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by Dr. Veg
Review: When you drive up to this tiny hole-in-the-wall in an Agoura Hills strip mall, you may not expect to be absolutely dazzled. I have been a vegetarian for 15 years, and Mandarin Express is a dream come true. The menu is immense; fortunately for first-timers, the friendly and helpful owners Kim and Chef Dan will make suggestions based on your likes and dislikes. Vegetarians can rejoice: not only does Mandarin Express serve every kind of "mock meat" imaginable, each dish has a unique and flavorful sauce and super-fresh vegetables. Everything can be made to order: no oil, extra spicy, no MSG. Our favorites are the Korean Mock Beef or Mock Shrimp and the French Basil Taiwanese Mock Shrimp, but we try something new every time and have never been disappointed. Meat eating friends have agreed that it's the best Chinese food they've ever tasted. Call ahead to give Chef Dan plenty of time to create your delicious meal. Mandarin Express is truly worth the trip!