Cafe Zen is nestled in the hustle and bustle of Mongkok, located on the 13th floor of Dundas Square.
The cafe is owned by Kelvin, a Buddhist who volunteers at the temple cooking vegetarian cuisines before setting up his own eatery five years ago with his parents.
Cafe Zen offers a wide variety of food and the Spanish tomato pork cutlet linguine is an example of its range of fusion dishes available.
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The Tom Yum Gung vermicelli is highly recommended at Cafe Zen. It’s not common to get this Thai dish in vegetarian style in Hong Kong and I like its gravy, although it will be even better if it’s more spicy.
Although this dish is marketed as Indian mutton curry, it’s not as rich in flavour as you would expect from an authentic Indian curry dish.
I guess that’s because the owners want it to appeal to the Chinese palettes but it’s tasty if you’re not too fussy.
Cafe Zen usually offer set meals during dinner time and you can either choose between a soup or salad. This potato apple salad is simple but fresh, would be great if the portion is a little bit bigger.
What better way to end off a hearty meal than with a masala chai.
Hmm, warm and toasty.
A disclaimer about Cafe Zen though, it also offers meat dishes for carnivores. Kelvin explains his rationale is to make it more convenient for vegetarians to bring their friends to enjoy a meal but whom might not be keen to go veg all the way.
If you just want to hang out, the cafe offers a selection of snacks such as veggie chicken nuggets or buns along with a variety of teas from Taiwanese bubble teas to Chinese tea brewed in clear glass pots.
Kelvin recommends you call to reserve seats at 9606 2086.