From vegan tacos to chickpea and potato curry, Confusion Plant Based Kitchen in Sheung Wan guarantees a happy belly and a smile on your face
With vegetarian restaurants like Loving Hut and Green Common becoming more popular in The 852, it’s thrilling to see how the vegan scene has really stepped up its game. While quinoa salad and avocado toast are still the most commonly seen vegan items on the streets, we vegans often crave something scrumptious and warm (ideally with some rice!) The newly-opened Confusion Plant Based Kitchen offers a wide range of vegan and vegetarian rice dishes, wraps and tacos. Whether you’re into Western, Indian or even Taiwanese flavours, you won’t be disappointed.
Confusion Plant Based Kitchen in Sheung Wan
Located on Jervois Street in Sheung Wan, Confusion Plant Based Kitchen is a welcoming spot that is perfect for long chats or just chilling by yourself. Judging by the number of customers coming in and out to order their takeouts, it seems that this place has already gained a dedicated following just within months of opening. Established by Lisa Terauchi, Confusion Plant Based Kitchen is all about creating hearty vegan comfort food that makes everyone happy, including meat eaters. Salads are a big no in here anyway, and we don’t complain, because they serve things that are even better.
Our number one favourite at Confusion Plant Based Kitchen is the Mexican tofu tacos. Served on a unique purple corn tortilla, the tacos are bursting with awesome flavours – well-seasoned scramble tofu combined with smoky kidney beans and salsa (which is made fresh every day), and with a huge dollop of guacamole on top! Unlike most vegetarian tacos that just hit you with an overwhelming amount of mushy beans and runny guac, this is definitely a winner – one of the best vegan tacos I’ve ever had in Hong Kong.
Confusion Plant Based Kitchen also serves a number of signature rice dishes and the menu changes weekly, so you’ll never get bored. If you’re into Taiwanese cuisine, then you can’t miss out on the 1000 layer tofu with Szechuan sauce and fried rice. First things first, it smells amazing. Consisting of vegan ham, carrots, onions and bell peppers, the fried rice is cooked to perfection without being soggy. And it has that appealing rainbow colour that every one loves. For the tofu slices, they’re slightly marinated with their homemade Szechuan sauce that contains garlic, two types of Szechuan peppercorns, Korean chili powder and more. #veganfoodporn
Another rice dish we tried was the chickpea and potato curry with rice and pakora. As there’s no plant-based milk or cream being incorporated in the curry, it actually tastes more like a hearty curry stew than typical Indian curry. It’s satisfying and perfect for those who enjoy a not-too-spicy curry and rice combo. Not to mention it warms up your belly very quickly.
For the sourdough toasted sandwich, there are caramelised onions, hedgehog mushrooms and vegan cheese. Despite being a bit salty due to the generous amount of vegan cheese included, it’s an indulgent treat. And, big thumbs up for the tofu fries! Served with a creamy vegan dip that is also made of tofu, the tofu fries taste surprisingly good, if not better than real potato fries in our opinion.
To finish off this amazing vegan meal, we were treated to the delicious vegan dark chocolate ganache. The dark chocolate gives this dish a depth of flavour while the coconut flakes gives it a bit of crunch, and we love the fact that it’s a firm ganache so it holds together very well. Would we recommend this place to fellow vegans and vegetarians? YES. And don’t forget to bring your omni-friends here too, so they know how diverse and innovative vegan dishes can be made.
Confusion Plant Based Kitchen, 103 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2563 3699, 上環蘇杭街103號
Looking to try more vegan and vegetarian food in the city? Give the vegetarian menu at Korean restaurant The Joomak a try, bite into these delicious vegan burgers at 2DP or sample the best vegan ice-cream in Hong Kong.