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The Pink Giraffe, 43B St Clements Street, Oxford OX4 1AG, England, UK

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What: Chinese restaurant with a super huge selection of vegan meals. Meat also.

Prices: Mains around £7 (huge). Appetizers around £4-5.

Vegan menu: 99% of the very extensive vegetarian menu is vegan. Vegan prawn crackers, vegan mock chicken on skewers in sate sauce, vegan crispy beef in salt and pepper dressing, vegan butterfly crackers with seaweed, mini vegan spring rolls with plum sauce, vegan pork in Chinese red curry, bean curd in sweet and sour sauce, vegan chicken or beef in wine and garlic hot sauce. This is a random sample. Click here for the whole menu: Pink Giraffe menu. It’s amazing, as a vegan, to be able to peruse a menu for a long time trying to decide what to eat.

Drinks: Usual soft drinks, wine, sparkling water.

Service: A relief to speak to people who immediately know what should and shouldn’t be in a vegan meal. Friendly, easy to order.

Comfortable? Yes, It’s nice to get the table at the window.

Was the food good? Very good. Plum sauce is really nice. Sate sauce is really good. The black bean sauce is very, very nice. Skip the curry sauce. It’s hard to go wrong here.

Toilets: Adequate.

My advice to the chef: Keep up the good work. Re-think the curry sauce, it’s disappointing compared to the other excellent sauces.

My advice to the manager: Please open in Dublin, Ireland and elsewhere.

Overall: Do not miss this place if in Oxford. It may will be the culinary highlight of your vegan travels in the UK, if you like Chinese food.

Some photos are from 2013, some 2014, but the menu does not seem to have changed. All vegan.

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