This is an authentic contemporary Vietnamese kitchen in Tel Aviv that offer Vegan Vietnamese options. Vong meaning is “within” in Vietnamese, and hints for the love of the owners for the magic of Vietnamese people and food. The Vietnamese culinary advisor Van Thi Thuy Vu is leading the restaurant staff. It was a while since our first time at this restaurant. So when we looked for a place to eat something in Tel Aviv with my wife’s family this place came to mind. we love Asian food and I miss the flavors from my big trip when I’ve been to Vietnam for a few weeks.
The Vegan Vietnamese spicy Tofu steamed Banh
Served as 2 Soft cloudy buns, stuffed with tofu cubes, marinated in spicy sauce: soy, garlic, and spicy chili. Served with coriander and scallion.
The bun wasn’t as I remembered in Vietnam but nevertheless, it was very good and tasty.
Vegan Vietnamese Veggie Shwarma Banh
served as 2 Cloudy banh filled with vegetarian shawarma made of wheat protein, spiced with curry, red onion, and fried white onion. a dressing of Picante black bean paste, tarragon, chili, scallion, and coriander.
I really like fusion kitchens and this side dish is a real treat for the vegan shwarma fans. I think that even nonvegan would love it.
Vegan Vietnamese New garden
egg noodles/ wide rice noodles with chicken/Tofu and rich green garden: broccoli, zucchini, baby spinach, hot green pepper, and scallion. Served with herbs’ curry and coconut milk sauce with white onion, sprouts, and peanuts. (We think they mixed it with some of the ingredients from the Vegan menu dish, Green Garden)
This dish comprises the powerful and the sensual flavors of Vietnam’s markets. Intriguing spices and fresh herbs making this dish a lovely main course.
Vegan Vietnamese Tofu Curry (AKA Vegan chicken curry)
Chunks of tofu, carrot, sweet potato, eggplant, and onion, cooked in a homemade curry aromatic sauce.garnished with scallion, coriander, and chili.
The deserts are out of the menu so you just need to ask one of the writers. We took the two vegan options they had.
Vegan Vietnamese Fried banana
3 halves of fried banana (unpeeled) on caramel garnished with almond Slices.
It was very refreshing to eat the banana from its shell, without peeling it. the banana was very soft and the shell just holds it very nicely. The taste was sweet as needed and wasn’t too much.
Vegan Vietnamese Fruit tapioca
Tapioca pearls in sweet coconut milk garnished with melon cubes and peanuts.
Again a success with the balanced sweetness. We love this dish but some places make it so sweet you feel like overdosed by sugar
It was the Ultimate Vietnamese experience in the center of Tel Aviv.
In another occasion we went again to VONG and tried some more vegan options:
Vegan Vietnamese FRESH VEGGIE ROLL 36
Vermicelli rice noodles, carrot, cucumber, Iceberg lettuce,
coriander, mint and chive wrapped in a thin rice paper.Served
with a sweet soy sauce and Ho-Chi-Minh sauce (peanuts base).
Vegan Vietnamese MUI THOM NAM – A celebration of fragrant
mushrooms and onions (red, white and scallion),
wrapped with home-made noodles. Served in soy and
vegetarian oyster sauce garnished with fresh coriander
(optional with beefl).