Respond to Review of Three Virtues Vegetarian Restaurant - Jordan
Review: This was the first place we came to on our first ever trip to HK. As carnivores we had always loved yum cha so we were really excited to try the vegetarian version in the most authentic form. We knew this was not a natural food destination and that it would probably contain MSG but were willing to cast a blind eye for just one meal for the value of the experience. Until the food came, that is. What can I say... just not enjoyable. A little MSG we were willing to accept, but this was so heavy I actually found a granule of the stuff in my food. Because of the strong reliance on MSG all the food pretty much tastes the same. And there are hardly any vegetables, just the same mock stuff they cook up in god knows which factory. Probably the worst vegetarian yum cha we've ever tried. Kind of scared us off the idea of trying it again so we opted for a la carte in decent non-vege restaurants for the remainder of our trip and had much more success.
Posted by Stevie on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
If I may politely and calmly suggest...
If you have such an aversion to a particular ingredient in your food, how about specifying that to the waiting staff? A hotel receptionist would be able to write it down for you perhaps? Or how about one of the online translation tools? You then help waiting staff to help you?
Also your remark...
"scared us off the idea of trying it again so we opted for a la carte in decent non-vege restaurants"
What a shame. There's a lot of all vego eateries in HK. If your enthusiasm to eat in all vego places is so fragile, that of course is entirely up to you just like anyone else to decide on what your priorities are.
Best wishes for the future,