Ee Beng Vegetarian Food Center

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20 Lebuh Dickens, George Town (at Penang Rd), Penang, Malaysia, 10050

Penang vegan restaurant. Special noodle menu for breakfast. Mockmeats made from wheat gluten. This is a self-service buffet,then they examine your plate and tell you the price. Open Mon-Sat 7:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Western, Buffet, Fast food

58 Reviews

First Review by stanleysng502

Favourite place in Penang - Edit

I came here 5 times and loved the food. There is so much stuff to try, the staff is very friendly and it is super cheap. The location is very basic, not a fancy restaurant, but i only care about the food. I'd always come back!

Pros: many options, buffet

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Yummy food, price potentially high - Edit

I came here twice during my stay due to the ease and variety offered. Not only do they have mock meats, noodles, and tofu products, but they have an abundance of vegetables!!! Steamed broccoli, cauliflower (both not drenched in sauce or oil), pumpkin, bok choy, cabbage, and other unidentifiable but tasty options. Veggie lovers rejoice!!

I got a huge plateful (on the verge of things falling off) with no rice underneath, just vegetables and such. I paid around 14 R both times. Pricy for a meal, but considering I got a huge load of veggies, I feel ok about it!

Would recommend.

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cheap delicious friendly - Edit

First vegetarian stall I visit in penang at 3pm.. after visit another places but they're already closed for noon rest. They still have a lot of dishes to choose even though not as complete as in the morning.
They have a nice soymilk

Pros: no onion no garlic

Cons: cheap

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Really good, and cheaper than most places. - Edit

Great selection, tasty food, and prices are low (below 14 ringit per plate).
Definitely worth going to if you're in the area, especially at lunch time when there is a massive selection of food.
The reason I give 4 stars, not 5 is because the lady who examines your food is not friendly, she hardly makes eye contact then just silently prods your food before deciding how much to charge. Another reason is that compared to Chang Yen, this place seems expensive. At Chang Yen, I could load up my plate for 7 ringit, and here it's 14, or for the size of a 5 plate at Chang Yen, it was 10 here. I will admit that even at 14, it's still a great deal for the tastyness and quantity.

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many different dishes and low price - Edit

Many different dishes an all of them vegan. Really tasty with cheap price!

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cheap and tasty! - Edit

The buffet style lunch had a lot of variety - a good mix between faux meat and vegetable dishes. The staff were friendly and my hungry tummy was full in no time. The mixed plate and a lime soda came to 6.50MR. I'll be back!

Pros: Easy to find. Cheap. Tasty.

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Best lunch place in Penang - Edit

We went here twice even though it was a bit of a walk from our hotel - but so worth it! A buffet with much to choose from, we paid less than 10RM per person each time. They have great drinks as well, such as carrot, apple and orange juice, ice tea etc, for only 2RM.

Pros: Great vegan food - many options, Cheap, Good drink choices

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Best vegan food in George Town. - Edit

I really love this kind of buffet. I ate here two times, both of them I loaded my plate with a small mountain. Both costed me 13 RM each. I could go back to Penang just for this. I also recommend their buns (I had with red beans). Delicious!

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Huge Variety - Edit

As others have said, there is a fantastic range of foods to choose from at this buffet style restaurant. Lots of mock meats but also lots of single veg dishes.

All the food was super tasty and an excellent range for kids - nothing was very spicy.

The restaurant itself was in a great location and it was clean and tidy inside. The staff were really friendly. Considering we paid 39RM for 4.5 adult sized meals (ex drinks) we had a great experience!

Also the fresh juices were made of whole fruit and were just 2RM each.

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Excellent selection. Questionable pricing - Edit

I've been here a couple days in a row and the food here is great , a huge selection , id say about 30 dishes to choose from in a buffet style, including pastries like spring rolls and a selection of buns. They price up how much u have on your plate but today I had less amount of curries on my plate but it was more expensive for some reason. Roughly 10RM a plate still so I don't think it matters too much as it's still so cheap.

Pros: Massive selection, Tasty

Cons: Don't know how the pricing works

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Dishonest Milk used NOT vegan - Edit

After having a buffet lunch I ordered an iced coffee with soy milk. I saw they had soy milk but instead I was brought a coffee with sweetened dairy milk. When I asked to see the ingredients of the condensed milk I was promised it contained no dairy milk as they were "pure vegetarian". Not true! The milk can clearly listed "milk powder" in Malay. I returned the coffee and was refunded the cost.

Pros: Extraordinary vegetarian buffet, Inexpensive

Cons: Extraordinary rude Chinese staff, Staff dishonest lied about ingredients, Staff not aware of the term 'vegan'

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Awesome vegetarian buffet - Edit

Awesome vegetarian buffet with lots of mockmeats (salmon, ribs, fried chicken,...). Very friendly chinese people who indeed just take a look at what's on your plate and then tell you what it costs.

Pros: Fresh, Many vegetables and mockmeats, Less greasy than typical malaysian cuisine

Cons: No signs so if you have allergies this would be tr

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Nice food but dubious pricing - Edit

Enjoyed the food here. If you like Chinese style buffet food with plenty of mock meats you'll enjoy it. But as a few previous contributors have mentioned the pricing seems to be completely arbitrary. I was badly short changed by the cashier (I don't believe it was an accident) and also wildly overcharged by the same cashier for the food. It's a real shame, and regardless of the tasty food, feeling like I'd been purposefully ripped off really put me off; I didn't go back,

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-17

Pros: Good buffet style selection, Tasty mock meats

Cons: Dishonest pricing

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Yummy food! - Edit

Really good food. Buffet style with so many choices and lots of veggies! Help yourself and then take your plate to the counter and they tell you how much it is. I had a big plate of food and it was only 7 ringgit!

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Great buffet - Edit

Big buffet, lots of choices, can take as little or as much as you want and then they charge based on size. Great price too.

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Good place - Edit

Nice place with buffet. Wide choice of Chinese food.

Pros: Many dishes with vegetables, Good price

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So many veggies! - Edit

I liked this place a lot. Kale, eggplant, cauliflower, cabbage, etc. Come here if you need greens. I went for lunch and the only downside was that some of the dishes were a little bit cold.

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Not What it Used to Be - Edit

I used to visit Penang especially for Ee Beng, but this place has gone downhill big time. No more Asam laksa; the restaurant next door has closed; and they seem to charge arbitrarily based on whatever they feel like charging you on the day. Not the place I remember.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-09

Pros: Large range of dishes, decent prices , self service

Cons: Arbitrary pricing, no complimentary water , no napkins, upselling

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Popular local diner with a buffet including many mock meat dishes - Edit

It is busy during peak hours. If one goes outside breakfast and lunch times, there is more place. They sell many Chinese vegan meat sauces/dishes in addition to vegetable dishes. And just plain meat analogues (such as "fish" inside seaweed). One can choose between rice and noodle varieties and add the veggies or meats on top. You will be charged based on the number of items. Also sweet and salty steamed buns are offered. The only place I did not manage to go back there was that it closed before I was ready to have dinner. Very tasty.

Pros: Large variety of vegan meats , Huge steamed buns, Buffet - eat what you see

Cons: Can get packed during peak hours, Maybe not clean enough for fans of sterile dining

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Nice place for a quick stop - Edit

You can select an array of dishes here and combine interestingly-looking ingredients in your plate as you like. Almost all of them taste great and a few of them are extremely nicely done. Try it for a fast and simple meal, it's basically like street food for vegans/vegetarians/admirers of healthy stuff.

Pros: Fast, Cheap, The food tastes great

Cons: Doesn't look that clean, but I might be wrong

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Can't make up my mind - Edit

It's one of those super simple, canteen style places. You come and choose the items you like. Some of the ones I've tried (been there twice) were very good to me and some were just not for my taste. Those wheat meats are not my cup of tea. The potatoes were amazing though! And noodles were meh the first time but second time were ok, enjoyable. So I can't make up my mind but not a fan of this place I guess. But my boyfriend adores it.

Pros: Plenty of choice you can make on your own, Friendly helpful staff, Cheap

Cons: Doesn't feel too clean, You are not sure how much exactly you gonna pay

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Many great choices - Edit

Lots of delicious veggies and mock meats. Price was 9 RM both days for my full plate of 4 or 5 generous scoops (skipped the rice).

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yummy! tons of rice! - Edit

yooo they have soooo much ricee!! :D it's amazing! I wasn't very impressed with their food mostly because it was all mock meat, salty, and oily, even the veggies were very oily. however of that is your thing come check it out tons of options! and you can never go wrong with plain steamed rice :)

Pros: tons of rice , steamed buns, cheap

Cons: not much healthy options , veggies covered in oil

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Best in Penang - Edit

Buffet has a HUGE variety of foods, all vegan. Help yourself, have plate examined, and never pay more than 10RM.

Pros: good variety, tasty food, inexpensive

Cons: locals generally pay less

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Extensive Buffet Choices - Edit

This restaurant offers a extensive buffet with only vegan food starting from different versions of mock meat to many varieties of vegetable dishes. They also offer different chinese dumplings which is amazing. It is easy affordable and a perfect spot to have a quick and filling bite. The only downside is that they don´t have a clear system on how to price each plate. They just eyeball each plate and also make it up on the fact if you are a foreigner or not.

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go there, its really good - Edit

You can choose from a buffet with many different food and taste everything you want. It's really cool, the also have boxes for take away. Every plate full of food we took only costs between 6 and 6.50RM. :)

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Everyday good ! - Edit

I really enjoyed coming here.
Food is good, people nice, Breakfast as lunch : my best place in Georgetown.

Pros: variety, quality, inexpensive

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