Ledo Cafe (8158 Garvey Ave., Rosemead) is a cheap and fast Hong Kong-style cafe with an extensive lunch menu.
Meals come with your choice of soup. Refillable coffee, tea, or soda costs only a buck with the purchase of a lunch special. I like the wide array of teas here.
The filet mignon cubes in hot and spicy garlic sauce ($7.25) and the fried Cornish hen with spicy red rice ($5.95) are two specials I've enjoyed. With over 40 different lunch specials, even your picky friends should be able to find something to eat.