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Cantonese cuisine does not incorporate a lot of dairy, but meat and seafood does feature heavily. That doesn’t, however, mean that vegetarians won’t be able to create a relatively diverse meal for themselves, especially with the guidance of the waiters. You’ll find a variety of hot and cold dishes featuring vegetables as the main event. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend a salad of black fungus and tofu, braised tofu with savory Bailing mushrooms or a healthy stir-fry with lily bulbs, mushrooms and lotus roots. With enough notice, executive chef Ooi Soon Lok can also create a full vegetarian set menu, but it’s important to call at least two to three days ahead of time so he has time to prepare.