Review: VEDA, vegetarian dining in Central

We tried the vegetarian food at VEDA, and here's what we thought.

20 Feb 2019 — By Catherine Stewart / Restaurants / Reviews / Taste
VEDA interior

We sample Central’s new vegetarian dining option, VEDA

VEDA is a newly opened vegetarian restaurant on the ground floor of the Ovolo hotel on Arbuthnot Road.

Chef Hetty McKinnon has curated a vegetarian menu packed with fresh, healthful ingredients and delicious Asian flavours. There are many vegan-friendly and gluten free options available too. The menu is designed for family-style sharing, but smaller portions are available if that’s not your thing.

The Food

Nepalese momos at VEDA

Nepalese ricotta and spinach momos with smoked chilli, tomato achaar

We started with the Nepalese ricotta and spinach momos with smoked chilli, tomato achaar ($78). There was just enough chilli in the sauce to balance the sweetness of the roasted tomatoes, and it paired extremely well with those yummy dumplings! This was a stand out dish that we definitely recommend.

 corn khichdi with wild mushroom curry at VEDA Hong Kong

corn khichdi with wild mushroom curry, tumeric, garam masala, green peas

The powerful flavours of the corn khichdi with wild mushroom curry, tumeric, garam masala, green peas ($78 small / $130 large) were just what we were craving.  We loved the presentation of this dish, and it had plenty of spice and a great mix of textures.

Za'atar roasted carrot salad at VEDA, Hong Kong

za’atar roasted carrots with kale, quinoa and blood orange, maple dressing

We also tried the za’atar roasted carrots with kale, quinoa and blood orange, maple dressing ($58 for small / $98 for large). The za’atar roasted carrots were tasty and we certainly felt virtuous while digging into all that nourishing goodnesss, but personally we would have preferred a more robust dressing.

ark sponge cake with passion fruit mousse at VEDA, Hong Kong

dark sponge cake with passion fruit mousse

We were going to call it a day at that, but were persuaded to try the dark sponge cake with passion fruit mousse, and we’re so glad we did. This dish had an eye-catchingly pretty presentation, and the passion fruit mousse was delightful!

The Verdict

VEDA has a convenient location and a nice price point. We liked the creative menu and diverse choice on offer. Overall the food at VEDA was delicious and we’ll certainly be back!

 

VEDA, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central

Tel:  3755 3067

 

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