Locofama – tasty organic bites

Jumping on the organic bandwagon is Locofama, a relatively new organic restaurant that opened last year opposite Grassroots Pantry in 2013, creating a lovely healthy cul-de-sac in the laid-back Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood.

After a couple of nights of drinking and eating rather unhealthily, Locofama was just perfect to put me back on the straight and narrow. It’s a small, unpretentious and down-to-earth restaurant that is great for a quiet dinner with friends, or a relaxing and healthy weekend brunch. Order a vitamin-enriched fresh juice – I had the ABC Immune Booster with apple, beetroot and carrot. Or if drinking green is your thing, the Kale Detoxifier is mixed with apple, carrot, celery, ginger and parsley to make it taste and look slightly less grass-like.

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Here, the all of the food is just as they advertise it, “healthy, affordable, and delicious”.  The menu is packed with great tasting options, most of which are so tempting that you’ll want to order a bunch of stuff and share it all. The girls and I were in the mood for a light meal, and so we didn’t order the 48 Hours Short Rib that was recommended by the waiter, but it’s on the list for my next visit.  We really enjoyed everything we ordered, especially the Scallop & Quinoa Ceviche, and Spicy Spinach Quesadilla.

If you want to take a little bit of Locofama home with you, the Locofama Market Place next door sells all sorts of organic goodies, great for stocking up the healthy section of your pantry.

The menu does a good job of listing everything that is involved in the making of each dish, so you don’t get any surprises, and for those who are relatively new to eating healthy, it helps you to identify some of the items you may not recognise (chia seeds, nutritional yeast).

 

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Diver Scallops, mixed quinoa, shallots, garlic, lime, cilantro, Anaheim chili pepper, corn tortilla chips HK$118

Spinach, Mozzarella, Anaheim chili pepper, garlic sesame cream, flour tortilla HK$88

Spinach, mozzarella, Anaheim chili pepper, garlic sesame cream, flour tortilla HK$88

Black Truffle Crab Dip: wild caught crab, black truffle, garlic cream, crostini HK$128

Black Truffle Crab Dip: wild caught crab, black truffle, garlic cream, crostini HK$128

Superfood Duo salad: Tricolour quinoa, chia seeds, arugula, avocado, shallot, sundried tomato, basil, chive oil, cucumber, feta, lemon, cherry tomatoes HK$118

Superfood Duo salad: Tricolour quinoa, chia seeds, arugula, avocado, shallot, sundried tomato, basil, chive oil, cucumber, feta, lemon, cherry tomatoes HK$118

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My Online Shopping Spree

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a couple of weeks, and as a result have gone a bit crazy with shopping online. And before you make any assumptions, no I have not been splashing the cash on Net-a-Porter. Being able to try clothes on, having the satisfaction of walking out of the store with my shopping bag, and rushing home to try things on straight away again are all an integral and important part of the process for me.

But food shopping is a different thing. There are so many seafood and meat items that you simply cannot buy in supermarkets here, unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for them. With a little bit of forward planning, you can have choice cuts on your dinner plate at a fraction of the cost. So yes! I have been a very good customer of online food purveyors this week.