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"Po Lin Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurant" Lantau Island Tip by machomikemd

Lantau Island, Hong Kong: 235 reviews and 610 photos

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If you want to experience a genuine vegetarian buddhist meal and you are strolling around Lantau Island, then head to the Po Lin Buddhist Monastery in the mountains beside the Tian Tian Giant Buddha as they have the largest buddhist vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong. The Po Lin Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurant offers various vegetarian chinese style options that uses items like soybeans and plants that don't need to die if getting products from them, so count out the root crops here. They also have various textured vegetable protein additions. It is located facing the Main Hall of the Monastery.

hours: 11:30 am to 4:30 pm everyday

according to their website:

For modern people who are used to the hustle and bustle of city life, working under staggering pressure, and always wolfing down meals that are not exactly balanced at irregular hours, a vegetarian meal that “cleanses the stomach and intestine” in the quiet and idyllic ambience of the monastery offers a welcomed relief. Food is provided according to the number of people at a table to avoid wastage; and dishes are varied according to the season so that only the freshest vegetables find their way to the table. Generally visitors will be offered a soup, a deep-fried dish and a vegetable dish to go with rice. We trust you will be satisfied with the variety of the dishes.

There is a snack shop next to the vegetarian kitchen that provides more than ten special items such as steamed cakes, noodles and salty dim sums for the visitors. Among these snacks, bean curd dessert and glutinous rice dumplings with mango filling are the most renowned. The bean curd is home-made by monastery daily and is fragrant and silky-soft. It is the most highly praised. The dumplings with mango filling are provided only in small quantity. Visitors are well advised to seize the opportunity trying them when they are available.

Address: Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, SAR
Directions: Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, SAR. It is a short walk from the Ngong Ping 360 village and Cable Car.
othercontact: Fax: +852 2985 5245
Phone: +852 2985 4736

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  • Updated Oct 1, 2014
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