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Healthy(?) Chinese(?) Cuisine in Monterey Park


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Healthy(?) Chinese(?) Cuisine in Monterey Park

Chandavkl | Dec 31, 2012 01:36 PM

Except for our vegeterarian and Buddhists friends, Chinese food is seldom confused with healthfulness. Consequently it is interesting to see the opening of the farm to table Farm Cuisine in Monterey Park. Following TonyC's tip on the restaurant's opening, I was encouraged to see the open patio and the general upgrade over the previous tenant. But we need to ask a few questions. Is this really Chinese? Well, most of the customers and kitchen staff are Asian, and they serve won ton, Singapore curry and high vegetable content dumplings, but they really describe themselves as "American fusion" (which demonstrates a different and healthy perspective), so I guess it qualifies as Asian. Is it healthy? Lots of veggie options but with filet mignon and pork loin as featured entrees, you can easily go astray. And is it worth it to eat organic? Personally, I question if it ever is, but after paying $16 for a tough 8 oz. NY strip steak on a bed of quinoa and a side arugula spinach salad, definitely not here.

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