Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!! Wishing you good health and better appetite to savour more delicatessen in coming years! If you happened to be in Hong Kong, you can’t miss their Dim Sum. Known for it’s ‘yum cha’ culture, almost in every street and corner, someone is serving Chee Cheong Fun (Chinese Rice Rolls), Har Gao (Prawn Dumplings), Siu Mai, Char Siu Bao (Barbecue Pork-filled Bun), etc. In Malaysia, the usual way of ordering is by picking up the ready-cooked items that are served on a tray which goes around the restaurant. However things are slightly different in Hong Kong, customers place their orders by ticking the types of Dim Sum on a sheet of menu, usually in Chinese with no translation. But fortunately, if you know what you want, the waiters/ waitresses can always do the ticking job for you when you just spell out the Dim Sums you want.

There’s one restaurant located at Central, Hong Kong that serves vegetarian cuisine. I’m not usually a fan of Chinese vegetarian food, especially when it involves excessive flour-made meat, however this particular restaurant makes impressively delicious Dim Sum using all kinds of vegetables, beans and nuts. Not only it suits my less-flour appetite, but is also a good news to all Halal diners. The soft Oriental ambiance is cosy and friendly, environment is clean, air-conditioned and spacious enough to hold banquet.

 Mixed Vegetables Dumplings with Black Fungus.

Wild Mushroom Dumplings with Black Truffle Sauce.

 Chives and Leeks Fried Dumplings.

These dumplings, both steamed and fried come with very thin skin and generous fillings. The aroma of fresh vegetables coupled with the sensation of sauce oozing out especially in the very first bite immediately set us on a voluptuous state.

 Peach-shaped Steamed Bun with Lotus Seed Paste Filling.

 Plain Rice Rolls, dipped with Yellow Mustard and Black Sweet Soy Sauce. The sesame seeds give a really superb kick to the plain flavour, like maaagic!!

Vegetables and Pine Seed Fried Rice. No added flavour and MSG.  Healthy food can be really delicious too!

It’s a wonderful place to dine in. Take good care of both health conscious and taste buds! Average spending per person is 100hkd.

 

Pure Veggie House 心齋

Address: 3/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Central

地址: 中環花園道51號科達中心3樓

Going there: Take CityBus 12A from Admiralty and get down at YWCA, MacDonnell Road.

Opening Hour: 10am – 10:30pm

Tel: (852) 2525 0552