Hong Kong budget eats

Restaurant review: Supafood in Sheung Wan, a welcome addition to city’s healthy eating options

New addition to Hong Kong’s growing superfood scene is backed by the people behind Locofama and offers mostly organic menu, with meat from the US and Australia

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 July, 2016, 12:45pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 July, 2016, 12:45pm

With superfoods (nutrient-rich food considered beneficial for health) becoming mainstream, it’s no wonder that Supafood in Sheung Wan is proving popular with health-conscious diners.

The restaurant says its entire menu was designed by dietitians, so that all dishes are well-balanced in nutrients. Most of the ingredients are organic and sourced from overseas, including beef from Australia and pork from Becker Lane Organic Farms in the United States.

Supafood is part of the group behind Locofama in Sai Wan, another restaurant with a similar healthy theme. Supafood is a small place with just a few seats, and food is served in disposable paper boxes – a curious choice, since healthy eating joints in Hong Kong usually promote sustainability.

The menu offers salads, rice boxes, sandwiches, juices and smoothies. We liked the organic roasted 81-day Spanish chicken with lemon and pear (HK$88 for small) – a colourful mix of kale, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, feta, sunflower seeds and lentils, topped with shredded chicken and an appetising lemon garlic vinaigrette.

For rice bowls, we liked the bolognese made of organic grass-fed Aussie beef and organic US pasture-raised pork, served with egg (HK$68 for small). The flowing yolk of the sunny side up egg mixed well with the meaty bolognese. To boost the nutrition of the dish, it also included generous portions of purple cabbage and carrot slices.

The ginger soy halibut salad rice bowl (HK$88 for small) was a colourful dish with plenty of ingredients including brown rice, black beans, jalapeños, organic corn, pickled cabbage, cucumber and carrots. The addition of guacamole and lemon made it hearty and appetising.

It also serves organic snacks: the supa powerball (HK$28)is a ball of oat flakes, raw cacao nibs, peanut butter, golden flax seed, coconut chips, honey and chia seeds. The restaurant says a powerball is 141 calories, and they’re so dense that two would make a filling meal.

Supafood, 1 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, tel: 2812 6088. Open Monday to Saturday, noon-8.30pm