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Dishes that are traditionally served vegan
(白粥) Plain rice porridge usually served with added toppings. Make sure: choose only the vegetable toppings.
(油炸鬼) Deep fried dough stick sold as a snack.
(腐竹) Steamed dried tofu skin.
(豆花) Soft sweet tofu pudding served with different toppings to choice. Make sure: not to choose milk toppings.
(砵仔糕) Sweet steamed rice pudding cake snack, made with sugar and beans.
(芝麻/杏仁/核桃糊) sweet soup made from sesame/almond/walnuts cooked with sugar and water.
(白糖糕) Traditional steamed sponge cake made from rice flour, white sugar, water and yeast.
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.
(楊枝甘露) Mango, pomelo and sago dessert made with sugar, milk and coconut. To veganize: ask for no milk.
(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.
(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.
(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.
Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.
(素雲吞) Steamed or fried dumplings with different fillings. The dough usually contains eggs.
(菠蘿包) Common sweet bread made with lard and eggs.
(湯麵) Usually contains meat-based broth and eggs.
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