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2013 - Issue 7 - November

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THIS ISSUE: VIVA LAS VEGAN This Is Vegan? FROM KUNG PAO BEEF TO SEAFOOD LO MEIN, VEGGIE HOUSE IS CONVINCINGLY CARNIVOROUS, AND ENTIRELY MEAT-FREE. BY BROCK RADKE PHOTOGRAPHY BY SABIN ORR N o matter how trendy vegetarian lifestyles may become, an all-veg restaurant will never inspire obsessive, drool-inducing cravings. That could never happen, right? Those who have discovered Veggie House, a quiet Chinese spot hiding along Las Vegas's restaurant-packed Spring Mountain Road, know better. This vegan and vegetarian eatery creatively crafts familiar favorites that hit that meaty sweet spot without any actual meat. Many dishes at Veggie House are true marvels, replicating the taste and texture of classic Chinese-American fare with remarkable precision. You have to taste it to believe it. The man behind these magically delicious and healthful dishes is Kenny Chye. Originally from Malaysia, Chye lived in Southern California for 15 years, where he was chef-owner of three restaurants. He moved to Vegas in 2001 and shifted gears, starting a meat and seafood wholesale continued on page 68 ABOVE: Spicy veggie crispy beef. RIGHT: Treating his kitchen like a laboratory, Kenny Chye devises meatless dishes that can pass for the real thing. 66 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM 066-068_V_SC_Taste_Opener_Nov13.indd 66 10/22/13 11:43 AM

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