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Fung Ying Seen Koon Vegetarian Kitchen

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66 Pak Wo Rd, Fanling, New Territories, Hong Kong, China,

蓬瀛仙館齋廚, at 粉嶺百和路66號, is a temple-style vegan restaurant of 480 seats at a 1929-founded Taoist temple. Nearest MTR Fanling exit B. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-5:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Chinese

Reviews (2)

First Review by Pascal_HK

Fung Ying Seen Koon Vegetarian Kitchen - Hong Kong - Edit

The thing about this place is its big. By that I mean the grounds of the monastery and also the 2 rooms used for the canteen - room for up to 480 people.

There's a lot of steps to neogtiate to get to where the canteen is. Anyone for whom steps is an issue, its worth contacting the management to enquire if they have an easier form of access.

I ordered a bowl of soup that turned out to be enough for 2 people. I then followed that with some very simple sheet bean curd. 97 hkd all ends up. There's a pretty good choice when compared with other temple canteens that I've seen in HK, around 35 things to choose from (see pics).

The buildings in here are very nice and go a pretty long way up the hill depending on how keen you are. There's also numerous buildings used for collambarium.

Pros: All vegan?, Wide choice for monastery food, Nice surrounding buildings


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Nothing special - Edit

After a nice trek in Pat Sin Leng country park, I ended up in Fanling at around lunch time. Fung Ying Seen Koon Restaurant is ideally located in a modern (Buddhist?) temple, just next to the MTR station. At exit B, take the bridge, then the small pedestrian tunnel on the left, and it is just a 2-minute walk to the entrance of the temple. Walk up the stairs and turn left - you'll find signs indicating the way to the vegetarian canteen. The room is quite big, round tables, a bit messy, noisy, many people. Mostly traditionnel mushroom/tofu-dishes on the menu. But it was nice to be here after spending 4 hours on the trails. I took some spring rolls (not bad) and vegetable noodles (wasn't impressed as there was far too much mushroom/tofu and very few green veggies). Quantity is ok, price reasonable (less than HKD100 for those 2 dishes). Overall it's a decent place that I would recommend if you come around, though I could understand that you may not want to specifically endure the 1h00 MTR-trip MTR from Central to come here.

Pros: Location, 5mn walk from MTR, Friendly atmosphere, in a Buddhist Temple

Cons: Déjà-vu dishes, Too much tofu/mushroom, Where are the green veggies?

3 Responses

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Stevie 30 May 2015 - Bonjour Pascal,

Thank you for contributing to happycow.

Any photos of food or setting?

Regards,
Stevie

Stevie 05 Jun 2015 - Hi Pascal,

Following your question mark on the religion associated with this temple in your review... I've just taken a look on the web. It's Taoist. I've submitted a request for the listing to be updated to reflect that. I've also gone through the other temples listed in HK listed on happycow and submitted update requests to specify the religion of each.

Thanks for contributing.

Keep well,
Stevie

Pascal_HK 07 Jun 2015 - Thanks for the precision. There are in fact very few Taoist temples in HK compared to Buddhist. Besides I didn't know that Taoist were vegetarian (but are they?). In fact we could even argue that not all Buddhist monks are vegetarian - for instance Tibetan Buddhism is less strict, partly related I guess to the fact that they traditionally live in places where you can't easily grow veggies, especially during the winter, and that dry meat/fish is widely available and easy to store. Cheers

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