Chinese Vegetarian Confusion

The best-known Chinese vegetarian restaurant, Happy Family, is multiplying fruitfully indeed.

The Monterey Park branch just moved farther south on Atlantic, explains will47. You can get all-you-can-eat here. Meanwhile, the Rowland Heights branch, which used to serve meat-eaters downstairs and vegetarians upstairs, has shunned the carnivores altogether. Only the upstairs vegetarian restaurant remains, but it’s supposedly better than the Monterey Park branch.

Jerome loves the lily flower-enoki mushroom soup and the pricey “monkey-head” mushroom soup.

Actually, the best vegetarian Chinese spot right now is Fine Garden, says ladelfa. It used to be Vege Table, but the owners changed about a year ago–to the people who had run Purple Bamboo in Rowland Heights–and the dining area and menu were totally overhauled. Chicken with lily bulbs and gingko nuts gets a thumbs-up, and so does duck with taro.

Happy Family [San Gabriel Valley]
111 N. Atlantic Blvd. #351, Monterey Park

Happy Family [San Gabriel Valley]
18425 E. Colima Rd., Rowland Heights

Fine Garden [San Gabriel Valley]
841 W. Las Tunas, San Gabriel

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