After hearing some good things about Bo Kong, I just had to try it myself with a friend.
It's been a while since I had good "gluten", a staple found in the buddhist diet, and we ordered a small sample as a starter. The fascinating thing about gluten is that it tries its best to resemble meat..but its far from it. If you don't mind the soggy, cold, and gummy texture of it, and you're starving, gluten can serve its purpose as nourishment for the Vegan. My favorite gluten are the sweet and tangy red ones that look similar to Chinese BBQ pork....
We had the "Sweet and Sour Pineapple Delight", Bo Kong's iteration of the Sweet and Sour Pork that is so ominous at many Chinese Restaurants. The recipe is essentially identical ... however, instead of pork, you get crispy deep fried cubes of a tofu substance with a savory-like flavor. The texture is incredible and if I held my nose, I could've sworn I was biting into crispy pork; however, the flavoring of the pork-substitute was a bit off, and not to my exact liking. Still, this is something that Chinese-food loving Vegans should totally check out.
Next, we had the "Vegetarian Stir Fry in Nest" - assorted vegetables cut in bite size pieces stir fried with a light clear sauce, cubed vegetarian ham that had the texture of spam (in a good way), in a deep-fried taro threaded nest, surrounded by blanched brocolli. The flavors were light, and I enjoyed this one.
Service was fine. The only problem I had was the time it took for us to get our change...I don't care how big or small of a tip you deserve, thats up to me - I need my change ASAP please! But anyways, minor complaint I suppose.
There are so many items on the Bo Kong Menu and it was really hard to choose...I will come back out of pure curiosity to see how the chef could possibly make a Vegetarian imitation of a "Juicy Chicken" tasty....or a "Steak" for that matter.