Happy Family is a vegetarian restaurant in If there is one dish to try at Happy Family, it is the stir-fried lily buds with lycium berries. The main ingredient looks like white concave cups, its appearance similar to separated layers of an onion. But where you expect to be stung, sweetness comes. Its calming presence on the plate pulls together a dish bright and invigorating with snow peas carefully snipped of their stems, sliced asparagus and the slightly tart red flecks of the lycium berry.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 3 p.m. by Edwin Goei
More than six months have passed since Happy Family Vegetarian replaced May Garden in Costa Mesa, but practically every other person who walks in the door asks the same question: “What happened to May Garden?” One night,...