If you’re a tofu fan, there’s a new vegan Chinese joint in town that you need to get on your list. Tofu Vegan, which has taken over the old Galley site on Upper Street, has been opened by Zhang Chao (who also started Xi’an Impression with Guirong Wei) and is a celebration of all things tofu, which the team make in-house every day – the menu includes the likes of steamed tofu dumplings, tofu vegetable rolls with hot & sour dressing, deep-fried tofu & mushroom balls, silken tofu in a spicy Sichuan sauce, mapo tofu, and deep-fried tofu skin rolls.
It may be in the restaurant’s name but there’s more than just bean curd coming out of the kitchen, with other mock meats like Cantonese sweet & sour ‘chicken’, Peking ‘duck’, sliced ‘fish’ in sizzling chilli oil and stir-fried cumin ‘lamb’ alongside veg-focused dishes like Dongbei sweet potato noodles, king oyster mushrooms in black pepper sauce and hot & fragrant deep-fried asparagus. Sounds like a very strong addition to the city’s vegan scene to us.
105-106 Upper St, London N1 1QN