max, i have been here for 2 months and have eaten at probably 10 different veggie restaurants. they are everywhere! my personal favorite is called evergreen vegetarian restaurant in western (really close to you) and they serve incredibly cheap veggie meals for less than $20. try the curry potatoes, spanish potatoes, or the black pepper tofu. they also have the wheat gluten, mock meats, and dim sum that all the other standard veggie joints carry. a nice place i would suggest is in wan chai, you cant miss it. as you are taking the bus down hennessy road, you will see the big "HEALTHY Vegetarian" sign. it is a buddhist restaurant, the food is excellent, and a dinner will cost you from 50-80. other than that, there is a shanghainese veggie restaurant a few blocks down, that is a bit pricey but its good to have this shanghai option. another place in wan chai is called fantasy veg but i have not eaten there yet. try the branto pure indian veg dining club in TST, and i hear that is a free veg lunch somewhere in TST everywhere, hosted by hare krishna people. try this website too: www.foodeasy.com. you can choose the district and the type of food. it is really helpful. another place on hennessy road in causeway is called "greens veggie restaurant" and i must try that sometime. its next to the wellcome grocery store. i found a buddhist veg place in mongkok which graciously gave me free dim sum the other night, so i have to go back there and do them some business sometime.
i find hong kong to be an incredibly meat-centric city. one of my criteria is never to eat in a place that has dead animals hanging in the windows. i smile inside and out when i see a place with fresh veggies hanging. also, as for veg food found in non-veg restaruants, i have come to really enjoy the congee with yau ja gwai..you know the rice porridge with the long fried donut bread..soooo good soaked in the congee! and the red bean and green bean soup is always outstanding. when i eat at these noodle/congee shops, i feel that i am surely doing something unique to china.
ps, max and the other guy from kennedy town, shall we meet up for a veg dinner some? just email [email protected]