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Hong Kong budget eats

Try amazing meat-free burgers at Confusion in Sheung Wan

  • Confusion Plant Based Kitchen serves tofu fries and Beyond Burgers, made from meat substitute
  • You can also enjoy a plant-based, dairy-free cheesecake
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 October, 2018, 12:32pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 October, 2018, 12:47pm

Carnivores need not despair when they visit Confusion Plant Based Kitchen, which is offering vegan meals that will even satisfy meat eaters.

 

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The menu has a good range of choices, from breakfast and wraps to mains and desserts. High on the list of mains is the Beyond Burger, a vegan meat patty substitute. The faux minced beef has generated a lot of buzz for tasting almost like meat, with the texture to match.

We could not wait to try Confusion’s version of the Beyond Burger, priced at HK$148. We also ordered an avocado wrap for HK$85 and the HK$50 vegan cheesecake for dessert.

The burger arrived with tofu fries, the default, but customers can also choose to have normal potato fries. At first glance, the burger looks just like any other. The patty was juicy and tender, with melted vegan cheddar, purple onion, and Dijon mustard.

We took a bite and it was delicious. Our carnivore reviewer found the Beyond patty good in its own way but said the mouth feel was not exactly meaty. Our vegetarian food critic, who has not had meat for over a decade, thought the burger was very good. The vegan cheddar was a highlight. The stretchy, runny texture of the vegan cheddar was a delight even without the taste of dairy.

The burger gets an A+ and although it’s vegan, we think that carnivores would like it too. The tofu fries, however, might be a bit too much for the average person as even it’s deep fried, it’s still just tofu.

The avocado wrap was fresh and light, packing in plenty of spinach, tomato and smoked paprika mayo. For HK$10 extra, we had a hearty pumpkin soup to go along with the wrap.

The dessert took a while to come even though we had ordered it with the rest of the food. The kitchen seemed to have forgotten about it and needed a reminder. However, all was forgiven when the vegan cheesecake, drizzled with chocolate sauce, was served. The “cheese” filling tasted creamy and rich even though it was made from coconut. The portion was tiny for HK$50 though.

The small restaurant was almost full as we visited on a Wednesday at around 7pm, which bodes well for the future of vegan restaurants. For dinners, we recommend you come early to save yourself from waiting.

Confusion Plant Based Kitchen, 103 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, tel: 2563 3699.

Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 9pm.

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