Jo Wok, a Thai restaurant in Sandusky that is open year-round, is located in the plaza next to Sandusky High School. It’s next to a video rental place and a TSC.
709 West Perkins Avenue # 8 Sandusky, OH 44870
The people working at Jo Wok are incredibly sweet, though the last few times I went in there it took me a little while to explain what vegan meant. They had vegetarian down 100%, but vegan was a little iffy. So, while I was eating my massaman curry I decided to write it down for them. After a short explanation, the lady working seemed very excited and immediately taped it to the wall beside the register! Jo Wok is now vegan-friendly!
Every time I’ve been there I have ordered the “Yum Apple”, seaweed salad and massaman curry.
“Yum Apple” is comprised of green apples, sliced into matchsticks then covered with a few peanuts, coconut shavings, cilantro and a spicy chile-sauce. Make sure you specify that you don’t want fish sauce, as I believe a regular order contains.
The seaweed salad is presented on a bed of cucumber and a few carrot shavings.
The massaman curry is pictured below. It has great flavor, but is more of a cheat meal for me. They fry the tofu. I haven’t asked for it non-fried yet, primarily because I always forget, but if you like it that way, it’s done very well.
A friend of mine ordered Pad Thai, vegan. It was just noodles, so I would specify that you want vegetable pad thai.
Again, they are very sweet people and very accommodating, as long as they understand what you’re saying. But, they have a guide now!
When ordering Thai food:
- No Fish Sauce
- No Meat
- No Seafood
- No Cream Cheese (she suggested crab rangoon with no crab)
- No eggs
- No dairy
- No butter
- No cream
- No chicken broth
I specify each of these things. Yes, I know it seems redundant, but a lot of times people (even fluent English-speaking-people) don’t make the connection between chicken and chicken broth.