New Town Stockbridge

Wee Buddha

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Wee Buddha
2B Jamaica Street

+44(0)131 538 1215

Overall score: ★★★★☆

Tucked away on the corner of Jamaica Street, it might be easy for Wee Buddha to pass you by, but this cosy wee establishment has a great range of Asian fusion food with a few tasty-looking dishes that are suitable for vegans.

Vegan food at Wee Buddha

If you tell the folks at Wee Buddha that you’re vegan, they’ll provide you with a dedicated vegan menu, hooray! There are no vegan wines on the menu at the moment, but it is something they are looking into with their suppliers. In the meantime, you can quench your thirst with one of their tasty vegan ciders.

Wee hings

  • Wakame seaweed salad
  • Edamame beans
  • Aubergine with chilli bean sauce
  • Blanched pak choi in garlic sauce
  • Courgette stir fry noodles
  • Vegetable gyoza
  • Cantonese seasoned chips
  • Six spice crispy bean curd
  • Mixed leaf salad with yuzu dressing
  • Steamed rice

Bowls and chopsticks

  • Traditional Singapore rice noodles (no egg)
  • Stir-fry veg with bean curd and steamed rice, cooked in your choice of:
    • Chilli bean sauce
    • Veg satay sauce
    • Pad Thai sauce
  • Malay veggie curry with steamed rice and bean curd
  • Sharing veggie san choy bau (lettuce wrap) with crispy rice noodles

Wee Buddha Menu Edinburgh


Vegan Crispy Tofu at Wee Buddha Edinburgh
Crispy Tofu


Cantonese Seasoned Chips at Wee Buddha Edinburgh
Cantonese spiced chips


Vegetable Gyoza
Vegetable gyoza


Vegan Starters at Wee Buddha Edinburgh


Vegan Crispy Tofu at Wee Buddha Edinburgh


Vegan Stir Fry Veg in Satay Sauce
Stir fry veg


Malay Veggie Curry
Malay curry


Vegan Singapore Rice Noodles at Wee Buddha Edinburgh
Singapore noodles

The food at Wee Buddha was really lovely. For starters, the veggie gyoza and crispy tofu was delicious and really filling. Mr B opted for Cantonese spiced chips, which don’t sound particularly classy on paper but were actually quite tasty with unmistakeable Chinese flavours.

For the main course, I had the comforting stir fry veg and rice. Served with tofu and rich satay sauce, this was a really filling dish that was full of goodness. Wee Buddha don’t have any vegan desserts at the moment as far as I can tell, but it was probably for the best as all of our bellies were very full after our meal!

Reliable vegan Chinese restaurants can be hard to come by in Edinburgh, but I am delighted to report that Wee Buddha has an excellent range of cruelty-free dishes. Well worth a try.

Choice:  ★★★☆☆
Menu info:  ★★★★★
Deliciousness: ★★★★☆
Value for money:  ★★★☆☆



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