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 Fuzhou  Vegetarian Restaurants

Fuzhou Vegetarian Restaurants

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jul. 19, 2023

Gulou District

1. Merit-accumulating Vegetarian Restaurant Beihuanzhong Road Branch

The quiet and peaceful restaurant provides open-air tables and chairs. Even the exquisite dinnerware there can delight your eyes. The boiled glutinous rice balls in fermented glutinous rice have been added to sweet-scented osmanthus, making them taste pretty delicious. Many dishes are made to resemble real meat or fish. The price may be a bit too expensive for many people. However, occasional visits will enable you to have a taste of what has just become available in the season.

  • Chinese name: 积善斋(北环中路店)Jishan Zhai
  • Recommended dishes: shredded "pork" with garlic sauce (鱼香肉丝), sautéed eggplant with a "fish" flavor (鱼香茄子), "aubergines frites" (炸茄盒), chargrilled "steak" with a pepper sauce (铁板黑椒牛排), Chinese cabbage fried with bamboo fungus and carrots (满腹经纶)
  • Kindly reminder: The "meat" and "fish" dishes are all made from vegetarian ingredients.
  • Average price per person: 54 yuan
  • Address: 30 Beihuanzhong Road, Gulou District 鼓楼区北环中路30号
  • Tel: 0591-87731031
  • Opening hours: 9:30am – 9:30pm
  • Transportation: 1) Take Bus 10, 19, 65, 72, 107, 111, 117, 132, 153 or 308, and get off at Pingshan Park (屏山公园); 2) Take Bus 19, 65, 107, 10, 111, 132, 153 or 308 and get off at the Certification Center (证照中心) and then walk about 110 meters.

Merit-accumulating Vegetarian Restaurant Shi Ti Branch 积善斋(市体店)

  • Recommended dishes: seasonal vegetables fried with bamboo shoots (时蔬炒鲜笋), deep-fried ice cream (油炸冰淇淋), sautéed "meat" shreds with soybean paste (京酱肉丝), chargrilled "steak" with a pepper sauce (铁板黑椒牛排), "rib" soup (排骨汤), thick pumpkin soup (南瓜羹), thick bitter gourd soup (苦瓜羹), pleurotus nebrodensis (fungus) cooked in "abalone" juice (鲍汁白灵菇)
  • Kindly reminder: The "meat" and "fish" dishes are all made from vegetarian ingredients.
  • Average price per person: 54 yuan
  • Address: 9, Floor 1 of the Connector, 1-2 Yuanyi Community, 199 Qunzhongdong Road, Taijiang District 台江区群众东路99号元一小区1-2号连接体1楼9号
  • Tel: 0591-87731031
  • Opening hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm
  • Transportation: 1) Take Bus 59, 93, 315 or 316 and get off at the Municipal Planning Bureau(市规划局); 2) Take Bus 17, 59, 74, 129, 306, 315 or K2 and get off at Wang Zhuang (王庄) and then walk about 150 meters.

2. Aromatic Vegetarian Restaurant

Rarely can you find such a quiet and peaceful place in the downtown area. Many dishes are novel and original; it's difficult for you to know how they are made. With a peculiar taste, much of the food is exceedingly delicious. What's more, the price is reasonable. The dish known as "aubergines frites with a fish taste" is especially recommended.

  • Chinese name: 妙香素食Miaoxiang Sushi
  • Recommended dishes: hand-rolled alfalfa sprouts (苜蓿芽手卷), flammulina velutipes (mushrooms) cooked with mustard (芥末金针菇), arhat tofu (罗汉豆腐), agaric fried with lily (木耳炒百合), vegetarian Dongpo "pork" (素东坡肉), corn soup cooked with bamboo fungus (竹荪玉米汤), wheatgrass juice (小麦草汁), thick potherb soup (野菜羹)
  • Kindly reminder: The "meat" and "fish" dishes are all made from vegetarian ingredients.
  • Average price per person: 72 yuan
  • Address: 62 Huaqiao New Village, Gulou District 鼓楼区华侨新村62号
  • Tel: 0591-87733032
  • Opening hours: 10am – 9.30pm
  • Transportation: Take Bus60, 78, 86, 102, 122 or 303, and get off at the Twin Towers (双子星大厦) and then walk about 130 meters.
  • Special service: Takeaway dishes can be sent.

3. Tea Art Vegetarian Restaurant in the Lotus Pavilion

With poetic and pictorial splendor, the restaurant is an excellent place for you to dine, to have tea or to chat with your relatives and friends; it is near the lake, which looks pretty quiet and peaceful, and is pleasant to your eyes and mind. A good environment should be collocated with delicious food. Many dishes have a delicate appearance and are a great delicacy. Just by tasting the food there, you can't distinguish between vegetarian food or meat and fish. However, you can be rest assured that the meat-like or fish-like dishes are actually made from vegetarian ingredients.

  • Chinese name: 莲花阁茶艺素食馆 Lianhuage Chayi Sushi Guan
  • Recommended dishes: chargrilled "steak" with a pepper sauce (铁板黑椒牛排), fried mushrooms (蘑菇乱炒), squirrel-shaped eggplant (松鼠茄子)
  • Kindly reminder: The "meat" and "fish" dishes are all made from vegetarian ingredients.
  • Average price per person: 140 yuan
  • Address: World's West Lake Chamber, 319-3 Guangrong, Gulou District 鼓楼区光荣路319-3号天下西湖会所
  • Tel: 0591-83754999
  • Opening hours: 10am – 2am
  • Transportation: Take Bus 88 and get off at the Fujian Museum (福建博物院) and then walk about 180 meters.
  • Special services: Parking is free, wireless Internet is accessible, and afternoon tea is provided.

Jin'an District

Shijin Zhai Vegetarian Restaurant

The meat-like or fish-like dishes are of great verisimilitude, and the taste is not inferior to that of real meat or fish at all. The environment is clean, tidy and generous. Though the fitments are simple, the restaurant is elegant. Compared with the heavy traffic on the street, the restaurant really is a place that can keep quiet in a noisy neighborhood. The price of the food may be a bit high, but the food is really worth the price.

  • Chinese name: 食锦斋Shijin Zhai
  • Recommended dishes: sweet and sour lychees (荔枝肉), roast "duck" (烤鸭)
  • Kindly reminder: The "meat" and "fish" dishes are all made from vegetarian ingredients.
  • Average price per person: 52 yuan
  • Address: 332 Tatou Road, Jin'an District 晋安区塔头路332号
  • Tel: 0591-87333093
  • Opening hours: 9am – 9pm
  • Transportation: 1) Take Bus 101, 103, 106, 122, 125, 133, 16, 202, 2, 303, 306, 59, 62, 86, 88, 8, 97, K1 or K3 and get off at Yushan (the Union Hospital) (于山(协和医院)) and then walk about 50 meters; 2) Take Bus 88, 159 or 505 and get off at the Union Hospital and then walk about 100 meters.
  • Special service: Parking is free.
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