CHINESE RESTAURANTS TO TRY THIS CNY!
With Chinese New Year around the corner, we thought it’d be best to go through some of our favorite vegetarian Chinese restaurants which we are ‘soy’ into! Disclaimer: The operating timing's below are for usual days however due to the increase of Covid cases, all restaurant dine-in services close by 6 pm. The operating and dine-in service timings may vary due to Covid-19 concerns.
1. Veggie Kingdom
First on our list is a newly opened vegetarian Chinese restaurant, located in Tsim Sha Tsui. So far this has been one of our favorite vegetarian Chinese restaurants to eat at. They serve a variety of dishes including their “Vegetarian Peking Duck'' (HKD$138), Sichuan style Dan Dan Noodles (HKD$48), Crispy Turnip Cake (HKD$62), and a lot more! Along with their delicious food, the staff were super friendly and welcoming (they even remembered our names!). On a side note, they also have a special ‘Jain menu’ for you guys!
Location: 7/F, VIP Commercial Centre, 120 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 11am-4pm , 6pm-10pm Price Range: $100-$200
(Vegan, Vegetarian, Jain)
2. Kung Tak Lam Shanghai Vegetarian Restaurant
Another favorite of ours. Kung Tak Lam Shanghai vegetarian restaurant is also located in Tsim Sha Tsui and is a great place to get authentic Chinese food along with a splendid harbor view. We personally loved how it looked exactly like traditional Chinese restaurants, but all vegetarian! Our personal favorites were the “Fried noodles with shredded vegetables” (HKD$88) and “Vegetable wonton in a supreme soup” (HKD$30/4pcs).
Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Peking Rd, 1號, One Peking, 7/F
Contact: 2312 7800
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm Price Range: $100-$200
3. Qi Nine Dragons
Moving on to something a little different. Qi-Nine Dragons is a very popular destination with its rooftop bar that is perfect for a chill evening after work. However, we were more interested in their restaurant below which serves Sichuan Chinese food! We enjoyed their variety of dim sums and many other spicy dishes! Overall, we really loved the vibes of the restaurant and the amazing 360 harbor view.
Location: 20/F, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm- 11pm (Mon-Thur) , Closes at 12am on Fri- Sun & Public holidays
Price Range: $150-$200
(separate vegetarian dishes)
4. Paradise Veggie
Located in Causeway Bay, we were recommended to try this place by a friend of ours, and were not disappointed one bit! Paradise Veggie is a buffet place that serves a variety of Chinese food including; Dumplings, Stir-fried Veggies, Noodles, and Fried Rice, along with Japanese food such as tempura & Sushi. We loved the variety of food they had, which all tasted great, and that too at an amazing price of HKD$78.
Location: Shop B04, Basement, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm Price Range: $50-$100
5. Green common
If you’re looking for some innovative yet authentic Chinese veggie food, then this is your place! This restaurant serves a range of plant-based meats, which is not only a healthier alternative to regular meat but also delicious and flavourful! The company started off as a retail shop and slowly expanded to catering and serving cooked foods across 9 branches! It’s perfect for vegetarians and vegans, who can also find dairy-free products. Some of their best-selling dishes include their Spicy Chicki Laksa (HKD$79) and their Beyond Burgers (HKD$108).
Location: Shop OTG61, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (Other branches in Kwun Tong, Tseung Kwan O, Mong Kok, Tuen Mun, Wan Chai, Tsuen Wan, Central )
Opening Hours: 11.30 am - 9 pm Price Range: $100-$200
If you’re looking for places to spend your lai see this CNY, make sure to try these restaurants out!