Located in the heart of bustling Hanoi, Vejo (also known as Vege Journey) is a premier vegetarian restaurant that promises an exceptional dining experience. Step into our serene and inviting space, where both vegetarians and carnivores alike can indulge in a delightful culinary journey.
|Vejo is located at the heart of the capital.|
Upon reviewing the menu, it is evident that the proprietor of Vejo’s possesses a profound appreciation for aesthetic appeal. Each culinary creation is meticulously crafted with high-quality ingredients, thoughtfully selected and artistically plated.
Many individuals opt for a vegetarian diet for religious or lifestyle purposes. Thai Thanh Thuy, the owner of Vejo, believes that vegetarian meals reflect a sense of compassion towards the planet. Consequently, she meticulously focuses on each aspect of her cuisine to ensure a remarkable dining experience.
I visit a vegetarian restaurant in search of a new and refreshing dining experience, breaking away from my usual meat-based meals. As someone who appreciates both fine cuisine and beauty, I am immediately captivated by the presentation of Vejo’s inaugural dish: blue sticky rice. The vibrant blue hue of this dish instantly captures attention and ignites curiosity.
|Blue stick rice is the signature dish of the restaurant. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times|
Delicious Nut-Filled Rice
This dish surpasses expectations with its soft, sticky rice, perfectly combined with crushed nuts. Gone is the assumption that it’s solely a vegetarian option. To put it simply, it’s nothing short of fantastic.
Fusion cuisine is a standout feature at Vejo, a well-regarded restaurant nestled in Hanoi’s bustling central district. This culinary destination has garnered an impressive following of international patrons, drawn to its diverse offering of delectable dishes. Guests can indulge in a range of tantalizing options, including Japanese favorites like teriyaki rice and miso ramen, Thai delights like larb, renowned spaghetti from Italian cuisine, and mouthwatering Malaysian curries and laksa.
Hargow, crafted with the extract of dragon fruit, is a delectable dish packed with a combination of nuts and beans. It is elegantly accompanied by a side of delectable soy sauce.
Thuy expressed her dietary preferences, stating that while she consumes meat, she also has a preference for vegetarian cuisine. She clarified that her inclination towards vegetarian food is not motivated by religious beliefs, but rather her personal taste. Thuy emphasized her desire for high-quality vegetarian dishes, as opposed to simply substituting vegetables for meat.
Thuy has come to the realization that reducing meat consumption can effectively contribute towards environmental protection.
|The cozy atmosphere of Vejo. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times|
Furthermore, there is a wide range of plant-based proteins available as excellent alternatives to animal protein. By incorporating these plant proteins into their diet, individuals can effectively reduce their consumption of meat, promoting both personal well-being and environmental sustainability, asserted Thuy.
|Mooncakes are made from different kinds of organic nuts.|
Vejo, derived from “The Vegetable Journey,” was conceived by Thuy as she embarked on a mission to explore vegetable ingredients and uncover the essence of nature. Over the course of three years, this realization led to the birth of Vejo.
During their research on the body’s nutrition, Thuy and her team discovered that every plant contains incomplete proteins. To effectively nourish the body, it is necessary to combine ingredients in a harmonious manner, thereby creating complete proteins.
“At Vejo, our mission is to promote a healthier lifestyle and cultivate a passion for fresh, nutritious vegetables. We are dedicated to caring for people’s well-being.”
|A feast of vegan food by Vejo.|
Renowned gourmet Julia Brinkmann recently had the pleasure of dining at Vejo, accompanied by her esteemed companions. According to her discerning palate, Vejo proves to be an ideal refuge from bustling traffic, offering delectable and fresh culinary offerings crafted with unparalleled care and affection.
“It was a delightful experience tasting their delectable dishes, including the teriyaki rice with mushrooms and the cheese baked mushrooms. I highly recommend a visit to this restaurant, catering to all dietary preferences, whether vegan, vegetarian or otherwise,” she enthusiastically stated.
|Fried mushrooms are crispy and crunchy. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times|