Off the main tourist drags, Miao Yi is not to be missed.
Strictly a veggie restaurant, Miao Yi specializes in serving veggies dishes that look, smell, and most impressively, taste like meat dishes. Yes, really!
I went last night with a party of 5 and, served family style, we had Pork BBQ ribs, sharkfin soup, cod fish with veggies, sweet and sour pork, and my favorite, mutton curry. Of course none of these meals had pork, sharkfin, cod, or mutton at all. It really was quite impressive how they made the textures so authentic. The mock cod even had skin on it.
As others have said, this restaurant is on the 3rd floor of Coronation Plaza so don't expect to be surrounded by the arts and croissant crowd and, of course, there is no view at all. The restaurant is small and with the exception being the food, it is unspectacular. The restaurant was mostly filled with local families. There was also a table of buddist nuns enjoying plates full of mock-meat. I wonder if this is a guilty pleasure for them.
The only disappointment of the evening was the mango pudding dessert. I would recommend you avoid it and opt for one of the other desserts none of which I tried but were enjoyed by my friends. The disappointment with the dessert was quickly tempered when the bill came. Miao Yi is very affordable.
I suppose I should end the review by pointing out that I am a Texican and most decidedly a meat eater.
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