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Jun Express Mid-Valley (Malaysia)
Name: Jun Express
Address: Lot LG-231, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur

Taste = **
Atmosphere = ***
Service = ***
Price = $$$
Location = very convenient for tourists
How to get there = KTM / bus / taxi to Gardens, Mid-Valley

Taste is quite bland but I do not complain as this restaurant caters for the very health conscious. Their dishes are relatively low salt and low oil. This is not a vegetarian restaurant but they do cater for vegetarians.


A pot of nutritious vegetarian soup
Vegetarian Hor Yip Fan斋荷叶饭 (brown rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf)

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posted on: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 @ 7:37 AM

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PJ State (Malaysia)
Name: PJ State coffeeshop vegetarian stall
Address: No.29, Jalan 52/1, (corner coffeeshop, along the same row as Tong Woh),State, P. Jaya

Taste = ****
Atmosphere = **
Service = ***
Price = $$
Location = not very convenient for tourists
How to get there = LRT to Asia Jaya then taxi to PJ state (tell the taxi to go to Tong Woh)

A Malaysian coffeeshop styled (hawker center) that serves a huge variety of dishes to choose from to go with a bowl of jasmine white rice.

Rice + Lemon Chicken + Preserved beancurd with chinese cabbage, green veg

Rice + stewed beancurd sheet, chicken, green veg

Rice + belacan beans + tofu + char siew (roasted pork)

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posted on: 7:16 AM

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心齋 - Xin Zhai (Pure Veggie House) Hong Kong
Name: 心齋 - Xin Zhai (Pure Veggie House)
Address: 3rd Floor, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 25250552

Taste = ****
Atmosphere = ****
Service = ****
Price = $
Location = very convenient for tourists
How to get there = MTR to Central then taxi to Coda Plaza. It's actually quite near (15 minutes uphill walking distance) from the peak tram, so if you're in a hiking mood, you can probably walk to the coda plaza from the MTR station.
Website: www.pureveggie-house.com

We ordered the set menu for $198 per person. We ordered 2 sets for a crowd of three.

Mixed Fruit Salad
delicious fresh ingredients!
5 season platter
delicious!!!!! I loved the deep fried netted stinkhorn, fried beancurd skin
braised chestnut and fresh monkey head mushroom
The chestnut was really sweet and soft!
We liked this dish as it's something different from the food at other veg eateries
Vegetarian Abalone Mushroom and seasonal veg
nothing that special about this dish as you can get it at other vegetarian restaurants
Dessert (Longan, White fungus etc)
the taste is just nice as it's not too sweet =)
Vegetarian Curry served with mahogany bread
Being Malaysian, we have much better curry back in Malaysia, so we didn't really like this curry all that much. However, the mahogany bread (deep fried bread) saved the day as it was really crispy.


We forgot to take pictures of some dishes as we were too hungry!
Some of the food we didn't manage to get snapshot of:
1. Porridge
2. Fresh Fruits
3. Steamed bean curd with dry citrus peel and mushroom
4. Baked matsusake with herbs


This restaurant also serves sushi, dimsum, chinese dishes. =)

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posted on: Monday, February 23, 2009 @ 4:52 AM

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Fruits in Hong Kong

Don't leave Hong Kong without making a visit to the wet markets! You'll be amazed with the variety of fruits and the affordable prices =)

Tip: if you go to the markets during closing times, you'll be able to get fruits at a fraction of the normal price! Otherwise, you can probably try your luck and take the opportunity to test your bargaining skills!

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posted on: 4:42 AM

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Egg Tarts
Portuguese Egg Tart
I tried the Portuguese egg tart when I was in Macau. It is also readily available in Hong Kong. Definitely a must try for vegetarians who consume eggs.

Egg Tart
This is the regular egg tart found almost everywhere in Hong Kong.

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posted on: 4:31 AM

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My HONEYMOON Dessert (Malaysia)
Name: My HONEYMOON Dessert
Location: Shop LG322, Lower Gr Flr, 1 Utama, New Wing, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Operation hours: Open daily11.00-22.00


Taste = ***
Atmosphere = ***
Service = ***
Price = $$$
Location = very convenient for tourists
How to get there = Bus/taxi to 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya. There is also a free shuttle bus service from Kelana Jaya LRT station that departs every half an hour







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posted on: Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 6:53 AM

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Kuan Yin Temple, Malaysia
Name: Kuan Yin Temple
Location: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur (5 mins walk from KLCC)
Operation hours: Open daily during lunch from 11am to 3pm


Taste = ***
Atmosphere = ***
Service = Self service
Price = $
Location = very convenient for tourists
How to get there = LRT/bus to KLCC, then walk towards Citi Bank/Ampang Park.
Note: available only on Mon - Fri, and their menu varies.

Also there's FREE vegetarian meals on the 1st and 15th of every lunar month. However donations are welcomed.

Passion fruits - RM 8 /kilo
Fresh juice also available at RM 1.50 per glass
Sweet potato fritters
Chinese cookie ( Kong soh pang)
Red Bean brown rice with assorted dishes (plenty to choose from)
Healthy mushroom noodles with fresh salad (delicious)
Lui cha (a unique hakka dish) is available on certain days. Malaysian rojak is also available.
There are so many other things being served that you can basically find something that suits you. Do give this place a try.

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posted on: 5:53 AM

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Hong Kong: Perfect Vegetarian Foods (百好素食)
Name: Perfect Vegetarian Foods (百好素食)
Location: Shop LG6, Lung Cheung Mall, 136 Lung Cheung Road
Operation hours: Open daily 8.00-20.30
Tel: 852-2326-9108

Taste = ***
Atmosphere = ***
Service = ***
Price = $$
Location = very convenient for tourists
How to get there = MTR to Wong Tai Sin, Station Exit B, near temple

Siew Mai (烧卖)
Har Gao (虾饺)
Porridge (粥)
Shanghai Xiu Long Bao 上海小笼包
Radish cakes (萝卜糕)

There is also takeaway dimsum counter at the entrance. We also ordered a mixed platter (Siew Mei
燒味), a plate of mixed mock-meat. We forgot to take a pic of it as we were too hungry!

There is also sushi on the menu!

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posted on: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 @ 6:57 AM

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Macau: Loh Por Bang (wife biscuit)

Name: Kee Wah Bakery
Location: Venetian Casino, Macau
Operation hours: not known, but they should be open from 11am-11pm daily

Taste = *** (nothing beats Singapore (bugis) 's wife biscuit!)
Atmosphere = ****
Service = ****
Price = $$ (MOP$ 6 per piece, MOP$10.50 for two)
Location = very convenient for tourists
How to get there = There are free buses to the Venetian from the ferry terminals and from Sands.

Only plus point is that the wife biscuit is served straight from the oven / warmer, hence, it's still piping hot when it reaches your palette.

Singapore (Bugis) 's wife biscuit, on the other hand, has been out in the display counter for quite some time. However, it still has that soft and melt in your mouth feeling! =)

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posted on: 6:44 AM

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Kan Kee Vegetarian Food (Hong Kong)

Name: Kan Kee Vegetarian Food
Location: CF6, 2nd Floor, Bowrington Road Market, 21, Bowrington Road, Wanchai
Tel: 25757595
Operation hours: open daily from 17:00-21:30
Notes: Although the address is Wanchai, I got off the MTR at Causeway Bay and walked under the flyover to Bowrington Road Market. It's on the 2nd floor of the market.

Tip: It's also wise to order stuff with a "thumb's up" on the menu ;)

Taste = ****
Atmosphere = ***
Service = ****
Price = $$$
Location = very convenient for tourists
How to get there = taxi / MTR to Causeway Bay / any bus that goes to Causeway Bay area

The food was really good! We visited this restaurant twice in our visit to HK and we enjoyed both the visit. We definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone that's visiting HK.

If I remember correctly, they do have english on the menu. Not sure if the waitress speaks english.

We tried:

Mushrooms Stir Fried with Cucumber
we really liked this dish!

Steamed Tofu topped with finely chopped mushrooms and spicy sauce
as south-east asians, we like our dishes really hot, so we think the sauce could be spicier.
hehe. but overall a very tasty dish!


Mix Vege Curry Pot
Nothing beats Malaysian curry, but definitely a good attempt by the chef!
Stir Fried Tofu with preserved olives
We highly recommend this dish too! A very natural vegetarian dish indeed.
Beancurd Sheet with mushrooms, red dates and green veg
We also recommend this dish as the red dates really brought out the flavor of the beancurd sheets

They also serve hot soup (Chinese style) and also delicious desserts. =)

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posted on: Sunday, February 15, 2009 @ 9:07 PM

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Hong Kong: House of Canton (又一城)
Name: House of Canton (又一城) (Veg friendly eatery)
Location: LG2-40 , Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Operation hours: 7am - 11pm
Tel: 2265-7888

Taste = ***
Atmosphere = ****
Service = ***
Price = $$$$
Location = very convenient for tourists
How to get there = MTR to Kowloon Tong, follow signs / ask directions to Festival Walk.

This is a typical Hong Kong dimsum restaurant. There are many vegetarian friendly dishes, but the taste is so-so for dishes that are quite pricey (when compared to other yumcha places around the city)
Only thing is that the menus in Hong Kong are mostly in Chinese. So, unless you ask the waitress for help, you'll find it extremely difficult to order your dimsum dishes.

We tried:
Red bean dessert (sweet)

Mango sago dessert (sweet)

Mango filled Glutinous Rolls

Shanghainese "Nian Gao" (上海年糕)
I recommend this dish!
Steamed Nian Gao (Rice cakes) with shredded coconut and chopped peanuts

Loh Hon Rice Rolls (罗汉斋肠粉)

green bean dessert (sweet)

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