Happy Family Restaurant

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Chinese

Chinese food buffet usually doesn’t mean a boon for vegetarians, but at Monterey Park’s all-you-can-eat Happy Family Restaurant, that’s exactly what it means: the menu is exclusively meat-free. Those craving a sticky mountain of General Tso’s chicken shouldn’t walk out: a meatless version made with a mushroom mixture elicits sighs of relief from even ardent carnivores. The traditional vegetarian plates (fried tofus, spring rolls, bean sprouts with celery) are countered by other meatless imitations made with wheat gluten that conjure the likenesses of shredded pork or sweet & sour chicken.

Los Angeles

Happy Family Restaurant

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Chinese food buffet usually doesn’t mean a boon for vegetarians, but at Monterey Park’s all-you-can-eat Happy Family Restaurant, that’s exactly what it means: the menu is exclusively meat-free. Those craving a sticky mountain of General Tso’s chicken shouldn’t walk out: a meatless version made with a mushroom mixture elicits sighs of relief from even ardent carnivores. The traditional vegetarian plates (fried tofus, spring rolls, bean sprouts with celery) are countered by other meatless imitations made with wheat gluten that conjure the likenesses of shredded pork or sweet & sour chicken.