Happy Birthday, Tagori!
We would like to give your mother a special present on Mother's Day, upcoming Sunday, May 11th.
Please make a reservation and your mother will be served a FREE special dessert!
We also have Gift Cards ready for Mother's Day. How about giving your mother the gift of good health, great eats, and energetic living?
VegiLicious Gift Cards are available in $10, $25, and $50 amounts and come with a card and envelope. A perfect Mother's Day present to give this Sunday!
We'd love to make you happy & healthy!
Some people ask if our food contains sugar. We use just a little bit organic grade A maple syrup and organic dark brown sugar to give a hint of sweetness on some of our menu items. Please note these are good sweeteners and we are proud that we use these costly products for customers. What is really bad is refined (white) sugar of which most restaurants and food processing companies use a lot.
Remember any artificial sweeteners are even worse and harmful to human bodies.
This week is US VegWeek!
Go meat-free and eat plant food~
We are open 11:45 to 5pm on Easter Sunday, April 20th.
Have a guilt free feast at VegiLicious!
See you all!
It's scientifically proved that curry actually makes you happy!
Here at VegiLicious we use over 50 ingredients including all organic vegetables, fruits, and spices in our Japanese curry.
You can enjoy the rich and mellow flavor without meat, meat extracts, flour, animal fat and oil. It has been a very popular menu item among not only Japanese but also American customers. It is said that commercial curry has much more fat and about 40% of ingredients are made of fat and oil. If you take a look at an ingredient label on commercial curry paste, you will find the following ingredients in descending order:
- Edible fat and oil (palm oil, beef fat, pork fat, rapeseed oil, soybean oil)
- Curry powder
There is much less curry powder (spices) than fat, oil, salt, and sugar, and contains more sugar than salt. Also there are some animal extracts and amino acids which are chemical additives such as MSG. It is disappointing. The authentic spice-based curry is very friendly to our body.
As a side note, the curry made with a lot of turmeric can prevent hangover. So it is good for people who drink alcohol.
In recent research, they found out that the large amount of serotonin, known as “happy hormone,” is been released when people eat curry.
The research shows about 95% of serotonin is released from the intestine, not from the brain, and bad intestinal environment can interfere the release of serotonin. They say there is a relationship between the improvement of intestinal damage by constipation and excessive drinking & eating and our ability to feel happy.
When the temperature rises in the intestine, it sends the signal to the brain to release more serotonin. On the other hand, when the temperature decreases, the body recognizes itself as being “unhappy” and stops the release of serotonin. So, I think we can say that humans are making judgments by our intestines.
In order not only to prevent catching cold but to maintain both our physical & mental balance, it is beneficial for us to have warm foods and drinks regularly.
It is the curry that is the ideal food item for the intestine to trigger the serotonin release. The curry, which has a lot of spices and is nutritionally balanced, is exceptionally effective to increase the intestinal temperature. Then, the intestine sends a signal to the brain to release more serotonin.
Among many types of curry, the authentic style curry with mix of many different spices, just like our curry at VegiLicious, is more effective than the commercial curry that was made with a lot of flour and other stuff. Spice-rich curry is also called as “medicinal curry” because of its “cure-all” effects for physical and mental health.
It is also good for increasing brain activity. Have some curry on days like an exam or when your brain has to work intensively. Please try VegiLicious curry. It will make your mind and body happy!
We are temporarily closed until the following Tuesday, April 15th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please come dine on Wednesday, April 16th or after.
Thank you and look forward to serving you soon!
Akira & Ana
Please be advised that we will temporarily be closed Monday till the following Tuesday, April 7th - 15th since the owners/chefs will need to be back in Japan during the period.
We will re-open on Wednesday, April 16th.
Happy Birthday, Judy! And congratulations on going back to college!