On the night of my little sister’s 5th day in Hong Kong, I promised her I’ll finally take her to a decent veggie place. Looking up the various English websites, there was a general agreement that Chi Lin Nunnery’s Veggie Restaurant at Nan Lian Garden is a good pick.

So, around sunset, we made our way to the restaurant through the lovely gardens. I’ve never seen them at sunset before that day, and it was beautiful with a special sense of Chinese aesthetics.

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

 

The restaurant itself hides behind an artificial waterfall.

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

 

The dinner was interesting. Though, going out of our student budget we were extremely surprised with how small and insufficient the dishes were relative to the price.

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

 

After departing from around 160HK$, we were still -very- hungry, so we made our way back to Diamond Hill’s Plaza Hollywood, the mall where I sometimes go to watch movies. We decided to go for Thai food.

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

 

Hollywood Plaza, BTW, proved quite entertaining. My sister was trying to relive her glory "Dance Dance Revolution" days as we watched the local folks play all sorts of crazy video games.

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

Many of them were experts… I wonder how long and how much money it takes to get to this level.

This girl was kicking ass with hundreds of "perfect combos" while having an engaging conversation with her friend on the side. Amazing.

 

We also managed to relax a bit by taking advantage of the wide variety of massage chair shops all over the mall. (Note to self – get rich, buy one of those.)

Nan Lian Garden, Chi Lin Nunnery Veggie Food and Hollywood Plaza

A nice finish for a long day.



Tags: chi lin nunnery; diamond hill; hollywood plaza; massage chair; nan lian garden; vegeterian food; video games;


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Wow, what a babe… I mean, what a pretty sister you have 😉 How’d you end up so scary looking?

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