根記健康素食, at 香港灣仔鵝頸橋熟食中心二樓南座6號舖, is a popular, one-chef MKT food stall. Counter service at lunch. Evening best to call ahead with order. English spoken. Price: Moderate more-less
Chinese, Vegan
Stall 6, 1/F above ground, South Block, Bowrington Cooked Food Centre, 21 Bowrington Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
25757595, 92878787
OPEN NOW

Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 6:30pm-9:00pm

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First Review by JohnnySensible
kenvegan
kenvegan
  • vegan
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+2275

The Best Meal I've Had in Hong Kong

5
Posted on 02 / 15 / 2015

When I walked into this food court area, I was not expecting much. The food court is old and pretty run down.

The food from this restaurant, in contrast, is an amazing surprise. Gourmet vegan food with a lovely presentation.

The tofu curry was perfect. I have tried a number of far more expensive restaurants in Hong Kong, but this restaurant has the most memorable and delicious food.

Pros: Food, Great Value, Attentive service
nickb
nickb
  • vegan
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+125

Delicious & great value Chinese food

4
Posted on 11 / 02 / 2014

This restaurant seems to have different owners for lunch & dinner service. This is a no frills dining experience, but is great value and the food is generally really good.

Lunch consists of 4 or 5 dishes on a wet bar, all of which are generally very tasty. It is great value. Be warned - if you arrive between 12pm & 2pm, prepare for a lengthy queue!

For dinner, service can be very slow so it is best to call ahead to make an order.

Pros: Tasty food, Great value, Friendly owners
Cons: Can get very busy & loud
Stevie
Stevie
  • vegan
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+2670

Kan Kee, Hong Kong

5
Posted on 03 / 21 / 2014

I ate here this evening. There's no sign in English but fortunately for me, there was a couple of backpackers there one of whom suspect my looking lost was in search of the vego place. All 3 of us had soup then a main and rice. 231 hkd seemed pretty decent value. Its a small operation and the people who run it need to use a bit of enterprise but that didn't bother me. The lady who does the waitressing is a bit of a character as well. All the better in that when I asked here what was vegan, she said everything.

Pros: All vegan, Friendly service, Tasty and inexpensive

sfvoyage
sfvoyage
  • vegetarian
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+40

tasty but overpriced Chinese veggie food stall

2
Posted on 12 / 02 / 2013

I had never eaten at a Chinese wet market before and was looking forward to this adventure. The cooked food area is on the top floor of the wet market complex and is accessible by the exterior staircase, so you don't actually have to walk through the wet market to get up to the cooked food floor.

I had called ahead to see if 19:30 is OK for the 2 of us, and Elsa insisted that we order ahead and helped us do so (as I didn't have a menu and was not familiar with their menu). By the way, I'm a native Cantonese speaker and so can't comment on how good her English or Putonghua are, but I'd imagine she can converse in both, based on other reviews on here.

She showed concern about her only chef being too busy and wanted us to order ahead and order similar dishes as other diners, so he could do the preparations ahead of time. Whatever! We pre-ordered two dishes on the phone.

The atmosphere is decidedly lower working class Hong Kong circa 1960s, with plastic tables and chairs in an open, shared food hall. Not without some retro charm. And the floor had been upgraded with air conditioning.

We had two small dishes of tasty but unremarkable Chinese dishes, plus two small bowls of rice. I was quite surprised by the bill - HK$128 for not a lot of food. (The prices on their menu had struck me as high for a food stall, but apparently the menu prices were out-dated and the real prices are even higher now.)

Granted, the bill would be considered reasonable at a family-style restaurant, but at a food stall atop a wet market, it was decidedly overpriced. At over 20% more expensive than Loving Hut nearby, where we had dined the night before, there are better options in HK, even in the same neighborhood.

Definitely will not be returning to this place.

Pros: tasty, simple food
Cons: overpriced for a food stall, outdated menu prices, no real service
eeyoresenigma
eeyoresenigma
  • vegan
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+38

Hard to find worth the search!

5
Posted on 11 / 11 / 2013

Hong Kong is definitely known for its great food. We went to a couple of fancy looking places for veggie dimsum but were kinda disappointed. This place was our beacon of veggie hope at the end of a meaty tunnel. Elsa was there and very patiently went over the menu with us suggesting dishes for us to try. We only got three dishes as it was just my boyfriend and I and we were on a bit of a budget. We went over a year ago but I remember the dishes being simple but very tasty.

The booth is in a food complex upstairs from a seafood market. It's pretty crazy walking through the market filled with almost every sea creature only to go upstairs to a veggie restaurant. The setting is defi story not fancy, with plastic chairs. But honestly, that's the way I like to dine! Good food before good decor. It's also a great place to see how the locals dine as the stalls are jam packed into building.

All in all, if I ever go back to Hong Kong it's gonna be on my must go and eat at list!

Pros: Good healthy food, Knowledge staff, Good value
Cons: In a meat market (not their fault), Hard to find...
JohnnySensible
JohnnySensible
  • herbivore
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+4658

Like a Lotus Flower - rising above filthy water

4
Posted on 01 / 06 / 2010

An 'almost vegan' sanctuary in the middle of a very meaty market.

If you are planning an evening visit - phone to Elsa to let her know that you are coming - 92878787.

20+ years of serving veggy food to the local comunity.

Loyal clientele.

If you visit often enough they may name a dish after you!

Seating for around 30 - plus a thriving take away business.

HK's vegan MeetUp club will be eating at Kan Kee on Monday 11th Jan!

From a recent magazine article -

+Outdoor butchers, fishmongers and grocers surround the wet market complex itself, which houses the cooked food stalls. Kan Kee Vegetarian is one of the most famous. Before World War II, Kan Kee was a fishball noodles stall but when the family business was handed over to the eldest daughter, a vegetarian, it began to serve vegetarian fare instead. The neighborhood clientele gamely came to give the new menu a go and the veggie dishes went down a treat, with loyal customers slowly becoming part of the story behind the stall. "Mr. Leung's stew," for example, is named after a businessman who comes twice a week to order the same simple veggie dish.+

Full story here - http://hk-magazine.com/feature/market-potential



 

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Added: 2009/11/22

 

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