Hong Kong's best vegetarian dish

Hong Kong's best vegetarian dish

Fill up and feel morally cleansed at these veg and organic restaurants that benefit you and the rest of the planet

Recommended: Amy Vegetarian Food's coral seaweed salad

best vegetarian restaurant hong kongFun-looking vegan fare at Amy Vegetarian Food.

Former beautician Amy Chan started making vegetarian food for a friend who was overcoming cancer.

The self-taught cook now runs one of Hong Kong's most popular private kitchens. A booking at Amy's must be made six months in advance.

Guests are served banquets of seasonal vegetables and the best produce of the day. The meals are vegan with convincing mock meats in several dishes.

Amy's is all about enjoying the fresh taste of vegetables.

Her exemplary coral seaweed salad, which includes shredded carrot, cucumber, guava and tomato, is served with wasabi soy sauce. Fun to look at. Fun to eat.

Open daily, 12:30-2:30 p.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m. Amy Vegetarian Food, 13/F Overseas Building, 417 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai, tel. +852 2893 8760

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Recommended: Life Cafe's tofu skewers

vegetarian food hong kongTofu, we thought we had a relationship. Now you've gone and changed.

Life Cafe is all heart. Specializing in organic whole foods, and catering to vegan, gluten-free and raw eaters, everything on the menu is made from scratch and heart healthy.

While minimally processed, dishes such as raw power zucinni are sufficiently complex, tossing carrots, organic pumpkin seed pesto, fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, Chinese chives, almond parmesan and garlic oil into a Mediterranean pasta-like creation without tons of oil or carbs.

The spicy Thai cashew sauce elevates the pleasantly textured sesame tofu skewers to greatness.

Beer, wine, tea and even the martinis are organic.

Open Monday-Friday, noon-11 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Life Cafe Restaurant and Bar, G/F-2/F, 10 Shelley St., SoHo, Central, tel. +852 2810 9777

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Winner: Long Men Lou's Yunnan morels and soybean cakes

best vegetarian in hong kongMushroom madness in a sober Buddhist way -- Yunnan morels at Long Men Lou.

Located within the atmospheric gardens of the Chi Lin Nunnery, Long Men Lou offers a gourmet vegetarian experience with dishes that reflect the ideals of a community dedicated to Buddhist values, cultural exposition, respect for nature and service to society.

"We are not into mock meats or overly processed food -- if it's a turnip, appreciate it as a turnip," says spokesman Ben Fung.

Our current favorite at Long Men Lou is the Yunnan morels with shiitake mushroom soybean cakes and asparagus, all done up in a memorable pumpkin sauce. 

Open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Long Men Lou, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Rd., Diamond Hill, tel. +852 3658 9388

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