It’s that time again…my monthly vegetarian dinner date with my veggie loving friend (and photographer of this blog post), Julie. It’s always so fun (and stressful!) when the next month rolls around and we begin the e-mails back and forth of where we should go to get our vegetable fill. This month was no contest…when Julie sent me the link for Gobo, a mostly vegan restaurant with Asian flare, I didn’t need to look any further. And once my twitter friends confirmed the deliciousness that was awaiting, this dinner could not come soon enough.
You can never go wrong with starting a meal with breads and spreads, and while the sweet potato spread was delicious, it seemed a bit out of place with the rest of the menu items and atmosphere at Gobo. We still happily inhaled it while we awaited the rest of our food. And a lot of food was ordered and consumed! Our waitress actually commented that we may have “slightly” over-ordered. I guess she didn’t know who she was dealing with…not a morsel of food was left and the plates were wiped clean!
I honestly can’t pick a favorite. It was all so unique and flavorful. I think the vegetable rolls were definitely a front runner with amazing textures from the mixed vegetables, crispy noodles, and toasted pine nuts. And the sizzling oyster mushrooms were so meaty…we couldn’t tell them apart from the soy protein in the dish. It would be fun to go back with a larger group because there were so many other amazing sounding items we wanted to try.
While we were full…there’s always room for dessert, right? Julie, a self-proclaimed ice cream & frozen yogurt expert and soft serve fanatic, told me I HAD to try Emack and Bolio’s, a native Boston ice cream and yogurt shop. Stepping inside, I have never been so overwhelmed with the list of flavors and options…did I want pumpkin ice cream with graham cracker crumble, chocolate and espresso oreo frozen yogurt, or interesting sounding taro root ice cream? And to top it all off…you can get any of their hard ice cream or yogurt flavors changed into soft serve…how brilliant is that??? Seeing as I had NEVER seen this before…I knew I had to go with that combo.
Wow…soft serve yogurt with actual chunks of delicious peanut butter and oreo right inside. If someone can buy me this amazing machine (and I guess some of E&B’s divine flavors) it would be much appreciated! My birthday is in August, just in case you were planning ahead!