Respond to Review of Happy Family Vegetarian Restaurant - Rowland Heights
Review: I've been going to this place for a few years now. The quality is absolutely great & consistent, and there's a huge variety of foods. Some more "vegetabley" Chinese dishes such as lotus root & snow peas or Buddha's feast, some familiar standards (veggie Mongolian beef, veggie sweet & sour pork, veggie house chicken), and some unusual fake meats (abalone, shrimp, kidney, shark fin). The menu is so big that I dare say you'd be able to find something anyone (vegetarian or not) would like. There is in fact some honey in some of the dishes, and a few dishes with mayonnaise (hand roll, some sort of veggie shrimp with mayo), but it's pretty clear what they are. Still, you can always ask and they'll find out for you. What is great about this place is its affordability (a lunch special any day of the week is about 5.50-6.50 and comes with rice and soup. you'll be full!), and the quality doesn't suffer at all. On top of that, the servers are quite friendly, and though English doesn't seem to be the first language of my server whenever I'm there, I've never had a problem. One note, though, is that the fake fish they use is the same one used at other vegetarian Asian establishments which, from a recent blogger's investigation through allergen testing, has been revealed to contain egg and dairy though the package doesn't state such. The people at Happy Family didn't seem to be aware of this either. So, if you're vegan, stay away from the veggie fish, and ask about whatever dish you want to get. That being said, I still love this place and will go back & back again!