15 Jun 2024 By May Ng

Veda Embarks on a New Culinary Era Led by Avni Jhunjhnuwala

Veda is embarking on a fresh journey with a new concept, Veda Café and Bar. This evolution will present a diverse selection of soulful vegetarian dishes inspired by Modern Indian homes worldwide, all now guided under the leadership of Avni Jhunjhnuwala.

Established in 2002 as Hong Kong’s pioneering fine-dining Indian restaurant by Avni’s mother, Sarika Jhunjhnuwala, Veda reopened in 2018. The name “Veda,” signifying knowledge in Sanskrit, symbolises a heritage passed from mother to daughter. Drawing from her experiences at the Institute of Culinary Education, in New York, Avni thoughtfully crafts a menu emphasising nutrient-dense salads, gut-friendly dosas, and protein-rich mains, celebrating the vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine while focusing on nutritional balance.

Avni further expresses her vision, stating, “I want to reintroduce Indian food at Veda, and bring it back, closer to the original. The best way to do this was to relaunch the restaurant with updated branding and menu.”

Veda_Indian_vegetarian_hong-kong_Yellow Tadka Dhal
Veda_Indian_vegetarian_hong-kong_Arugula, Avocado Feta, and Sun-Dried Tomato