Worst Restaurant of the Month – Saravana (Chungking)

A supposedly vegetarian restaurant that offers a full meat menu. Saravana in Chungking Mansions succeeds Bookworm Cafe as the Worst Restaurant of the Month.


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Hong Kong’s Indian vegetarian restos – some good and some not so good

*** December 2017 edits: added Pandit Ji. Eskaara closed. ***

Currently there’s 13 Indian restaurants we know of in HK that claim to be all vegetarian. There’s quite a contrast in the level of the vegetarian service they provide with some including non-vegetarian products in their stock. This is the run down of those, good and not so good.

Saravana Bhavan thali 2

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Amritsar Express – vegan delicacies or health hazard?

Amritsar Express in Tsim Sha Tsui have a clearly sign boarded tagline of, “Punjabi Vegan Delicacies”. In the past that tagline has been misleading causing potentially hazardous consequences for those on non-dairy diets. We are in the process of trying to find out if things are fully remedied and management there are now true to those advertised words. Here’s why and how.

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Free vegetarian food daily at Wan Chai’s Sikh temple

==Note that since publishing this article, inconsistent info has been received on which items are vegan suitable. Hazards are rice occasionally being made with milk, other dishes possibly made with cow ghee. If vegan, ask each time you visit.==

Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple in Wan Chai offer free vegetarian food daily to the community. It’s also very tasty eats. The food offered is a combo of lacto and vegan grade vegetarian food. Being Indian vegetarian food, no egg  is used. On attending with two others it was a delight to be given an eating tray and served dahl, salad, rice and chapati (and plenty of it). All tasted great but anyone on a dairy free diet should note sometimes the rice is cooked with milk (it’s always worth asking in case). The lacto vegetarian in the group was also given some other dishes that contained cow milk.

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