NileGuide Expert Says:
The neighbourhood's recreation oasis with ancient rocks and carefully planted rare conifers. Inside the zen garden is the restaurant Long Men Lou.
Long Men Lou, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Road, Diamond Hill
Hong Kong, China
tel: 852 3658 9388
M-F 11:30a-9:00p, Sa-Su 11:00a-9:30p
NileGuide Expert tip:
Minimum spend of $80 per person or try the set menu instead. Beware of the lines on Buddhist holidays, new and full moon days.
Not to to be missed regardless whether you are vegetarian or not, the best part is that in order to eat at Nan Lian vegetarian restaurant, you'll find a gem in the middle of the city. Tour this delightful 35,000 sq m Tang Dynasty style garden. You will find an atmosphere conducive to serenity and tranquility; an ambience in which you can enjoy moments of leisure and peace of mind. There is also the Pine Tea house right adjacent to Chi Lin Vegetarian. The Cantonese cuisine is delicious and you won't even notice that there is no meat. No fake meat like vegetarian roast goose or char siu, just vegetarian food in its natural simplicity.
The kitchen team of Chi Lin Vegetarian designs the menu using seasonal produce. The five fortune appetizer platter features good sized appetizers. For the mains, the miniature sized braised supreme assorted vegetables casserole is nowhere near as miniature as it makes out. An original portion is big enough to feed 12 people, and so a "miniature" easily feeds between two and three. Both dim sum and a la carte dishes are served during the day.