Nine Emperor Gods Festival Vegetarian Cuisine
Nine Emperor Gods Festival, known as Kew Ong Yah (Hokkien) or Kau Wong Yeah (Cantonese), is said to originates from the Southern Province of China, specifically Fujian Province. The festival is honored by Taoism devotees and is a big occasion from my hometown in Penang. The festival commemorates with the reception of the Nine Emperor Gods and finishes with sending off the Gods on the ninth day. Devotees can opt to pay tribute for the full nine days of vegetarian meals or last three days of the festive lunar calendar. My mom goes through the nine days of abstaining from meat during this festive while I would opt for either three or one day depending on my schedule. Our household has a special set of utensils, cookware and dinnerware set aside purely for this festive.
In honors of the coming festival, Elegant Inn Hong Kong Cuisine has curated a sumptuous Nine Emperor Gods Festival Vegetarian Cuisine set menu available from 29 September to 7 October 2019. Renowned for their fine Hong Kong cuisine, Elegant Inn also serves a fine spread of dim sum along with other Chinese cuisine plus a sumptuous Treasure Bowl or Poon Choy.
The restaurant is located in Menara Hap Seng in the city and has a lovely view of our city’s skyscrapers. Diners can opt to diner in their elegant dining room or in one of their many private rooms. There is also an alfresco area which is perfect for private events or even romantic wedding banquet.
The menu of Nine Emperor Gods Festival Vegetarian Cuisine is a testament to the culinary skills of the main five chefs at Elegant Inn. Each course is exquisitely crafted with much skills and thoughts on the elements of the ingredients. Elegant Inn also highlights the beautiful texture and flavours of vegetables and does not uses gluten products so that diners can enjoy a healthy and delicious vegetarian meal set in a beautiful ambiance in the city.
The six-course menu starts with a pretty dish of Truffle Radish Puff with Twin Sweet Purple Potato. Flaky and buttery layers of pastry is filled with a sweet and juicy filling of shredded radish with carrot that is laced with the glorious truffle oil. The result is utterly delicious and aromatic. The pastry is crafted to perfection. It is also served on a bed of mashed sweet purple potato and crispy sweet purple potato chips.