One World Vegetarian Cuisine is a vegetarian, thought primarily vegan, restaurant, located very close to us in West Covina, CA. We have gone there periodically for several years, when our daughter and son-in-law have been on visits here. Since our conversion, MrsHound and I have gone a couple of times, the last time, just before our trip to Seattle, for their once-a-month mid-week buffet.
Our past meals there have been hit and miss, some dishes very good, others, not so much. However, the buffet, that featured all vegan dishes, was excellent, and was complemented by friendly and professional servers.
The buffet included several standard-type dishes, including our long-time favorite One World appetizer, their Golden Crispy Rolls, along with brown rice, and what they call their Autumn Salad, which is a really interesting mix of exotic greens, beans, corn kernels, and more. They also served an excellent and understated Curry Fried Rice (much preferred by me to the brown rice) and a couple of real vegetable dishes, which I mean to indicate vegetables being vegetables, not pretending tobe a rib eye steak or a Cornish Game Hen. These included their Imperial Eggplant, that had a tasty array of other veggies as well as the well-prepared eggplant, and Vegetable and Tofu, which was highlighted by the well-cooked broccoli, and other veggies, rather than the tofu. I would say that this was my least favorite of the buffet selections.
On the other hand, my favorite, and a dish that was vegetation masquerading as something else, was their Veggie Quail. That was excellent, with a “quail-ly” taste, and a firm but not tough texture.
Topping off the buffet, was their dessert, one of the fresh-baked vegan cupcakes, which have always been moist and flavorful. That night’s selection was a lemon poppy seed cupcake, and it was a great finish to the meal.
There was not a large selection on the buffet, but what was presented ranged from good to excellent, and we look forward to the next buffet.