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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

(白粥) Plain rice porridge usually served with added toppings. Make sure: choose only the vegetable toppings.

White Congee

(油炸鬼) Deep fried dough stick sold as a snack.

Yao dar gwei

(腐竹) Steamed dried tofu skin.

Bean curd sheet

(豆花) Soft sweet tofu pudding served with different toppings to choice. Make sure: not to choose milk toppings.

Dou Hua

(砵仔糕) Sweet steamed rice pudding cake snack, made with sugar and beans.

Put chai ko

(芝麻/杏仁/核桃糊) sweet soup made from sesame/almond/walnuts cooked with sugar and water.

Sesame soup

(白糖糕) Traditional steamed sponge cake made from rice flour, white sugar, water and yeast.

White sugar cake

Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

(腸粉) Steamed thick rice noodle roll with different fillings. To veganize: choose a non-filling or only vegetable filling roll and ask for no dried pork on top.

Chang Fen

(楊枝甘露) Mango, pomelo and sago dessert made with sugar, milk and coconut. To veganize: ask for no milk.

Mango pomelo sago

(素齋包) Steamed dough bun filled with vegetables and pork. To veganize: ask for no pork or shrimp and make sure no milk is used.


(清蒸芥蘭) Steamed Chinese kale, pan fried with soy sauce, ginger, garlic and oyster sauce. To veganize: ask for no oyster sauce and no meat.

Steamed jie-lan

(素火鍋) Simmering pot of soup made on the dining table with all the ingredients added by the people who eat. To veganize: ask for plant-base broth and only vegetables as the main ingredients.

Hot Pot

(煎釀三寶) A snack made with grilled/ fried eggplants, green peppers, and tofu with seasoning. To veganize: ask for no fish sauce, pork or shrimp paste.

Grilled three treasures

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

(素雲吞) Steamed or fried dumplings with different fillings. The dough usually contains eggs.

Veg wontons

(菠蘿包) Common sweet bread made with lard and eggs.

Pineapple bread

(湯麵) Usually contains meat-based broth and eggs.

Noodle soup

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