VEDA comes from the Sanskrit word "vid", meaning "to know". VEDA is "knowledge" or "wisdom". Here, we celebrate Eastern and Western cultures and ingredients, bringing them together into a menu that is meant to be shared. We serve comfort vegetarian food with the philosophy of always using noble products and treating them with passion and care.
more of a celebration
Eating VEDA's humble, delicious vegetarian food should be more of a celebration than a sacrifice. VEDA's dishes are not centred around the "without"; rather they are focused on the "with" - food with flavour, with texture, with creativity, with thought.
YARRA, BAROSSA... ALL AUSSIE WINES AT VEDA
Another Hong Kong first, VEDA's vibrant, vegetable-forward dishes are supported by a specialty all-Australian drinks menu featuring Porter Street Roast coffee by Pablo & Rusty's and a diverse selection of wines sourced solely from Australia.
The wine list focuses on exceptional regions, cult producers and thought-provoking winemakers. Seven classic cocktails, one for every day of the week, will be crafted using artisanal spirits.drinks menu
Step into a little slice of vegetarian heaven
Step directly from the Centrium Steps into a little slice of vegetarian heaven. A creative collaboration between MAKE and KplusK Associates, the intimate space is rich in colours and textures, a reflection of the bold flavours and playful textures of VEDA’s vegetarian dishes.
Designed for all-day dining, with floor-to-ceiling windows and lush greenery, VEDA is an urban oasis, an escape from the bustling streets of Central. With plush, velvet upholstery and soft lighting, the evening ambience is luxurious, yet relaxed, the perfect setting for a casual night out.
Hetty McKinnon is an Australian cook and food writer with a passion for vegetables. In 2011, Hetty established Arthur Street Kitchen, a community kitchen with a simple concept: local food for local people. From her inner-city terrace kitchen in Surry Hills, Sydney, Hetty dreamed up and cooked flavor-packed, hearty, seasonal salads, which she delivered to locals on her bike.
In 2015, Hetty - with her family and Arthur Street Kitchen in tow - relocated to the rather larger neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. Here, she has continued to build meaningful relationships via her creative pop-up events, workshops, lunches and dinners. She is also the co-owner of Brooklyn kitchen studio Neighborhood Studio, and is the Publisher and Editor of multicultural food journal Peddler (www.peddlerjournal.com). Hetty also writes a regular vegetarian food column called The Community Kitchen on The Guardian.
"I've had so much fun creating the menu for VEDA, working with local ingredients as well as remarkable produce from overseas. I'm delighted to be able to bring a new level of vegetarian cooking to Hong Kong, a city that I believe is underserved in terms of meat-free dining options."
JOSÉ ALFONSO RODRÍGUEZ
José Alfonso Rodríguez. Hailing from the city of Tequila in Guadalajara, Mexico, Chef José Alfonso Rodríguez Portillo obtained a degree in Gastronomy, and began his culinary career in 2005 right in his hometown, working his way up to a prominent supervisor level after three hardworking years at the highly-rated joint, Guajes Grill. His experience grew as he travelled around Mexico, managing popular bakeries and curating a variety of restaurant menus before stepping back into the kitchen as Chef de Partie at Zambuka Bar and Grill.
After two more years of branching out into hotel bars and restaurants, Chef Rodríguez joined Ovolo Hong Kong as District Chef, creating an authentic menus filled with both traditional and modern cuisine.