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EVEN THE PHO IS FAUX -Sept 2, 2004
“Started off with a bowl of pho beef noodle soup ($4.95-$5.95), a delicious broth that even appeared to glisten with the fake meat fat on the surface…

I was curious to taste the way this place reproduced salmon flavour so we ordered the sizzling salmon ($8.95), tender silvers of something that actually had a smokey salmon finish….

Everything here is extremely flavourful and this eatery has the unique distinction of being the only vegan Vietnamese restaurant in Canada…”
-Mark Laba, The Province

THE-LIST GREAT THINGS TO DO TODAY – Jan 4, 2005

” Our dining critic Mark Laba has been singing the praises of this suburban find and I second the emotion. It’s vegan and full of the distinctive flavours of Vietnamese cuisine. The Lemongrass Chicken was scrumptious ”
-Lorne Mallin, The Province

THE LUNCH BOX – October 14, 2004

“WHAT TO EAT: Spicy lemon-grass chicken, a great pretender to the poultry throne done up with red peppers and wafting an exotic chili and citrus scent…
Or the pho beef noodle soup that’s truly faux.”
-Mark Laba, The Province

VEGETARIAN FOOD IN PARADISE -October 25-31, 2007

” Paradise is more than just a pretty name at this humble vegetarian restaurant. It’s a state of mind where the two owners live, peacefully and perhaps even blissfully…
The pork, the chicken, the seafood are made out of soy or wheat products and so vegetarians can – without fear or loathing – safely eat pork, chicken, shrimp, and ham here. Stocks, too, are made from vegetables…
The food at Paradise is healthy, hearty Vietnamese home cooking. There are some 50 items, nearly all dishes are less then $10 for generous portions and more in the range of $8 …
You’ll find food for your spirit as well as your body. ”
-Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun

VEGETARIAN CUISINE IN CITY – February 7, 2007

” Paradise Vegetarian Noodle House, located in the Crest shopping plaza on 10th Avenue, has a menu that might confuse diehard carnivores. Beef, chicken, shrimp and pork are served – but no animals died. Cleverly engineered meat substitutes fill in for Babe the pig or Bossy the cow….

The resulting dishes are delicious for those who aren’t afraid of new taste sensations – and those looking for a healthier and more earth conscious way to eat….

When Yen chose to become a vegetarian, she had to cook meals that were so good her family would eat them, despite the absence of meat. And from those experiements came the delicious dishes
she serves at Paradise… ”
-Lori Pappajohn, The Record

5 GREAT PLACES THAT MAKE EVEN EGGPLANT APPETIZING – Sept 22, 2005

“This humble eatery is rebuilding the gates of heaven with soybean, gluten and veggies, and the sesame eggplant with tofu proves to be both spicy and soothing”
– Mark Laba, The Province

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