• my new favorite salad: the chilled orient from healthyca

    February 16th, 2010quarrygirlhealthyca, LA restaurants

    it isn’t very often you hear me get excited about a salad, but the chilled orient from healthyca is something to write home about.

    chilled orient: buckwheat noodles, tofu, carrots, cucumbers, cilantro, rice sticks, black sesame seeds, seaweed, baby greens. $9.24

    it’s less like a salad, and more like a huge bed of noodles piled high with vegetables, two kinds of tofu, rice sticks, seeds, and baby greens. there is so much going on in this thing, and i can safely say it’s the best noodle salad i’ve ever eaten. the buckwheat soba noodles are substantial and filling, and all the leaves are insanely fresh. the best part about this salad though, is the generous portion of grilled marinated tofu. it’s crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle, and very deliciously flavored. healthyca also throws in a hearty amount of soft tofu for good measure, and the combo produces some very tasty results.

    the meal clocks in at under 10 bucks, and also comes with a side and dressing of your choice. i got mine with quinoa, and a cup of non-fat basil. seriously sooooo good.

    the pictures don’t do this thing justice, and i can’t talk it up enough….so you are gonna have to go experience this salad for yourself. i don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

    4724 lankershim blvd
    noho, ca 91602

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  • Next time I have a weekday off or a half day, I’m going to get this salad! I wish they were open on weekends. 🙁

  • “it isn’t very often you hear me get excited about a salad”

    Agreed! You don’t win friends with salad.

  • @greg, i know you are thinking “slow news day….” but this salad is so worth it, dude!

    @vegyogini, i wish they were open on weekends too. 🙁

  • Thanks so much for this site, it is so helpful. I was in LA for the first time ever last week, and quarrygirl.com was my bible. Best vegan blog ever. I wish we had one this good in Portland.

  • There have been salad I like. Vegan Glory’s BBQ chicken salad is tasty, and the Chop Chop Chef from Veggie Grill. Both really sit heavy in your stomach. I’m a vegan who loves soul food, lol.

  • Have you tried their self-named Healthyca salad? I am totally addicted to it. It’s got avocado, hearts of palm, apples, jicama, mandarin oranges, spicy pecans, asparagus, italian parsley, baby greens – try it with the apple cider dressing (which is WAY better than it sounds! I think I could drink the dressing straight!)

  • Hey doll,

    yum yum yummy!!
    i will have to try this.
    im coming out in both March and April.
    LA has so many great places to eat. so jealous!

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