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West Side: Chinese with faux (vege) meats?

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!

Feb 19, 2008
Wanshu in Los Angeles Area

Samosa House in Culver City - any good?

Had takeout from there for the first time tonight. It was truly teriffic. And all vegetarian which is totally bonus for us - it's nice to have a choice of EVERYTHING! I did not go to the store (I waited at home for the takeout) but the results were delish. We used to go to Pradeeps, but that's lost it's verve for us recenly after a few mediocre meals and now we'll be Samosa House Converts. For like 1/3 the price!

Definitely fresh gound spices and home-cooked. Each dish was really flavored differently. (I know that sounds obvious, but eat at Hurry Curry and tell me if you can tell the difference with your eyes shut.)

Let's see... we had some eggplant & onion dish (oh god it was good), spinach (saag) without the cheese (paneer), potatoes, some TVP chunks in a creamy sauce, dahl, and the best was this jackfruit dish - really tasty. Served with rice and some chapatis that i think were actually whole wheat tortillas (gotta love LA). Dessert was mind-blowingly good - cheese dumplings in cream sauce. Very tender, very ... eyes rolling back in the head.

If you do takeaway best to re-heat to get true flavors.

Would you believe the partner forgot to bring home Samosas? Next time!

Oct 10, 2006
Wanshu in Los Angeles Area