Luanne’s Wild Ginger, owned by Xiang Ting Fang, has four locations spread across Little Italy and parts of Brooklyn. They serve a variety of vegan and kosher dishes, like spring rolls, nori wraps, and my absolute favorite, the black pepper seitan sizzler. It’s not only a creative and delicious way to use seitan, but it’s also quite the showstopper when the server brings it out of the kitchen - hot and sizzling off the skillet with smoke wafting through the air. The flavorful seitan is coated in a black pepper garlic sauce, and every bite feels like you’re chewing on pieces of steak. This specific dish was the entryway for me to enjoy this meat-like texture while feeling good about the nutritious factors - seitan has the same amount of protein as meat, and is a good source of iron and calcium.
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