Monday night dinner
Cons: Chinese food ONLY - so lots of chewy/slimy mushroo, No other food options available, so if you're not
Monday night dinner
This is probably my favorite restaurant in Hong Kong. It has style, it is vegan, most of the food is organic and everything just tastes amazing! Try their Sichuan style tofu with lots of chili peppers, nuts and bell pepper! The tofu comes in several versions and is just amazingly tasty!
If you are vegan, chances are you never had hot pot cause usually it is very meat based. Definitely go and try their hotpot! It is all-you-can-eat and they have a great variety of vegetables, mushrooms, beancurd and dumplings to choose from. Totally worth the price!
Also go and try their dim sum. Another Hong Kong specialty at lunchtime. Lots of tasty small things to order and enjoy. All of them very tasty. A must try: The wonton in chili sauce!
Well, prices are a bit high, but it is just too tasty to not come back all the time ;) Oh yeah: Better call ahead and reserve a table.
Easily one of the best veggie dim sum in town. The menu is quite extensive. Service could be slightly better.
This restaurant is my all time favorite in Hong Kong for great vegetarian food. There are often Buddhist monks and nuns who come to eat there, and that says it all: the food is pure vegetarian but is also quite original and delicious. The prices are reasonable and there is a membership card available for a yearly fee.
The selection on menu is vast but dishes are all exquisitely designed. Traditional HK food like dimsum and warm dishes are mostly plant-based and not just served in mostly-gluten dishes like many Chinese vege restaurants.
Food are deliciously
This is a fabulous restaurant. Beautifully decorated, toney interior, with decorated nooks and crannies, as well as a central dining area. It's a true, sit-down, white tablecloth restaurant, but also features a "make your own" buffet that we didn't try, but which looked great. The food is pure veg, as the name suggests, in that it does not feature mock meats as many Chinese restaurants do. Mushrooms are used instead, including mushrooms that are grown right in the dining room! The wait staff comes across as having "urban" attitude, but the help is friendly if you ask questions or need assistance. Tends to be crowded with an eclectic mix of diners.
I went here for dinner this evening. In the taxi up from Central station I was reading the reviews below which are clearly of divided opinion. Particularly concerning was the review which said solo diners are unwelcome. This wasn't an issue when I got to the restaurant. Indeed I found it to be a very positive eating experience.
1stly no issues with service. I was welcomed by a lady when I arrived and shown to a table. Almost immediately another lady was across to offer me tea (I declined preferring water). Another waiter walked past and smiled pleasantly at me.
The menu is pretty extensive. I went for a Szechuan noodle dish that was very pleasant. I was happy enough with just that.
It's quite a big restaurant with plenty of seats and tables. It's not aimed at the budget market. My noodle dish and pot of water was 124 honky including service charge. While hardly taking the shirt off my back, there's a lot of less expensive places in HK for anyone who prefers. There's plenty more expensive dishes on the menu for those who want to splash the cash.
Taxi from Central MTR was 26 bucks. The stroll back down the hill after was easy enough.
I'd be delighted to eat here again.
I really enjoyed our time at this spot, though it was quite hard to find. Luckily, local people helped us locate it in the rain. We tried 3 or 4 dishes which were all superb. Excellent, rich flavors and presentation. We sat on a little booth on the floor and sipped warm tea. Would definitely come back here to try more of their extensive menu! Pics here http://kuriouskittenskookykrusades.blogspot.tw/2014/05/hong-kong.html
These guys really 'get it'!
Wonderful, wonderful plant based dishes.
Superbly made & highly imaginative varieties of dim-sum.
I have enjoyed many quite superb meals here - usually with large groups of friends.
......but it is best to go with at least one local person.
They speak delightful Cantonese & Mandarin / Putonghua.
They do not need to speak English - Hong Kong is a part of China.
The English website - http://www.topstandard.com.hk/pureveggiehouse/eng/home.html
We visited several vegetarian restaurants while in Hong Kong and this one was abysmal. The service is absolutely terrible.
We went for lunch and it took forever to attract a staff member's attention to order - once we were seated they just completely forgot about us. They said they would bring us tea which never came. We followed this up by asking for it again but the tea never came. And then they had to nerve to try to charge us for tea that we never even received. All the staff sat around a table looking at their phones and doing their best not to bother serving any of the customers. I also witnessed the staff being rude to other customers who were trying to ask a question about the menu.
The food is also very overpriced.
When it comes to vegetarian dim sum in Hong Kong, Pure Veggie House comes up top of the list and a good place to impress friends visiting Hong Kong. Read my full review here: http://bit.ly/WKewdM
staff not friendly and not good in english. They didn't tell me and it's not written on the menu that all is to 2 to 5 people, so it was too much for me, expensive and also not tasty :-(
I walked to this place after they told me it was walking distance from Hong Kong Central Station over the phone. Turns out it was about a 20 minute walk uphill into the midlevels... a great workout, but quite a bit further than I was led to believe.
Then, I get there, sweating a bit from the urban hike. Figure my way in (don't go into the super market, take the elevator past it to the 3rd floor) and even though the restaurant was 40% full, I was turned away.
The reason: I was by myself. Their tables were 4-6 people each, and they won't seat diners who don't make their "revenue per table" needs I guess. I have been in eating in vegan/vegetarian restaurants around the world, and one of the things I love about them is warmth, hospitality and the shared bond we all share.
I felt no such warmth here... the people were cold and money grubbing. No service-orientation at all. With many places around Hong Kong, I would skip this one for sure.
We went there twice on a short trip to HK. First time was dinner - innovative menu with lots to try. Too bad they were fully booked, so we couldn't try their hot pot, as it would have taken too long than the 1 hour that they could accomodate us for. Nonetheless, we really enjoyed their cantonese style porridge (all blended, with gingko) with a tofu & yam dish, and an interesting mushroom dish. My daughter loved the tofu and vegetable soup, although I would have preferred it more as a broth with no starch.
We returned for dim sum on a Tuesday, and the quality was top-notch. Favorites include the cheong fun (rice rolls) made from unpolished red rice flour, the different types of porridge, and the turnip pastry. The steamed hor-fun with preserved vegetables was interesting, but not something I would order again.
The restaurant is cold, so go prepared with a jacket. Service is passable - they left out our order of kailan.
We approached from the Botanical Garden side and had some difficulty finding the place. The restaurant was indeed colourful and the staff friendly. We went there for lunch and had Dim-sum; we picked five dishes. We also had some great fruit juice and some rather weak tea. It was unique and interesting.
Have had dinner here twice. Excellent food, lovely decor, very friendly service, prices very reasonable. The location is not the most convenient; but not hard to find. Best to go there on foot, just a short hike from Central. They have a huge menu, good for big groups so you can sample as many dishes as possible. Would love to go for lunch sometime and try the dim sum too!
I'm glad the set menu was removed so we could order what we like. The dim sum were finely made and had a distinct look - I have had so many 'siu mai' in my life but this was very unique. But quite pricey.
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