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Amazing Veggie Chinese

Alan C | Feb 15, 201511:05 AM

Last night we ate for the third time at "Veggie House", 5115 Spring Mountain. It's a Chinese vegetarian on the second floor of a shopping center with multiple Asian restaurants and anchored by the "San Francisco Market".

Each time the food was truly and amazingly outstanding. I had resisted going there after my wife Deb had eaten lunch there with a friend, because as a confirmed carnivore I wasn't buying into the idea of a veggie dinner, especially Chinese.

Indeed, she had to play the "Birthday card" to get me to go there at all (she got to choose where we went). It turned out to be unique and fantastic. We brought her 90 year old father from Cleveland there last night, without telling him first that it was vegetarian, and we had to struggle to keep up with him because he enjoyed it so much, especially the Sichuan shrimp.

The menu is in the context of meat, fish, shellfish and veggies, however none of the meat, etc. is "real", but instead brilliantly fashioned out of soy and other products. The "spicy crispy beef" tasted just like that, and the sesame chicken and Sichuan shrimp likewise, but without the heaviness and no msg.

They do not serve any alcoholic beverages, and I forgot to ask if we could byo. I didn't notice any among the full restaurant.

We chatted a bit with the chef/owner who has his own very fascinating story about how he happened to open the restaurant 3 years ago. Bottom line, he felt that Vegas needed such an option, and he certainly has delivered.

If folks are looking for a unique, off-strip dining experience, I cannot think of a more worthy destination. Here is a link to their web site: http://veggiehousevegas.com/

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