another place i have been wanting to try for a while now is sunda, "an award-winning restaurant at the vanguard of america’s new asian movement showcasing eastern asian and southeast asian regional cuisine." wow, sounds pretty amazing, huh?

so when it came time to celebrate two birthdays (me & my bestie carly), it was the obvious choice ...

happy birthday to us! 

so, here's what i had ...

strawberry fields :
belvedere vodka, muddled with fresh strawberries, cointreau, fennel syrup, lemon juice, lime juice, and orange juice.
wow. super delicious.
we also tried the "asian sangria," which was just as good.

sugar snap peas :
 shallots & sesame soy.
so beautiful & green! & tasty!

wok fired shishito peppers :
it's no secret that i love shishito peppers. but this version just didn't do it for me. don't get me wrong, i ate them. and they were good! just not the best. i think they needed more heat ...

summer garden roll :
soy paper, basil, mango, mizuna, avocado, asparagus, cucumber.
i had high hopes for this fancy sounding roll. it typically comes with ponzu sauce, but there was confusion about whether or not it was vegan. so i didn't have any. i also didn't taste any basil in this roll ... which is probably what would have given it the most interesting flavor. i will say that i loved the soy paper though! and all the vegs were extremely fresh.
sunda has a great vibe. and it was a great spot for a birthday celebration. they had a ton of vegan options & items that could easily be prepared vegan. i would definitely try it again ... and you should, too!