Two of my best friends, whom I usually spend Halloween with, flew to HK last week, leaving me with a party-less long weekend! Boo!!! (And that's not "Boo" in a halloween-y way.) I'm so jealous they're both in one of my favorite food-tripping cities, so here I am, reminiscing about my trips (three, to be exact!) this past year. You'd be surprised how much vegan & vegetarian options Hong Kong has to offer!
Lai King MTR
Chanced upon this food kiosk because I was so hungry on the way to the city via train. Rice has delicious brown rice milk and a selection of vegan rice balls. My favorite is the one with satay.
10 Shelley Street, Central, Hong KongI loooove Life Cafe. Never fail to visit this place when I'm in HK. They have a take-out bar on the ground floor and more dining tables on the second floor. When it's full, though, we sit out front on the steps. They have lots of raw options, like this amazing salad!
Premiere Pression Provence
Graham Street, Central
From Life Cafe, walk to the organic grocery store Just Greens on Graham street. Walk further down and you'll see this: a mix-your-own olive oil shop!
Graham Street Wet Market
Further down the road, you'll spot the wet street market that sells some of the oddest things I've seen, like the giant cucumber!!
Po Lin Monastery
Take the Orange MTR line to the last stop, Tung Chung (there's an outlet mall there!) and then right outside the terminal is the cable car that takes you to Lantau Island (about a 20-minute ride). Follow the signs to Po Lin Monastery, past the giant buddha, and you'll spot a take-out deli/cafe for noodles and dimsum which you can eat at the park. There's a ticket booth for the main restaurant where you can enjoy a 5 or 7-course vegan meal prepared by the monks in the monastery for HK$100 per person.
Tung Fong Siu Kee Yuen
241 Hennessy Road, Wanchai
Not exactly vegetarian (it's Japanese, so there's lotsa seafood) but it's a must-visit, especially if NY is too far for you. My favorite part of the meal was the dessert: Tofu tart with chocolate and orange tofu. Whuuut?? Genius!
Four Seasons Hotel (next to IFC mall)
Going on a date in HK? This swanky French restaurant is worth the visit (and the price)!
My garden appetizer of beets and brussel sprouts
K-11 Mall, Mody Road
After writing about all these restaurants, I'm so tempted to just book tickets to go back for more food-tripping! I should just stop right here, haha. Enjoy the rest of the long weekend! :)