Best Lei Cha in KL

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For Hakkas or vegetarian, you all might know what Lei Cha is, and for those who don't, it's basically a compilation of vegetables in a bowl followed by a tsunami of green tea 'broth' or 'soup'. It may sound a little odd, but then again, it is. Having said that, if done correctly, a bowl of Lei Cha can be absolutely delightful. Plenty of textures to go around and the flavours certainly are quite distinct. It's either a like-it or hate-it kinda thing. So be wary. 

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    You know you're in a good spot for some lei cha when the cafe itself is half painted in green. The lei cha, being one of the signature dish, comes with a large bowl of assorted vegetables, peanuts, rice, noodles and of course, the green tea soup itself. Mix it up all you'll be exposed to a plethora of flavours, as well as a play of texture. It's fragrant, light, slightly savoury and ultimately, delicious. Oh, it's really cheap too!

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A rather green-looking cafe. Though mostly that signifies health.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM20.00

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    Big Bowl Cafe View restaurant

    No. 5A, Jalan Desa 2/7 Desa Aman Puri Kepong, 52100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0122115564

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    08:00AM—09:00PM
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    人和养生坊 Harmony Life Organic Mart & Cafe

    Harmony Life Organic Mart & Cafe is as the name suggest, a hybrid between cafe and a mart. They offer organic and vegetarian items from that mart, as well as their cafe menu. One of their signature would definitely be the Lei Cha, one that is packed with various type of vegetables, alongside a bowl of green tea. So if you're planning on having something healthy and fresh, opt for Harmony Life Organic Mart & Cafe. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple cafe.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    EcoGreen OrganicHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    EcoGreen Organic can be considered as a fancy cafe that offers a variety of vegetarian delights. They also wants to take standard vegetarian food up a notch, by using premium and hard to obtain ingredients. Presentation is also important as they want their food to be as photogenic as possible. From the lei cha to nasi ulam, and salad to cakes, they all not only look good, but taste really good as well. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A clean and well maintained place.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM25.00

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    EcoGreen Organic View restaurant

    127, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000, Kuala Lumpur
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    0377258388

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Tips

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    RM6.00 to RM15.00

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    Kun Yam Thong temple View restaurant

    161, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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