Simple Chinese Buddhist restaurant established since the 1980s. Located behind the central police station, perpendicular road to the Hotel Mandarin Pacific. Offers a pictorial menu and a la carte rice and noodle dishes. Signage above the door is small, so look for it. Reported January 2017 mainly vegan, but serves dairy in some dishes. Reported closed November 2022.

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39 Reviews

First Review by sproggy11


Points +137

27 May 2022

Retro style vegan place

I like this place, you can get a plate of food around 12Rm

Pros: Lots of vegan foods , Kind staff


12 Nov 2022

FYI... the restaurant have CLOSED. Chef and employees are getting old and younger generation eager to take over the business. So, the place was closed permanently. Nice food. have been there several times!



Points +2973

07 Jul 2020

Good veg food

Had a cold tea and a noodles dish. It was nice! Bathroom is a bit scruff and also kitchen, but staff is friendly and food is nice.

Pros: Vegan friendly , Affordable , Good location in Chinatown


Points +46

12 Mar 2020

Noodles smell like cigar

Worst service in our lives. The noodles smelled and tasted as if they where cooked in a closed room full of cigar smoke. The other noodles had a foul taste. The conditions in the kitchen/restroom are horrible. If the restaurant we’re to be inspected it would be shut down for insolubrity.

Staff is very strange and not too friendly.


Points +311

17 Feb 2020

A Chinese restaurant better than those in China.

An old school kind of restaurant with tons of stuff from the past, like a radio or a TV.

The Chinese old man asking us what we're gonna order was super cute.

The food itself is a lil bit pricey compared to the Indian places around the corner but it's still worth coming if you're a fan of Chinese dishes.

Pros: design, style, they cook really fast, old folks running the place are super cute

Cons: not so cheap


Points +3254

27 Dec 2019

Sizzling hot plate and old school dishes!

Will always drop by this humble old school eatery for dinner at reasonable prices. Recommended their sweet sour toufu hot plate, rendang curry and fried fish in soy sauce

Pros: Most variety of TZE char dishes in kL , Plenty parking space, Near petaling street- can go shopping after

Cons: No aircon and May feel stuffy


Points +161

16 Dec 2019

Nice vegetarian restaurant

Good cheap food in Chinatow.
Lot of choice.
Staff friendly

Pros: Lots of choices, Staff friendly , Cheap

Cons: Nothing


Points +64

18 Nov 2019

Delicious food & friendly staff

Huge menu to choose from, staff are really friendly, food prices and the food was great.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , All vegetarian , Huge menu


Points +103

17 Nov 2019

Cheap food, pleasant staff

Super awesome family veg restaurant. It seemed to me that it was probably all vegan, but you never know if there might be some dairy in any mock meats. Anyhow, I was served by the same friendly folks each evening (I ate there 4 times as it was close to my hotel). Most dishes were really good, and one was mediocre. And the portions are big, so you might want to stick with one entree per person.

Pros: Inexpensive, Friendly staff who understood English, Mostly if not all vegan


Points +211

26 Oct 2019

Excellent value

Stopped off here for lunch and there was loads to choose from. I decided on a tofu dish, rice, a bottle of water and also some Singapore noodles to take away for later. It only came to RM21 for everything and good portions too. Great value for money, would visit again.

Took a photo of the tofu dish but forgot to take a photo of the noodles later.

Pros: Excellent value for money, Lots of options, Friendly, helpful staff


Points +552

11 Oct 2019

Loved this place, absolutely delicious.

Thought it would be hard to find but look for the big yellow sign. Staff were all lovely and seemed genuinely happy that we loved the good. Portions are big and delicious. Very good value!!

Pros: Huge menu, Delicious , Friendly staff

Cons: None


Points +453

20 Jul 2019

Tasty, cheap and extremely friendly staff

We stumbled across this place whilst semi lost looking for food in china town! We were overwhelmed and slightly confused by the menu so we asked the old man in the shop to choose for us. He picked us some faux chicken veg dish which was absolutely delicious and a noodle dish. We explained to him that we were huge eaters and he assured us to get some steam rice and just wait till after we’ve eaten to see if we needed more. We were absolutely stuffed and it only came to 30RM bargain!

Pros: Friendly helpful staff, Cheap


Points +30

12 May 2019

Hidden gem in Pasar Seni

The food was simple and tasted great. We had the mushroom chicken noodles, fried rice and stir fried kailan. I wish I found this place sooner.

Pros: Affordable, Many vegan friendly choices

Cons: A lot of dishes have mock meat, We had to wait a while for our food


Points +188

03 May 2019

Cheap, good food

Good, quick & reasonably cheap. Comparable to Water Lily restaurant. We had the Indian noodles and the stir fried mushrooms & cashews. Both were tasty and quite big.


Points +58

01 Apr 2019

Cute place with amazing food

The food was incredible. My friend and I ordered 3 dishes. It was my first meal in KL (and in Asia in general) and it did not disappoint.


Points +297

16 Mar 2019

Nice place!

We got a bit confused as we didn‘t believe it was all vegetarian, so I only ordered the fried cauliflower which was nice!! no doubt. but I guess I would‘ve ordered something different if I knew all of it was meat free haha. There were so many options on the menu like fish, different types of (mock) meat, which made me assume it was called vegetarian by mistake. My fault haha. great & cheap place though!!


Points +65

05 Dec 2018

Cheap, Quiet and Quick

If you’re close to China Town head here as the food is cheap and the portion sizes are decent.

Will mostly provide mock meat, and other standard East Asian dishes.

Pros: Plenty of options , Photo menu, Cheap


Points +181

29 Oct 2018

Budget place

Simple place with an extensive menu serving large portion of OK tasting dishes for a cheap price. Worth it if you are on a budget.

Friendly smiling owners.


Points +24

04 Oct 2018

simple and charming

One of my favourites of KL. Delicious food. Mostly mock-meat style but not the kind you get everywhere, it tasted lighter than most mock meat, I am guessing it is made using beancurd sheets (we had two mock-duck dishes). Highly recommend just for this point of difference!
If you aren't a mock-meat fan you also have lots of vegetable dishes in the photo book. Enjoyed an iced Chinese tea with my meal - perfect simple delicious dinner. The restaurant has a lot of charm and character in its decorations. Definitely a favourite, would return every day if possible.

Pros: extensive menu, unique mock-meat texture , comfortable setting

Cons: no cons at all


Points +15

18 Jul 2018

sehr gut!

Es hat uns sehr gut geschmeckt. Die Gerichte haben fleich und Fisch Namen jedoch ist es ein vegetarisches Restaurant. Wir hatten mixed vegetable Reis und bean sauce Nudeln. Wir kommen bestimmt nochmal hier her.


Points +2148

14 Jul 2018

Extensive menu

This restaurant had a thick photo menu that was a bit overwhelming. It takes a while to go through it all. The dishes we picked were very good - a green vegetable, a veggie fish, tofu and mushrooms. The portions were on the small size. Overall, a very pleasant place to dine.


Points +52

25 Mar 2018

excellent tofu dish

The dish called bean curd in sauce was absolutely delicious - just ask for the most popular dish and they will point at it. Greens tasted a little odd - possibly fish sauce which is a shame as the server said no animals

Pros: bean curd dish was amazing

Cons: May use fish sauce on the greens


Points +587

28 Jan 2018

Simple food-lots of choices

The menu is huge! There is a menu with photos mainly for tourists which is very helpful. The food is very simple: noodles-vegetables served with a sauce. Not super tasty but still good. Almost everything is around 8 ringgits.

Pros: Cheap food, Good portion

Cons: Not super tasty


Points +327

15 Jan 2018

Tasty dumpling soup, confused about fish on the menu.

I shared a lovely chestnut and mushroom filled dumpling soup with a friend for RM7.50. The broth was simple but good, I loved the flavor combination of the dumplings.

On the picture menu I clearly saw some fried fish, which had me confused. The owner did however assure me that the fish sauce was really vegetarian, as did he understand what vegan meant.

The atmosphere was very local and seemed authentic. Great location close to China town, the Sri Mahamariamman temple and the Central Market for a little sightseeing afterwards.

Updated from previous review on 2018-01-15

Pros: Chestnut mushroom dumplings, Great location for sightseeing , Local atmosphere

Cons: Looks like there is fish on the menu


Points +118

11 Jan 2018

Good, not exceptional

I got a blackened "fish style" tofu dish that was pretty interesting - subtler and more complex flavors than tofu is typically prepared with.

Other than that, however, nothing really stood out about this place. Normal veggie stir-fry, normal sauteed greens. Mild, verging-on-bland seasoning. Maybe I just happened to order uninteresting dishes...?

Still cheap by western standards ($6 total for two small entrees), but hard to compete with the buffets, where a big plate will only cost you $1.75.

Definitely worth a visit if it's convenient, but I can't say I'd go out of my way to dine here.

Pros: Fully vegan (I think), OK food

Cons: Pricier than a buffet


Points +558

18 Nov 2017

economic Chinese food

Had the ginger duck noodles 10 ringgit. Yummy. The photo album is the menu lol. I didn't realize until after I had ordered from the shorter written menu. I would definitely go back.

Not very healthy nor high quality ingredients so keep that in mind.


Points +305

02 Jul 2017

Delicious vegan food

Food came really fast and the staff is friendly. The food itself was nothing special but very delicious! The prices are cheap (two plates for 15RM).
Bought vegan green bean biscuits which I am excited to try!
Another plus they also open on weekends.


Points +15

01 Jul 2017

Einfach Genial!

Sehr gutes essen, zuerst ein bisschen verwirrend weil auf der Karte Dinge wie Chicken oder fishhead stehen. Aber nach einer kurzen erklärung des besitzers weiss man das alles Fleischersatz ist. Man kan z.B einen ganzen Fisch bestellen, gemacht aus der Yamwurzel.
Der Besitzer ist auch super freundlich, lustig und hilfsbereit. Unbedingt besuchen!

Pros: Günstig, Vegetarisch, Buddistisch

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