Another Vegetarian Chinese Food Option
Posted on 01 / 11 / 2012
I had read about this place on happycow, and here's my Gourmet Vegetarian Restaurant review.
The owners are previous partners at the Happy Family restaurant and then Happy Veggie Garden, both in Rowland Heights. Now they've come out and found a new partner to open up this venture. It's been established for over 2 years now, and from what I saw, the business was pretty good.
The restaurant is located in a busy shopping plaza, it's located on the second floor in a large space. The interior is nice designed with cool air conditioning for these hot San Gabriel valley days.
The menu is very similar to the other veggie Chinese restaurants in the area and nearly identical to what the owners' previous restaurants offered. There are many pages of vege mock meat dishes, some tofu meals, hot pots, stir frys, fried things, soups, and others.
My husband and I tried:
- a small dish of chilled seaweed (seasoned with oil, salt, and slices of fresh red chili
- dried stir fried green beans (does not come with any rice)
- crispy vege seafood rolls (nori rolled over a beancurd sheet that's filled with some vege stuff, then deep fried
- fried rice noodle with pumpkin
Complimentary hot jasmine tea was served with our meal.
Overall, I thought the flavors of the food was pretty good, and the veggies were fresh (though conventional and non-organic). However, we found every dish to be a bit too oily for our palate.
If you come at lunchtime, you can order from their inexpensive lunch specials menu where you get rice and soup with each main entree order.
quick service, large variety, comfortable setting
too much oil, conventional ingredients only