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.
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).