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Review: My husband and I were on our way to Sun Power Natural last night, when we discovered that they are closed on Sundays. :( Having never been to Vegan World before we decided to give it a try. We figured it would be yet another vegan Thai place, but we always like the food at those places, so what the heck? Once we finally found parking on a side street, we went in and almost got food to go as it was cold and the door was open at 6:30 at night. They closed the door and it was much better so we sat down at one of few tables. It wasn't busy, so we had our choice of tables. Not much in the way of decor save the little "fountain" in the middle of the restaurant. Print-outs of the food with hand-written labels were tacked up behind the register. We ordered from the menus at our table. I decided on the spicy noodle soup, medium spiced, and hubby got the teriyaki beef. Be warned: although they have many "American" dishes on the menu, they are totally Thai when it comes to spice. There were many red pepper flakes floating in my noodle broth. The soup was very tasty with lots of bean sprouts, and their faux fish was great, but overall, it was just a little too spicy for my taste. My husband's dinner was fantastic! The rice was a combination of red and black rice and the sauce was unique, not the overly-sweet, corn syrup-laden stuff we're served all too often. The "beef" was very tender and the broccoli was steamed perfectly. The woman who served us was very sweet and attentive and brought me many napkins as my nose was running. After our meal, she even brought us one of their new coconut pancakes to sample. It was to die for! I will definitely order a plate of them next time. So, give this place a try! If you have an American palate, order things mild. And, please, if you are tired of traditional Thai/Chinese food, order pancakes or salad or something else. We have to keep vegan restaurants and their hard-working owners in business. Every neighborhood needs one. I should know as I live in Burbank, where they are non-existent.