G-Zen, Branford

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G-Zen, Branford

Some friends asked if I’d mind meeting them at G-Zen in Branford, an entirely vegan restaurant with —whenever possible — organic and sustainable ingredients. G-Zen was opened by Mark Shadle and Ami Beach Shadle in the location of the short-lived Suburban.

We shared a G-Zen dim sum plate:($14) with steamed vegetable dumplings, fresh spring roll with shredded carrots, daikon  and cabbage and an assorted turmeric-spiced vegetable tempura. That was served with a ginger-tamari mirin sauce and a spicy cilantro peanut sauce. We liked the spicy sauce best.

We shared the downward dog burrito, a spinach whole grain wrap overstuffed with organic brown rice, black beans, spicy cilantro salad, shredded veggies and non-dairy  mozzarella-style (Daiya)”cheese.” The burrito came with a side of sweet potato fries with house made smoked hickory ketchup ($12), one of the best things we ate.

The Kama sutra ($20) is a flavorful combination of sweet potato, broccoli and other veggies simmered in a creamy coconut curry with tofu, diced tomatoes lemongrass & crunchy cashews served over organic brown rice.

We decided to try the chocolate stout cake with coffee icing. It was okay, a tad try but the icing helped.

Interesting food, but this is more for vegans than me. Once was enough for me – this food actually had me craving a juicy burger!


– bonnie

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2 East Main Street
(203) 208-0443

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By | 2017-08-31T16:19:35+00:00 June 10th, 2012|USA Restaurants, xyz misc|0 Comments

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