Vegetarian Food to Improve Mood

When is the last time you have a meal without meat?

People in Hong Kong are very busy and they have tons of work driving them stressful. In order to follow the daily routine and increase the working efficiency, we usually sacrifice our dining time and also sleeping time. It is clear that this behavior will badly affect people’s health and quality of life. Green Monday/ Meatless Monday campaign has been carried out for the past three years to encourage Hongkongers to be vegetarian at least once a week (on Mondays). Apart from ethical and environmental reasons, vegetarianism help in relieving stress and improve mood! According to the Nutrition Journal  (http://www.nutritionj.com/), "reducing meat, fish, and poultry may improve some domains of short-term mood state in modern omnivores".

There are two vegetarian restaurants to recommend here to all of us! If you want to try some tasty, modern vegetarian fusion dishes, Bijias Vegetarian Restaurant can be your choice. It is located at new Centennial Campus of HKU. It is arranged by buffet-type and food is charged by weight to minimize waste. Rice and soup are free of charge. The dishes suit youngsters and even non-vegetarians. 

The second one is Kung Tak Lam Shanghai Vegetarian Cuisine. Traditional and classical dishes (in meatless versions) can be found. With their own organic farm, they make various organic dishes which are appealing to both locals and foreigners. (Kung Tak Lam Shanghai Vegetarian Cuisine: 10/F, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Rd., Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)