5 vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City you should not miss
Vegetarian food has become more and more popular for its health benefits. What’s more, many vegetarian restaurants offer guests a tranquil space to enjoy this healthy food. Buffalo Trip would like to introduce you to some highly recommended vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
Vegetarian food in the tranquil space of Uu Dam
Not only giving customers new ways to enjoy the healthy vegetarian cuisine, Uu Dam Chay is a peaceful place to bask in tranquility and forget all about your daily stresses. The restaurant’s space is the exquisite combination of wooden tables and chairs, slightly yellow light, the scent of incense, the Buddhist chants. The Zen spirit can be found in the Buddhists and various other statues ornamenting each corner. Natural light illuminates the dark tones about the stairs, and potted plants lend to the places deeply relaxing ambiance.
In this peaceful space, you can enjoy exquisite and healthy vegetarian dishes. Start your culinary journey with bamboo fungus soup, fat choy soup, countryside salad, and lotus salad. Continue exploring square spring rolls, brown rice wrapped in lotus leaves, an lạc rice, bean soup. Then complete your trip with an lạc sweet soup.
Uu Dam Chay
Zenith Vegetarian Restaurant
It’s not easy to find a lavish menu of Asian – European vegetarian dishes in Hanoi, especially at this restaurant near a yoga center. Located close to Zenith Yoga Hanoi, the Zenith Vegetarian restaurant is a nice choice for a post yoga meal.
The restaurant has wooden furniture, natural products, and elegantly rustic western décor. With the motto “respect the philosophy of Yoga: live simply, think mindfully, and eat vegetarian food for physical and mental health”, the restaurant’s menu is creatively designed by talented chefs with a combination of Asian and European styles with natural ingredients and no additives. Recommended dishes include the sweet potato salad, Vietnamese-style mixed noodles, Pita Zenith with spinach, and fresh seasonal dishes which are nutritious and healthy.
Zenith Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 247B Au Co, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Hotline: +84-0904 356 561
Mandala - Vegetarian Tibetan Flavors
With a gentle design combining a small garden with Tibetan prayer towers and murals, the Mandala vegetarian restaurant allows guests to enjoy the tranquility of the land of Buddhas from the very first moments. One of the favorites there is the 5-color vegetarian rice. The rice is cooked with beet broth, then fried with 5 ingredients including corn, peas, beans, carrots, and tofu.
If you want to try new flavors, enjoy the Putan noodles with tomato sauce. The soft and tough noodles, enoki mushrooms and broccoli, together with butter and satay make the dish perfect. Apart from traditional vegetarian dishes such as crispy fried pumpkin flowers or stir-fried winged beans with pemmican, you can also try the vegetarian hotpot, Nepalese cellophane noodles salad, đậu hủ phì phà (fried tofu with egg white and milk), and 5-spice fried calabash. This October, don’t deny your tastebuds the lingering taste of crispy calabash with sauce and rice.
Mandala - Vegetarian restaurant
Address: 110 Suong Nguyet Anh, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Tel: +84-08 3926 0637
Transparent green space at … Hum
Om mani padme hum is a Buddhist mantra (prayer) that focuses on the awareness of humanity when facing difficulties in life. Hum – the last word of this mantra is a precious pearl within a lotus. Therefore, upon arriving in …Hum Restaurant, you will realize this space’s décor is inspired by the lotus and nature. Situated on the spacious Vo Van Tan Street, …Hum brings guests a quiet luxurious place of tranquil lotus ponds, rustic Vietnamese dinghies fulfilled with local fruits, and colorful curtains. The entire space reminds guests of a simple Buddhist pagoda.
Attractive dishes include fried rice with pineapple which provides you with vitamin C and digestive enzymes, high-fiber fruit salad, crystal salad with fresh Aloe Vera which can filter certain poisonous chemicals and nourish your skin, and brown rice in lotus leaves that carry vitamins and minerals which are especially good for regulating blood pressure. Young people seem to like the lotus tubers in cheese powder, bitter gourd and cottonii salad, steamed mushrooms in coconut, tofu, and Pad Thai.
Rôu - A Modern Vegetarian Space
“Rôu” in the Central Vietnamese dialect means “rau” (vegetable). It’s an interesting way to refer to vegetarian dishes, and it’s easy for foreigners to pronounce the restaurant’s name.
Located on the busy Co Bac street, Rôu looks outstanding with the wall of assembled yellow windows, offering a unique space for vegetarians. The delicious dishes from fat choy salad, mushroom salad, green fried rice, mushrooms with green pepper sauce, or flower garden shiitake with their distinct color and taste will surprise you. Prepared with fresh ingredients and new recipes, snacks and desserts such as sweet soup, cakes, and jelly are also recommended.
Unlike other vegetarian restaurants, Rôu is trendy and modern. Diners will not find Buddhist icons or prayers, but have a chance to relax in an artistic environment.