I ate at the Lotus last night with the Denver Vegans and plan to bring friends on Monday. I agree on the scarcity of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Denver compared to Seattle or Portland. After travelling in Vietnam last year, I found many similar dishes esp. in the south where Thuy is from. There is Sriracha, brown sauce and chili paste if you find your dish is too bland which the monks prefer. Ask James or Thuy about their Buddhist faith when things slow down. Enjoy eventually trying everything on the menu.