At Cafe Gratitude in San Francisco, the dishes are named with self-affirming labels such as "I am dazzling" and "I am sensational." 7000 miles away in Hong Kong, while perusing the menu at VeggieSF (named for San Francisco), I smiled at the inside joke - the most popular item on the menu is a dish called "I am Fabulous." VeggieSF is a cozy restaurant on the 10th floor of a building in the heart of Central serving creative vegetarian cuisine amidst a kitschy 1950's Americana backdrop. The menu is eclectic - although the most popular item is the "I am fabulous," a burger made with pureed beets instead of meat, topped with sprouts, tomato, lettuce and melted cheese, there are also Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Thai and Italian dishes.
Lunch sets include a bowl of soup (winter melon on the day we went) and a drink of your choice.
Winter melon soup (slightly bland)
Sawadika - red rice cooked in banana leaf and vegetable skewers with satay sauce
I am Fabulous - pureed beetroot cheeseburger
Food rating: ***
Bang for buck rating: 3
Location: 10/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Average price of lunch for two: $30