Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hong Kong - World Peace Cafe @ Wan Chai *CLOSED DOWN*

A pity i heard this cafe closed down. If you have more info, do let me know!
I've always wondered why many people told me its difficult to find vegetarian places in Hong Kong. In fact, I personally find Hong Kong has many more restaurants than Singapore.
Many Years back my sis gave me this Vegetarians Eateries Link ( and it has always been a "Manual" which I've referred to whenever I have the chance to visit HK. I think this website is perfectly well-maintained, and it includes all the places that you can go to according to the MTR station.
Do note that some places may not be updated as I found 1 cafe closed down. However, most of the restaurants are still around. The only thing is that this whole list is in Mandarin. Do let me know if you need the information in English, I can TRY to translate them for you.
About World Peace cafe, I must thank my bestie for firstly checking it out and bringing me there to eat.
World Peace is a cafe that serves organic vegetarian food, organic coffees, fruit juices and herbal teas.
Opened in 2005 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, this cafe aims to create an oasis amist the hustle and bustle life in HK. The aim of is to offer people a place to unwind and enjoy healthy food in a relaxing setting. You can also shop for books and health food there.

Inside the cafe, there is a carving of "天下太平" on the wall, which means World Peace, the altimate aim and wish of many people I guess.
Set Lunch HKD 88

The lunch set menu price ranges from HKD 68 to 128. Franny and I took the HKD 88 meal which comprises of a starter, a main and a drink. Do note that the conversion rate is approximately 1SGD: 5.8HKD at the moment. May not be cheap, but well, the living standards in Hong Kong is high, hence do note that you would not be able to find a $2 mixed vegetables rice there.
For our main, we both chose the baked potato with salad, which is a healthy and sweet mix. The potato is well baked. Do note that all food served is organic with minimal taste so people who do have a strong taste bud, you will find organic food a little bland or even tasteless, but well, its good for a change at times, for a healthier body!

I chose the tomato spaghetti while franny took the pumpkin curry rice. The spaghetti was really fine but it isnt the usual angel's hair that i knew, so im not too sure what is this type of noodle. The serving was really big and I almost couldnt finish the entire plate. Sauce wise, rather authentic but sadly not much ingredients.
As for the curry rice, it wasn't spicy and tasted okay. Ingredients comprise of Tofu, carrots and Cucumbers.

Lastly a drink that makes us refreshed!
Its a healthy meal which did not have any fried, any mock meat involved. If you are an avid health enthusiast or looking for some peace, this is quite a nice place to chill. There is even a medication centre. The good news is World Peace cafe is opening an outlet right on our shores! The boss has confirmed with me that they would be opening an outlet in Chinatown. I will keep all of you updated then.
Location: 21-23 Tai Wong Street East Wanchai HK Tel: 2527-5870 Website: Opening Hours: Lunch (12 to 2.30); Dinner (6.30 to 9.30) , Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

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