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Review: I was here visiting family and it was one of the few vegetarian places my uncle knew. As such, he took us here during lunch time, but we ordered off of the dinner menu as opposed to the cheaper lunch menu. However, they threw in soup for free, since it was lunch. We didn't know what to get and, quite honestly, out of the three in my party, I was the only one who was hungry. We ended up getting three items: sweet and sour fish with bamboo shoots and random peas, pan-fried tofu with mushrooms, and I forgot the last one but it's some sort of konjac stir-fried with basil. There were also the individual servings of Hot and Sour Soup. The S&S fish was properly tangy. Interestingly enough, at our table, I'm the only one with a taste for sweet and sour so I was the only one that liked it. The konjac (?) was good, as per usual. The pan-fried tofu was an all-around favorite. It was still fairly crispy, depite being drenched in a brown sauce and served on a sizzling hot plate. You also have a choice of brown or white rice. All in all, it reminded me of a vegetarian Chinese restaurant my family is a regular of back in Houston. The dishes were good and moderately priced, depending on what you ordered - nothing too salty and everything was well-seasoned within reason. The service was decent; they came by regularly to see if we were ready. The waitresses were also multilingual - English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. However, I was under the impression it also catered more towards the non-Asian community, despite the Asian vegetarian menu. Good stuff! Finding a parking spot was almost a nightmare - almost. :) All in all, I rate this a 3.75, so rounded up to a 4.0.