NEW RESTAURANTS

Burgers with a difference: Home - Eat To Live in Central

Tracey Furniss

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 June, 2016, 11:10pm
UPDATED : Monday, 20 June, 2016, 11:10pm

HOME - EAT TO LIVE
Shop GO1 & 101 Nexxus Building, 77 Des Voeux Road, Central, 2777 4777

 

The latest whole-food restaurant to open is Home - Eat to Live, at the old Burger King site in Central. This vegetarian and vegan eatery - the first solo venture by Mana vegetarian restaurant co-founder Christian Mongendre - is mainly fast food. Downstairs is a take-away area.

Upstairs, diners can relax in interesting seating areas such as a nook where diners can sit on cushions on blocks against the wall and look out on to Des Voeux Road.

It is a self-service venue and the menu offers organic, local ingredients. We loved the Polar Bear, a "burger" made from beetroot, mushroom and oats with roasted bell peppers, smoked eggplant caviar and classic aioli. The northern white rhino "burger" (both HK$98 or HK$128) made with mixed grain and pumpkin, halloumi cheese, pickled jalapeno and herb aioli is also tasty.

There are salads and custom flatbreads with a whole wheat or leafy green wrap (HK$50) and herb bases and sauces such as chipotle, creamy cashew and tahini, raw and cooked ingredients such as kale, spinach, sprouts, broccoli, charred sweet potatoes and premium ingredients of avocado, falafel and marinated tofu. We loved the sweet potato fries and seasonal fermented vegetables (HK$45 for sides). Healthy drinks include kombucha (HK$50), whole fresh coconut (HK$38), cleansing shakes (HK$65/14oz), cold-pressed juices (HK$78), hot teas and coffees.