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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Po Lin Vegetarian Restaurant
Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island
2985 5248


My mom wanted to try the vegetarian food at the famous Po Lin Monastry. There’s a choice of either a deluxe (HKD$100/SGD$18.10) or regular (HKD$60/SGD$10.90) set meal. Initially, I wanted to order 2 deluxe meals to share but the person said that they count by number of persons upon entry. In the end, we ordered the regular meals.


The Winter Melon Soup was quite bland and tasteless.


I think the Tofu topped with Corns and Peas is the best dish of the meal. The tofu is very fresh and soft.

The 1st vegetable dish is Stir Fried Celery and Bell Peppers with Mock Meat. It’s edible but nothing special.

2nd vegetable dish is Bak Choy with Mushrooms. I like this better than the previous dish. The bak choy is very fresh and green, and the mushrooms are very nice with an earthy taste.


The Spring Rolls are stuffed with a lot of shredded carrots and radishes. The skin is crispy but too thick though.


As expected, this is a simple and no frills lunch.

I find that the meals are a tad too expensive but the vegetarian food served here are definitely substantial enough.

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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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