VEDA comes from the Sanskrit word "vid", meaning "to know". VEDA is "knowledge" or "wisdom". Here, we celebrate Eastern and Western cultures and ingredients, bringing them together into a menu that is meant to be shared. We serve comfort vegetarian food with the philosophy of always using noble products and treating them with passion and care.
more of a celebration
Eating VEDA's humble, delicious vegetarian food should be more of a celebration than a sacrifice. VEDA's dishes are not centred around the "without"; rather they are focused on the "with" - food with flavour, with texture, with creativity, with thought.
5-A-DAY, THE VEDA WAY
VEDA's vibrant, vegetable-forward dishes are supported by a specialty drinks menu featuring a diverse selection of wines sourced from all over, as well as our coffee partnership with Coco Espresso.
The wine list focuses on exceptional regions, cult producers and thought-provoking winemakers. Seven classic cocktails, one for every day of the week, will be crafted using artisanal spirits. In true VEDA fashion, even our cocktails are healthy. From morning ‘til night, we serve low ABV cocktails where health and fun play nicely together.drinks menu
Step into a little slice of vegetarian heaven
Step directly from the Centrium Steps into a little slice of vegetarian heaven. A creative collaboration between MAKE and KplusK Associates, the intimate space is rich in colours and textures, a reflection of the bold flavours and playful textures of VEDA’s vegetarian dishes.
Designed for all-day dining, with floor-to-ceiling windows and lush greenery, VEDA is an urban oasis, an escape from the bustling streets of Central. With plush, velvet upholstery and soft lighting, the evening ambience is luxurious, yet relaxed, the perfect setting for a casual night out.
Chef Raul Tronco brings extensive experience from working in Europe, the USA, Latin America and the Caribbean to his role as Head Chef at Ovolo.
Raul’s passion for cooking began at home in Madrid, where he helped his father prepare family meals inspired by the rich flavours of northern Spain. He entered culinary school in 2003 and kickstarted his career in his hometown of Madrid, gaining experience at esteemed Michelin-starred establishments.
He worked under Nacho Manzano in London, before taking up a prestigious role at a luxury 5-star hotel in Mexico and eventually relocated to Jamaica with the same group – where he managed a culinary team of 120 at one of the best rated resorts in Montego Bay. It was here that he fell in love with Rastafarian culture which foregoes meat, preservatives and additives and transitioned to a fully vegetarian diet – and he has not looked back since.
He relocated to Hong Kong in 2018, sharing his native flavours with the community in his role as Head Chef at Pica Pica, before joining Ovolo in the summer of 2020.
It’s high time for VEDA’s High Chai afternoon tea to make its return, but this time it’s with a special collaboration with L’Oreal Paris under the theme of “Holiday in Paris”. Available from 26 March – 3 June 2021, the tea set will come with a mix of both sweet and savoury goods as well as the L’Oreal Paris makeup kit. Book now to secure your spot!