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While there are a lot of vegetables on the menu at Wei Jing Ge inside the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, many of the best ones come with at least a meat garnish. This is generally because high-end Chinese cuisine is centered on meat and seafood. However, a vegetarian or vegan could easily navigate their way through the menu to get around the animal products. In the starters section, there are a few cold dishes like cucumbers on ice and sweet pickled radish that will be satisfying, as well as stir-fried seasonal vegetables and vegetable steamed dumplings. You can also ask the kitchen to prepare certain tofu dishes without the meat garnish. Be sure to also specify if you don’t eat seafood; many Chinese don’t consider fish as meat.