Jyun Kang Vegetarian Restaurant
Enter the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas -- a tranquil international Buddhist community that’s home to ornate temples, lush courtyards, and even a Buddhist university -- and make your way to its on-site kitchen and dining hall, Jyun Kang Vegetarian Restaurant. It’s a hidden treasure that toasts to your health (hence, the name Jyun Kang, meaning "To Your Health") with vegan and vegetarian Chinese dishes. Offered solely at lunchtime, the menu omits MSG, onions, garlic, scallions, leeks, shallots, and eggs, featuring often-spicy plates like sautéed mushrooms with bamboo shoots and mixed vegetables with Malaysian curry sauce. The modest, cash-only restaurant raises a toast to the environment, too, encouraging customers to bring their own containers for leftovers and take-out orders.