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Mar 18, 2010 01:29 PM

Hunan House vegetarian options?

I've never been to Hunan House but hopefully this Sunday with a group... 2 are vegetarians. Is Hunan House a place they could be happy? (Also do you need reservations if there's 6-8 people?)

Hunan House Restaurant
29-30 Union St, Queens, NY 11354

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  1. Like most Chinese restaurants there are sufficient vegetable/tofu dishes on the menu to suffice. But the real question is what definition of "vegetarian" applies? Do meat stock based sauces cause a problem? If not, you're OK.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Chandavkl

      Actually, compared to Sichuan places, Hunan House is a great bet for vegetarians. They have quite a number of tofu dishes, both soft and dried. I can recommend the mashed peppers with tofu (dried tofu slices), the pickled with mustard green, and the cold cucumber and tree ear dishes. I think if you search the threads you'll see other veg. recommendations. I don't think any of these use any kind of meat or fish stock.

      You might as well make a reservation, since they do take them. They do have nice round tables suitable for large groups.

      Hunan House Restaurant
      29-30 Union St, Queens, NY 11354

      1. re: Peter Cherches

        First, thanks for the info! I keep coming up with two addresses--Is it now on Union or Northern?

        1. re: rschwim

          The map/address currently on this page is incorrect. It's on Northern between Main & Union, south side. I just passed it two weekends ago.

          1. re: Peter Cherches

            Yeah, that's another Hunan House (looks like neighborhood Chinese-American).
            I've added the good one to the map.

            Hunan House
            137-40 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

            1. re: Joe MacBu

              hahaha, exactly! when I first heard about this place I was like, wow, generic name, Hunan-something-or-other . . .

              1. re: bigjeff

                I've wondered if there's a random name generator for American-Chinese restaurants, take one from column A and one from column B:

                Column A:

                Column B:

    2. If you struggle with the menu, just ask the owners for some vegetarian options. There isn't much of a language barrier. They're always willing to suggest items not on the menu if you ask. I've never had to make a reservation there, but if Peter says they take them, I guess you might as well.