have to find peacenik, hippie chicks?!?!???

          1. re: DiningDiva
            ipsedixit Jan 26, 2013 11:22 AM

            I'm not touching that one, DD ...

          2. re: ipsedixit
            Tripeler Jan 26, 2013 04:15 PM

            I believe that cheesecake is made with dairy products, rather than eggs. So I am curious how they made this cheesecake dessert.

            1. re: Tripeler
              ipsedixit Jan 26, 2013 06:55 PM

              If by diary you mean cheese, then yes.

              But cheesecake also has eggs, and lots of them generally.

              1. re: ipsedixit
                Tripeler Jan 26, 2013 11:46 PM

                How did they get the cheesecake flavor? Did they use dairy products? If so, this goes against what they write on their website.

                I have several recipes for cheesecake, and none of them call for eggs. In fact, for most cheesecake I have had, the presence of eggs has been minimal at best. This includes cheesecake that I have not made.

                1. re: Tripeler
                  ipsedixit Jan 27, 2013 12:34 AM

                  I'd imagine they used some combo of tofu and soy cream cheese.

                  As to eggs, I've always used them in cheesecakes. The only time when eggs aren't used are for "no bake" cheesecakes and I don't really consider them cheesecakes cuz the texture is just off.

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    Tripeler Jan 27, 2013 01:14 AM

                    Thanks. I have never heard of soy cream cheese, but it really makes sense.

                    Interesting about cheesecakes, I'd not known about the "no-bake" variety, though. Thanks for the clarifications.

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                      Cathy Jan 27, 2013 04:03 AM

                      If you read the actual menu, some items are labeled as Vegan and and other items are labeled as Vegetarian.

                      I see an appetizer that has cream cheese as an ingredient. I would assume the dessert has cream cheese in it also, since it is labeled as Vegetarian and not as Vegan.

                      I think the menu wording about 'free of fish sauces and animal products with the exception of optional egg' is speaking to the Vegetarian and not Vegan aspect of the offerings.

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          cstr Jan 26, 2013 07:20 AM

          I guess you liked the egg roll dessert!

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