Restaurant Review #106. This is the last restaurant review from our visit to Vienna in Austria last Summer. Here’s an overview of all the restaurants we visited in Vienna.
Xu’s Cooking is a vegetarian Taiwanese restaurant on the edge of city center of Vienna. It is a spacious place, with a terrace outside. The interior did ooze a bit of a somber and outdated atmosphere though.
Xu’s Cooking has a buffet at lunch time, but we were here for dinner. There is a very extensive menu list. Most dishes are vegan (non-vegan dishes are labelled with a *). There are a lot of dishes with mock meats and ‘fish’. Not being used to so much variety on a menu list any more, it was hard to choose!
This is what we had:
We were too stuffed for desserts, but were served some banana balls and hot drinks anyway!
A very enjoyable dining out experience. Although I am no fan of labelling and especially shaping vegan foods as ‘fish’ or ‘chicken’ (I understand it lowers the treshold for people wanting to try vegan dishes, but I also think it perpetuates the objectifying view on animals, seeing them as ‘edible parts’), the food in itself was nice.
Service was also friendly and swift, and although the interior was a bit depressing and dull, everything seemed clean (toilets also, forgot to take a pic though).
Would definitely visit this place again!
Xu’s Cooking, location
+43 – (0)1 – 523 10 91
See our lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in the menu section of The Bruges vegan! List restaurants in Bruges and outside Bruges.
I love Vienna and I haven’t been there as a vegan.. now you’ve given me the best excuse to go back! I also see what you mean about the slightly old fashioned decor..:)
We were there in the Summer of 2016. The city is very vegan friendly. Would also love to go back 😉
I concur. I dislike the labeling of vegan foods as body parts.
Thanks for sharing.
Nice food. I don’t eat food that tastes like meat, fish or chicken. I don’t see the point I must say.
totally agree, Sue-would never eat vegan food that looks and tastes like meat,fish.Apart from the fact that I find it off-putting,it somehow reinforces the idea that animal body parts are something we miss out on!