Asian Temptation in White Plains is the perfect lunch spot for me, a plant-eater and my omnivore husband. We can run our errands, see a movie and get a great meal all in the City Centre.
On one such errand day we found ourselves on the tail end of a busy, Friday lunch-crowd. But as most folks were going back to their office, we began a tasty, leisurely meal. When dining at Asian Temptation, I tend to be a creature of habit. I either go with the Vietnamese salad or I opt for vegan sushi (the peanut and avocado sushi is one my favorites). This time, however, I craved a big, hearty meal because somehow I forgot to eat breakfast.
My husband started with the scallion pancakes while I opted for a simple house salad.
The light lime vinaigrette and mango shreds make this salad particularly fresh and filling.
When my husband ordered some type of beef dish with rice I ordered the vegetable udon, a first for me at this restaurant.
We have dined at Asian Temptation too many times to count. The food is consistently good, the wine selection is nice (nothing fancy, but you can get a solid pour), and a vegan and meat-eater can dine in harmony.
23 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, New York, 10601
I Eat Plants columnist JL Fields blogs about her transition to a vegan diet and lifestyle at JL goes Vegan: Food & Fitness with a Side of Kale. Her original recipes have been featured on Foodbuzz, BlogHer and Meatless Monday. She is the editor of the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny: Find Happiness Beyond the Scale. JL is the founder and lead consultant for JL Fields Consulting. She serves on the board of directors of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and the advisory board of Our Hen House. Follow JL on Twitter and Facebook.