Best Fake-Meat Restaurant

Best Fake-Meat Restaurant

Entering Lucky Creation feels like stepping into a street-side eatery in Hong Kong. It's cramped (there are only eight tables, and the servers will seat you with strangers when there's a rush); the walls are decorated with newspaper clippings; and the waitstaff preps string beans or bean sprouts at a corner table. The décor isn't anything fancy, either, but the food, all vegetarian, is divine. As the menu rightfully proclaims, “Our cooking is a combination of art and creativity, it is not just a mixture of vegetables.” Menu items tend to be self-explanatory — “sautéed gluten puff with black bean sauce,” “deep fried taro root fish with sweet and sour sauce” (served in the shape of a fish!) — and the clay pot dishes (braised vegetables or bean cake in a thick, saucy stew) shouldn't be missed. From appetizers to soups to pan-fried noodles, Lucky Creation's culinary coups use only vegetables and oft-disparaged tofu, wheat gluten, bean cake, and bean curd.

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