08/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This is some of the best Asian food in the Twin Cities. I dine in the restaurant or do take-out at least once every couple months. I am not a veggie but enjoy experimenting with their tofu dishes and enjoy the dishes with meat, too. Favorites include Ma Po Tofu, Eggplant with basil (spicy!), satay sauce beef, chicken in black bean sauce, pan-fried dumplings, sauteed green beans,Taiwanese Style Meat Sauce Noodles.
Veggies used in the dishes are crisp and fresh. My only negative comment is that sometimes the mushrooms used in the dishes appear to be canned rather than fresh.
The restaurant is located in the basement of a small city strip-mall on Nicollet Avenue. The decor is rather basic and stark. This is what many restaurants are like outside the US - you are paying for the food, not the interior decoration. Over the years, the owners have changed lighting and flooring to warm up the ambiance a bit.
My family and I often choose to go to Evergreen when we're in the mood for Asian cuisine. Better food at better prices than many of the trendier restaurants on ""Eat Street"". Give it a try - either dining in or as take out.