Liza Veggies - Wan Chai

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Room A-D, 2/F Harvard House, 105-111 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China

麗姐廚房 is a vegetarian Cantonese kitchen. Last order 9:45pm. Has Wi-Fi. Nearest MTR Wan Chai exit A5. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Take-out, Cantonese

10 Reviews

First Review by Stevie

amazing food - Edit

If you want to try a great selection of Chinese vegetarian food this is a good place.

Pros: menu in English.

Cons: not everyone speaks English.

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Feels like home cooked food - Edit

Set meal is generally ok, a bit salty and heavy on seasoning for some of the dishes, like braised eggplant.

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Variety of delicious at a reasonable price - Edit

They offer a Bento box with different kinds of Chinese vegetarian food including soup at a very reasonable price. Place has many tables and can accommodate lots of people. Will go back again and again

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Great value Chinese lunch! - Edit

I've started visiting this place for lunch. It's very near Wan Chai MTR, as users have commented, past Paisanos etc, into the building and up the lift to 2/F. Fairly easy to find if you follow the instructions.

There is a great value set lunch (choose 3 out of 6 daily dishes), with a soup and rice for HKD 45. I think the food is good quality, not oily and tasty. Certainly generous for the price. I've had delicious tofu dishes, aubergine dishes, spring rolls, cucumber dish, beancurd skin, green vegetables, mushroom/fungus combinations. I've enjoyed all the different options. The soup is traditional Chinese on the healthy side (carrots, beans, peanuts).

Downside is that the 6 daily choices are shown on a board at the front where you pay, but there is no English translation. I just select by looking at what other people are eating to figure out what is on offer that day, and then indicating yes or no as the staff pick up ladles of each option, or point (if I can see over the counter). Also, it's quite busy during lunch, but less busy when I go for a late lunch after the crowd.

Would love to try for dinner, where I'm sure the experience would be different with a la carte, rather than cafe fixed menu style.

Pros: Great value lunch set, Tasty and healthy!

Cons: Busy at lunchtime

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Good but a bit expensive food in Wan Chai - Edit

It is in the 2F of the building. If you can't find it you can ask the doorman and he will guide you (he told us "no meat" very worried when we told him we were looking for this place). It is quite a bit place and the waiters speak english.

The eggplant starter that they gave us was amazing. We also ordered the deep-fried wontons and a fermented bean-curd and eggplant dish that was okay but a bit salty.

We quite liked the restaurant and the food but it is a bit expensive compared with others alternatives that you can find very close by.

Pros: Good location, Nice food

Cons: Expensive

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nice food - Edit

The location is a bit tricky to find but not impossible. Be careful which elevator you take as one does not have 2nd floor option. Menu a bit lean with English information. Food was delicious and portions quite large. For the money you pay it is a bargain. The sushi roll is very good. The mock chicken leg is pretty awesome too.

Pros: good food fairly priced

Cons: menu great if you read Chinese or are familiar wit

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Liza - Edit

Probably one of the best value for money lunch on HK island. 2 remarks though:
It would be good to have the dishes translated in English, and it would be even better to have the option to buy side dishes as a complement (like at Art Veggie in Sheung Wan). But all in all the food is good, and the room is large enough not to feel cramped like in so many restaurants in HK.

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value set lunch in wanchai - Edit

this is one of my go-to places for a weekday lunch in wanchai, the other one being happy veggies. it's also the choice of my non-vegetarian colleague when we occasionally lunch together, so it must say something.

for $45, you get rice, soup and a choice of three out of six dishes. of these, option 1 (braised vegetables with red fermented beancurd) and 6 (leafy green veg) are fixed, while the rest change daily. rice and soup are refillable.

i especially love the wholesome soups, as "lai jeh" (elder sister liza) is very generous with her ingredients. i will also almost always find something l like among the six dishes (option 1 and 6 are safe choices), as there is usually a fair mix of vegetables and tofu/gluten/egg.

however, depending on the day, certain dishes may not be to everyone's taste, e.g. fried "chicken wing", stewed papaya, or yam with coconut sauce. and, while delicious, they tend to be on the salty/oily side.

as it's not on the ground floor, it's easy to miss it if you're not familiar with the area. from wanchai mtr exit a3, turn left along thomson road, past paisano's pizza, opposite subway and a row of chinese-style cafes. during lunch hour, there's usually someone standing outside harvard house distributing fliers for herballife's "nutritious meals" (the irony!). go in there and walk one flight up the dingy stairwell.

you'll find the menu (chinese only for lunchtime) on the wall once you enter and you get a receipt to hand over to the kitchen staff after stating your three choices and making payment. if you don't read chinese, ask the cashier or walk inside to where staff are dishing out food and look at what's on offer for the day.

being cafeteria style, it's noisy and packed during lunch, and it might be hard to find seats if you're dining with friends between 1 and 2. they open till 3 pm though, and i'd suggest going after 1.30 pm if you're looking for a more quiet lunch, though there's a chance that certain dishes might be sold out by then.

Pros: good value during lunch, great soups, delicious

Cons: noisy and crowded during lunch, on the salty/oily side, chipped crockery

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Excellent Mapo Tofu - Edit

Consistently like this dish anywhere I go in HK, but this place simply does it the best - especially if you like it done spicy. Other dishes are good too, but you may want to go with someone that can help you navigate the menu as the services English is limited. They're cool people outside of that though. Def recommend.

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Liza Veggies, Hong Kong - Edit

Either my understanding of Chinese food is worse than I thought or there was some sort of communication breakdown when I ordered my food here last night. I regret to say that one is every bit as likely as the other with me as the culprit. C'est la vie.

I ordered a satay dish. What I was presented with was big bowl of vegetables and noodles in steaming hot water. 78 HKD which while hardy extortionate, there's certainly less expensive in HK to those on a tight budget.

There's a menu available in English. Items are marked that contain egg and one dish is marked as containing milk.

Perfectly nice service. No issues with the vibe for me (it was a little noisy in case that isn't your thing). Like pretty much all the vego eateries I've been to in this town I'd be happy to go back.

Pros: Vegan friendly

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