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 Post subject: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:08 pm 
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There was a meetup in Omaha yesterday at a sushi place. The chef did a complete vegan menu with all sort of awesome creative rolls. Candied peanuts, tofu skins, sweet potato tempura, avocado, pickled radish, mangoes... so many rolls! And then he brought us gigantic boats of tempura on the house!

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luckyklutz and her moms and their sushi.
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Vegetable pancake! I can't even begin to dissect this, it was amazing.
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Lots of sushi! The chef even took our Veganaisse and made the mayo sauces for specialty rolls.
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The people love vegan sushi!
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And we went for ice cream at Whole Foods after!
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Oh and a little girl made me a PPK favicon.
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Conclusion: Vegans in Omaha have got it ok.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:41 pm 
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YEAH, Vegan Omaha!! That pancake looks amazing.

I love the Vegan Omaha shirts. The design is rad, and also, it's gotta be a conversation starter. "There are vegans in Omaha??"


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:48 pm 
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That pancake was amazing, that picture of me was awkward. Also, the ice cream was the perfect ending.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Now I want a vegetable pancake! Are those regular items at Matsu Sushi?


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:25 pm 
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Awww, that's so cute and amazing. Omaha has it good. Freakin' Omaha.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:55 pm 
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All the sushi (except for the one roll with vegenaise) rolls are on the regular menu! It's just the best, but now I want them to put that pancake on the menu.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
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And now I have finally seen luckyklutz's mom.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:16 pm 
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luckyklutz wrote:
All the sushi (except for the one roll with vegenaise) rolls are on the regular menu! It's just the best, but now I want them to put that pancake on the menu.

Chef Aloumi said to tell him which items you wanted to see on the regular menu, so next time you go request it!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:23 pm 
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Look at Omaha reppin hard!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:25 pm 
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IsaChandra wrote:
luckyklutz wrote:
All the sushi (except for the one roll with vegenaise) rolls are on the regular menu! It's just the best, but now I want them to put that pancake on the menu.

Chef Aloumi said to tell him which items you wanted to see on the regular menu, so next time you go request it!


That roll with the vegenaise lit my mouth on fire anyways, so I'm okay with it not being on the regular menu. Stupid palate of mine. I'm excited that Chef Aloumi is open to more vegan items! I'm requesting the miso soup be vegan, always.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:25 pm 
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Oh man I need a road trip now. We decided the next time we go to Sioux Falls we're stopping in Omaha for a very long lunch.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:35 am 
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IsaChandra wrote:
luckyklutz wrote:
All the sushi (except for the one roll with vegenaise) rolls are on the regular menu! It's just the best, but now I want them to put that pancake on the menu.

Chef Aloumi said to tell him which items you wanted to see on the regular menu, so next time you go request it!


Hot diggity damn! Vegetable pancake!!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:49 am 
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The pancake was yum and the meetup was amazing! Yes, I just posted.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:56 am 
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heck yah. i have still never had specialty sushi rolls in a restaurant before. i want so hard.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
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This post makes me happy.

I was actually born in Omaha, and I heard a couple of years ago about the city's creative scenes really starting to boom. Which really surprised me, because... Omaha?

Turns out it's true, though. They have a really cool arts community now, and it's cool to see that the vegan community is being fostered, as well. The boyfriend and I road trip there occasionally, so I'll have to make sure to stop by for vegan sushi next time I'm in town! The sweet potato tempura sounds like fried heaven.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:20 am 
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Whoa...candied peanut rolls!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:33 am 
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Oh if you do visit, make sure to ask that the tempura be made without eggs. They will do it special for ya.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
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londonmay1 wrote:
The pancake was yum and the meetup was amazing! Yes, I just posted.


Holy cow! I'm impressed!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:42 pm 
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Matsu Sushi has jumped to the top of my list of Omaha dining because of the yummies I had here. I'm strongly considering creating a sushi night during Thanksgiving weekend to recreate the magic.

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:19 pm 
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damn this thread.
i am so homesick and miss my family like woah and this is not helping!!


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:24 pm 
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two hours away and my peace corps sitemate lives there. i think i visit is going to happen soon. i hope Matsu doesn't mind kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:18 am 
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my mom lives in omaha and so I will be spending thanksgiving up there.

she will be making the usual turkey feast.

is there a good place in omaha to get a nice hot vegan meal that may be open on thanksgiving??

If not, is there a place or dish that I just HAVE to try while I'm in town??


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:29 pm 
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hailseitan wrote:
my mom lives in omaha and so I will be spending thanksgiving up there.

she will be making the usual turkey feast.

is there a good place in omaha to get a nice hot vegan meal that may be open on thanksgiving??

If not, is there a place or dish that I just HAVE to try while I'm in town??

I don't know if it's opened on Tgiving, but definitely go to McFosters and get anything with the cucumber ranch dressing and anything with tempeh. And the bahn mi at Daily Grub is the best bahn mi in the world!

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 Post subject: Re: Vegan Omaha
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IsaChandra wrote:
hailseitan wrote:
my mom lives in omaha and so I will be spending thanksgiving up there.

she will be making the usual turkey feast.

is there a good place in omaha to get a nice hot vegan meal that may be open on thanksgiving??

If not, is there a place or dish that I just HAVE to try while I'm in town??

I don't know if it's opened on Tgiving, but definitely go to McFosters and get anything with the cucumber ranch dressing and anything with tempeh. And the bahn mi at Daily Grub is the best bahn mi in the world!



awesome!!!! maybe ill have to check ALL of that out.
i love getting some good food in other cities, it feels so exciting and new


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