Vegetarian Restaurants for The Health Conscious, VDelight, Pavilion Elite Kuala Lumpur

I grew up in a family of carnivours. Well, almost carnivors. My parents doesn’t really emphasized on eating greens and I enjoyed my fair share of junkfood and fast food while growing up. It was stress-free and fun growing up not having to shove nasty tasting green leaf into your mouth. I was pretty much fine with that sort of diet until I turned 17 where I first met boyfriend, (now husband) in college. He came from totally different upbringing where eating clean and healthy was pretty much emphasized. My mother-in-law is a strict vegetarian and while my husband is not a vegetarian, whenever we visit her, we had to follow her diet as no meat whatsover is allowed at home. No meat, no fishes, no poultries and definitely no fastfood or trashy diet in her home.

I’ll be honest with you. It was hell for me as I literally grew up being some sort of a carnivor where I get away eating anything that I wanted at home but not in my mother-in-law’s house. Stressful? Yes. Not easy to adapt too as vegetarian diet is not exactly my cuppa tea, but as time goes by, I learned to appreciate her cooking and even had a few favourites myself.

Before I met my husband, the sight of even a small leafy thing on my plate repelled me, but these days, I’m just unfazed. Who says healthy vegetarian food can’t be mouthwatering? They can taste pretty good, actually.

And speaking of good vegetarian food, here’s one restaurant in Kuala Lumpur that serves delicious vegetarian food, with a modern twist.

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Located on 7th floor of the newly opened Pavilion Elite, VDelight brings the definition of vegetarian food to a completely higher level.

VDelight have a pretty impressive and extensive menu, and I managed to sample some of the dishes over there with my husband and son during our weekend out in Pavilion KL, and here’s sharing with you what we ordered;

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Mushroom Soup served in bread bowl. I’m not very sure how many types of mushroom used to make this mushroom soup, but the mushroom soup was nothing but delectable. It was not only bursting with flavour but creamy and rich too. One piece of advice, though; should you order this dish at VDelight, you might want to dig in immediately once it’s placed on the table as the bread tend to soak up the soup, and if you wait too long to have a sip of this, I reckon you won’t have much soup to enjoy and had to eat soggy bread soaked in mushroom soup instead.

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Mushroom Kingdom Pizza. Generously topped with a bed of mushroom slices, gooey cheese and a single sunny egg yolk in the middle, this Mushroom Kingdom Pizza is laced with a hint vinegar. Quite a delightful dish to have, as the vinegar brings out the taste of the mushrooms. If you are a fan of savoury food, this Musroom Pizza is highly recommended for you. For strict vegetarians who doesn’t consume eggs, kindly inform the chef to omit the egg yolk upon ordering.

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Szechuan Spaghetti is an interesting fusion of East meet West, China meet Itality kinda dish. Instead of being topped with the regular tomatoey or creamy and cheesy sauce, this spaghetti is sauteed and tossed in Szechuan chillies and fried peanuts. The result? Pretty much fiery and tongue numbing. Needless to say, the dish was extremely spicy. My husband and son enjoyed this Szechuan Spaghetti very much, but sadly I couldn’t take the level of spiciness despite liking the taste. My tongue was numb the very minute I twirled it my mouth and I gave up the battle of finishing this off after a few mouthfuls. I had my boys finish this off for me, and that’s just so sad as the spaghetti definitely enliven your senses with it’s interesting taste and texture. Highly recommended to those who loves spicy food and fiery sensation.

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Hashbrown Curry Bite Burger. The Hashbrown Curry Bite Burger is constructed with an adeptly fried golden hashbrown topped with fried foochuk slices and dry curry paste alongside with cucumber slices, tomatoes and lettuce leaf, accompanied by charcoal bun and served with a side of french fries, this burger is individually unique and fun to eat. It offers interesting taste and texture on the palate. Being a burger lover, I appreciate this dish very much and I wouldn’t mind ordering this again in my next visit. If you love savoury food, this is a must order from VDelight menu.

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Bibimbap. Being a Kdrama fan, I appreciate seeing this Bibimbap on the menu. For those who are not familar with this dish, Bibimbap Bibimbap is a Korean “mixed rice” dish. Bibimbap is usually served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul and gochujang, soy sauce, or doenjang with assorted meat and veggies. I usually like mine with beef bulgolgi and runny fried eggs on top. I was a little skeptical about the Bibimbap when I ordered it off from the menu at VDelight, but thankfully the taste is up to expectation despite lacking the usual beef or chicken. The rice was generously topped with assorted vegetables and fried eggs and served with a side of VDelight specially made kimchi. It was perfectly flavoured. I was told that this is a chef recommended and a bestseller in VDelight, so do give it a go. You might like it as much as I do too.

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VDumplings came with the option of fried or blanched. We opt for blanched. Stuffed generously with mushrooms and vegetables and served with a side of black vinegar and ginger dippings, these are pretty much addictive and great for snacking and sharing.

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Vietnamese Fruit Rolls. These are Vietnamese rolls with a twist. Instead of containing the usual meat and seafood stuffings, VDelight Vietnamese Fruit Rolls comes with a choice of mixed fruits, mango, kiwi or strawberry stuffing. A pretty refreshing platter, I must say. Another must order item on the menu.

Overall, dining in VDelight is simply delightful.The chefs in VDelight keeps the taste-meter high with its premium quality dishes that suits even hardcore meat eaters. I definitely wouldn’t mind a revisit to this restaurant to try out other items on their menu.

For more information on the restaurant, please refer to the information below:

Lot 7.100.00&Lot S7.100.01
Pavilion Elite No.166
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel:- +603-2110 5352
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