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West Side: Chinese with faux (vege) meats?

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Wanshu Feb 19, 2008 12:29 PM

Anyone have a rec for a Chinese restaurant (or other Asian, but mostly craving Chinese) which has a good selection of faux meats on the west side?

In NJ we used to go to this fabulous place that had delicious spare ribs, Peking duck, hot & sour soup with "pork" etc.. all made out of TVP (textured vegetable protein)... it was soooooo good!

I realize it might not sound too tasty to a meat-eater but it really is surprisingly tasty when prepared well!

Ideas? and Thank You in advance!

  1. adelly Feb 19, 2008 12:54 PM

    you can try papillon in el segundo.....
    www.papillonvgcuisine.com/

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    1. re: adelly
      westsidegal Feb 19, 2008 03:30 PM

      papillon, imho, serves food that is more like Filipino food than chinese food.

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      fdb Feb 19, 2008 07:34 PM

      There isn't really anything like that on the westside as far as I know. If you are willing to travel to the San Gabriel Vally, you'll have more options. My daughter is a pescaterian (seafood and veggies, no meat) and she loves those faux meat dishes.

      1. Emme Feb 19, 2008 09:25 PM

        Mao's Chinese Kitchen has exactly that... one location in Venice, one on Melrose. It's actually very taste, and in case you were interested, open late!

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        Maos Kitchen
        1512 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

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        1. re: Emme
          westsidegal Feb 20, 2008 08:16 AM

          also, mao's kitchen has free corkage, so bring whatever alcoholic beverage you like.

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          tigercactus Feb 20, 2008 10:46 AM

          california vegan on santa monica blvd (at bundy??) has the faux meat options. I've never had them (just the plain tofu) but the food is pretty decent

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