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By Yannie Chan | May 5th, 2021

Want to cut down on meat consumption but not sure where to start? Want to introduce a meat lover friend to vegetarian food? Nothing will change minds faster than great restaurants committed to serving delicious and sumptuous plant-based food.

Think deep flavors and great textures in dishes like Peking tacos, Thai massaman curry, mapo eggplant and tofu. We round up some of the most creative plant-based restaurants in Hong Kong for those curious to experience the possibility of vegetables.

Yau Veggie Bistro

Yau Veggie Bistro opened in the spring of 2020 with a mission to design creative vegetarian fusion cuisine. The cosy Shek Tong Tsui bistro serves up reinterpretation of classics from all over the world such as beef wellington, Japanese minced tuna donburi, and Thai massaman curry. To properly recreate the authentic flavors, Yau creates homemade condiments like Foie Gras Terrine and veggie shrimp paste. The menu also offers a comprehensive list of appetizers, mains and desserts. The bistro is by reservation only.

16C, South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, http://www.yauveggie.com/

2084 Casa

A casual bar and restaurant in the center of Sai Kung, 2084 serves a surprising mix of plant-based dishes from Asian tapas and burgers to curries and vegan desserts. The team is committed to serving the most satisfying bite, and their dishes never disappoint, always delivering stunning flavors and textures. The Peking duck tacos, for instance, is a genius reinterpretation using oyster mushrooms, which just soaks up all the sauce and flavor.

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5 Sha Tsui Path, Sai Kung, http://www.2084.casa/

Kind Kitchen by Green Common

Opened by Green Monday and OmniPork founder David Yeung, Kind Kitchen by Green Common is a vegan restaurant specializing in plant-based reinterpretations of popular Cantonese dishes. It’s also the first restaurant to incorporate plant-based meat OmniPork in its menu. Look forward to familiar dishes like OMG Toast made with OmniPork luncheon meat, Omni spicy dumpling, OmniPork curry rice and Omni Trio stir-fry spaghetti.

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Shop 1, 1/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, http://www.greencommon.com/

Miss Lee

Located in Central’s Wellington Street, Miss Lee serves modern Chinese vegetarian cuisine developed by culinary consultant Chef Siu Hin Chi, who’s also the legend behind the two Michlin-starred Ying Jee Club. The menu features vegetarian versions of iconic Chinese homemade dishes.

We especially love the mapo eggplant and tofu is a delightful combination of flavors and textures, with the crispy yet soft eggplants, soft tofu, and tongue-numbing spices. If you love sweet and sour pork, you’ll enjoy the sweet and sour mixed mushrooms here, which has all the right textures and none of the oiliness.

G/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, http://www.misslee.hk/

Treehouse

Treehouse is opened by Christian Mongendre, who co-founded the beloved MANA! Fast Slow Food. A casual restaurant serving a variety of healthy picks, Treehouse thinks up delicious plant-based dishes like sourdough flatbreads, pizza, burgers, and grain bowls. It’s also the winner of Best Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant at The Loop HK’s 30 Best Eats 2020!

Shop 1, G/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, http://www.facebook.com/treehouse.eco/

Tung Fong Siu Kee Yuen

One of the most historical vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, Tung Fong Siu Kee Yuen serves traditional Buddhist-inspired Chinese vegetarian dishes. The menu here is heavy on mushrooms, soy-based ingredients and vegetables. Must-orders include deep-fried taro rolls (香荔蘇卷) and mushrooms in bean curd sheet (翡翠法輪卷). The more traditional flavors make this place a great alternative for family meals celebrating Chinese festivals.

241 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 2507-4839