OK, you're lucky if your wait person speaks English. Your meal comes out as it's prepared, with no regard for soup first, appetizer, etc. Dishes just appear. It's not only vegan, but you kinda wish you hadn't worn your leather coat and shoes. And the cawing of the peacocks wandering outside can be disconcerting. But then, most restaurants aren't run by Buddhist monks!
Now for the good news. Dozens of vegan dishes (I'm not vegan), prepared of fresh organic ingredients, served piping hot, with a multitude of differently and delicately flavored sauces; ginger balls of savory sweetness that turn tofu into culinary joy; won ton soup stuffed with delicate meaty-tasting thingies packed into delicate buns; a dish of mushrooms and bean sprouts that you'd swear was based in a rich beef broth; a vegetable curry that makes my mouth water just thinking about it; and something called seaweed rolls in plum sauce that doesn't begin to describe the delicate flavors of sweet and savory, framed in cooked carrot and sprout strips with the subtlest ginger flavor. I can go on and on. Eggplant and basil; won ton soup; rice noodles, chow mien with vegetables, and home-made grape juice. Service? You may have to ask for chop sticks 2 or 3 times, but eventually you get them. Food comes pretty quickly once you get your order communicated. We've never left without feeling satisfied, nourished, and calm. Set in a monastery amid giant oaks, semi-wild gardens, and rolling hills, the restaurant at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas is a unique experience. As locals, we are able to eat there often, and rarely miss a week. Do yourself a favor--find and experience this little corner of the world. It may change you!
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