You don't have to be a carnivore to eat well at an Asian restaurant. Traditionally, Asian cultures place a greater emphasis on vegetables than on meat.
Here are three Asian restaurants where the menus include excellent alternatives to meat and fish.
RUBY ASIAN FUSION & SUSHI BAR , Woodbury
One of the standouts at this well-appointed Asian newcomer is a fragrant and full-flavored stir-fry of eggplant and tofu with basil garlic sauce.
HOSHI SUSHI & HIBACHI , Patchogue
The tofu teriyaki at this combination sushi and hibachi restaurant features cubes of fresh, soft Japanese tofu that are lightly coated with tempura flour, flash-fried, then drizzled with tempura sauce. A light crunch yields to a lush interior.
At this Japanese strip-mall spot, vegetarians as well as carnivores would do well to order either the peanut- avocado roll or the sweet potato tempura roll. Better yet, both.