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Where to eat vegetarian food in Xiamen

Updated: 01 Apr 2009
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Unlike some communities which consider vegetarianism healthy and trendy, most of the people in Xiamen are vegetarian mainly because of their religion. Buddhism is a predominant religion in Xiamen. It is a religion which prohibits killing and its teaching discourages followers from eating meats. 

 

For thousands of years, vegetarian dishes are part of China culinary mainly due to Buddhism. Strict Buddhists, Monks and nuns are ardent advocates of this vegetarianism. They consume simple food and hence their vegetarian cuisine has never been too elaborate.  However, with the recent health and trend development in places like Hong Kong and Taiwan, vegetarian culinary has become more significant, some of these culinary has permeated into Xiamen.

 

 Many Chinese vegetarian dishes mimic meat dishes. 

Mock duck, chicken, pork are common in Chinese vegetarian culinary.

 

These days, you can find some strict vegetarian restaurant in Xiamen. WOX has picked a few of the following restaurants for your references: -

 

1. Tian He Vegetarian Restaurant (厦门天荷素食餐厅)

 

Address: NO. 10-2, Ding Wo Zai, Yianwu Park, Xiamen (opposite the Xiada Post Office)

Tel: 0592-2197837

Opening hours: 8:00 - 21:00

Bus: Xia 2, Xia20, 22, 29, 47, 48, 59, 87, 93, 501, 503, 520, 531, 616, 809, get off at Xia Da Xi Cun (厦大西村) Bus Stop.

 

2. Nan Putuo Vegetarian Restaurant (南普陀寺素食馆)

 

Address: Inside the Nan Putuo Temple, next to Xiamen Unversity

Tel: 0592-2087281

Opening hours: 11:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 20:00

Bus: 1, 15, 18, 21, 29, 35, 45, 47, 71, get off at Xia Da (厦大) Bus Stop.

 

3. Da Fang Vegetarian Restaurant (大方素食馆)

 

Address: NO. 3, Nan Hua Road

Tel: 0592-2093236

Opening hours: 9:30 - 22:00

Bus: 1, Xia 2, 15, 18, Xia 20, 21, 22, 45, 48, Xia 50, Xia 59, 71, 96, 501, 503, 520, 531, 616, 809, get off at Li Gong Xue Yuan (理工学院) Bus Stop, then walk towards the way to Nan Putuo Temple, you will find the restaurant.

 

 Tofu skin made from soy bean is a common ingredient

in Chinese vegetarian food

                    

4. Xin Su Vegetarian Restaurant (心素食坊)

 

Address: 1st F, NO. 12, Hexiang Xi Road

Tel: 0592-2285366

Opening hours: 9:00 - 21:30

Bus: 48, 97, 509, 528, 808, get off at Jia Mei Hua Yuan (嘉美花园) Bus Stop, the restaurant is near the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

 

5. Su Shi Zhi Mei Vegetarian Restaurant (素食之美)

 

Address: NO. 12-6, Hexiang Dong Road, Xiamen

Tel: 0592-5825995

Opening hours: 9:30 - 21:30

Bus: 48, 526, 808, get off at Ben Ma Xin Cun (奔马新村) Bus Stop, the restaurant

 

6. Shan Shui Ming Vegetarian Restaurant (山水茗素食茶楼)

 

Address: 2nd F, Fei Kuang Building, NO. 91, Hubin Nan Road, Xiamen

Tel: 0592-5825995

Opening hours: 11:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 21:00

Bus: 10, Xia 20, 23, Xia 30, 43, 45, 50, Xia 60, 99, 201, 501, 505, 518, 522, 616, 810, get off at Fei Kuang (非矿) Bus Stop.

 

 Vegetarian noodles

  

7. Vegetarian Restaurant of Tai Ping Yan Temple (太平岩寺素食部)

 

Address: NO. 1, Huyuan Road, Xiamen (Inside the Wanshi Botanical Garden)

Tel: 0592-2048015

Opening hours: 11:00 - 14:00 (only lunch)

Bus: 87, get off at Zhi Wu Yuan (植物园) Bus Stop, or Lv 2, get off at Zhi Wu Yuan Dong Men (植物园东门) Bus Stop.

 

8. Su Wei Pai Vegetarian Restaurant (素味派时尚餐厅)

 

Address: NO. 19, Hua Qiao Hai Jing Chen, Hexiang Xi Er Road, Xiamen (opposite the Lundu Yuyang Building)

Tel: 0592-2396519

Opening hours: 9:30 - 21:00

Bus: 35 [business line], get off at Her Xiang Xi (禾祥西) Bus Stop, or BRT1. BRT 2, BRT3, 23, 25, 28, Xia 30, 31, Xia 50, Xia 56, 66 B, 71, 97, 102, 201, 504, 505, 506, 507, 509, 528, 532, 534, 625, 803, 806, get off at Kai He Lu Kou (开禾路口) Bus Stop

 

 Chinese bakchoy (green vegetable) 

                    

9. Zu Yuan Ge Vegetarian Restaurant (竹缘阁)

 

Address: Inside Tian Zhu Yang Temple, South of Xianyue Park, Qiaoyue Road, Xiame

Tel: 0592-5869999

Opening hours: 10:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 21:00

Bus: Xia 2, 13, 24, 33, 40, 51, 54, 501, 506, 515, 521, 522, 528, 530, 616, 805, 812, 813, get off at Xian Yue Hua Yuan (仙岳花园) Bus Stop.

                    

SOURCE: WOX Info

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