Restaurant Long Men Lou, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Road,, Diamond Hill Published on: 13-08-2016
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Why Chi Lin Vegetarian is special ?
Chi Lin Vegetarian restaurant is a Chinese Buddhist eatery beside the waterfall in the Nan Lian Garden. The far-off location of this secluded restaurant prevents many from visiting, yet the calm of this establishment is unsurpassed. Maybe it’s the knowledge that you’re far-removed from the non-stop hustle of Central, or the fact that it is placed inside a serene garden environment. Tasty vegetarian food and the location behind a waterfall make dining here a superb way to begin or end your visit to Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden. The elegant Song Cha Xie nearby specialises in the art of Chinese tea drinking. Take a break from meat for the day and enjoy the purely vegetarian creations of Chi Lin.
Must try dishes:
Fried rice with pine nuts and ginger puree
Small Five Fortune Appetizer Platter
Small Braised Supreme Assorted Vegetables
Mixed vegetables with mushroom and Beans
Sweet and Sour Bean Curd with Pineapples
Fried vermicelli with eggs and bean sprouts
Baked cheese with avocado and tomato
How to get to Chi Lin Vegetarian?
Chi Lin Vegetarian restaurant lies on Fung Tak Road, beside the waterfall in the Nan Lian Garden. This restaurant is 6-min walk from Exit C2, Diamond Hill MTR Station.
- Excellent Chinese Vegetarian Food
- Good food at good prices
- Mix of Nature, Extreme care for details
- Best vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong
- Delightful surprise in the Nan Lian Garden
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
Long Men Lou, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Road,, Diamond Hill
Tips for you
Visiting Chi Lin is an adventure from the start. Just outside the Diamond Hill MTR exit, you leave the hustle bustle of shoppers in Hong Kong and enter the magnificent quiet, tranquility, and beauty of the Long Men Gardens. The gardens have Buddhist temples, pagodas, carved stones, fountains -- just a feast for the senses. The restaurant is at the far end of the gardens, really about as far back as you can go. Note -- reservations are absolutely necessary, unless you are prepared for a long wait and willing to sit in rather undesirable locations. Remember the gardens and the fountains -- yes, you want to be able to see those, whether it is at lunch (natural light) or at dinner (the gardens are lit). I went with my wife and her sisters, one of whom is a long time confirmed and strict vegetarian -- she did the ordering, but the menu is fully user friendly (to Chinese or English speaking people). It seem that almost every dish involved different sorts of mushrooms -- I have never seen such variety in one restaurant -- each with its own flavor, texture, smell. The mushrooms accompanied many other vegetables, and honestly, I never missed the meat, fish, or poultry!! Really, this was an "over the top" meal -- recommended for everyone, and especially for those who think that a meal must include something beyond vegetables. Truly awesome.