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Shrimp and mixed bean salad at Marks & Spencer

It’s been a while since I ate at M&S, but I managed to grab this shrimp salad on-the-go the other day. It’s a small sized salad for when you just need something to keep going, and quite tasty with the accompanying teriyaki sauce. The beans and grains weren’t too heavy (mix of chewy grains and edamame) and the shrimp was fresh. It sells for HKD68 at most M&S locations. Got…

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Vegetarian fine dining at Vegelink

If you’ve never been to Vegelink, you’re in for a treat (especially if you’re vegetarian!). No more wondering, “Can I eat that?” — everything here is safely vegetarian, even if it looks deceptively meat-like. The restaurant has pretty amazing dim sum on the weekends (review coming soon) but I was recently there for a set dinner of about 8 courses, and waddled out with a bunch of Vegelink products. Yes, the restaurant…

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Hotel gym: InterContinental Danang, Vietnam

I recently went to Danang in Vietnam for a long weekend and stayed at the gorgeous InterContinental resort. The gym is located underneath their swimming pool, and next to the Long Bar. It’s got a good variety of cardio equipment (treadmills, elliptical, bikes) and weights. Nothing too special but one gripe was that their mats were quite thick and slippery… Especially when sweaty. The gym also provided lime infused coconut…

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Buying Quorn in Hong Kong

If you’re looking for Quorn in Hong Kong, there’s a small shop in North Point that sells it and a variety of other imported goods like sauces, sodas and frozen meat. It’s called SuperStan and it actually has 3 locations in North Point, Jordan and Yuen Long! Besides Quorn, I also noticed their water-grown veggies for salad. They are apparently grown in Hong Kong without any fertilizers or pesticides, and…

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Zumufi – a new smoothie shop in Sheung Wan

With the crazy hot weather lately, there could be no better time for Zumufi to arrive. Yes, the name is a bit funny (zumufi = smoothie, get it?) but the concept is actually quite good. The tiny shop on Wing Kut Street in Sheung Wan opened at the end of June and serves a small menu of smoothies and paninis. To be honest, it’s quite hard to find a smoothie these days.…

A Happy (Cow) Birthday cake

For my birthday this year, my man got me a very special (and very healthy) custom-made cake by Peggy at Prune Organic Deli & Workshop and Grassroots Pantry. I follow her on Instagram but I must’ve missed her post, so it was a really nice surprise when it was unveiled at a rather unhealthy spot (Tung Po, haha). The cake is two thick layers of vegan, gluten-free chocolate cake sandwiching a…

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Spinach noodles and bean curd rolls at Original Taste

Sandwiched between other HK tea restaurants (cha chaan teng) on the busy Hillier Street in Sheung Wan is a humble cafe called Original Taste. The place specialises in simple home cooked meals that lean on the healthy side. I say that because they still serve meat, rice and pastas, but they tend to be lighter than your usual junk food fare. They also have a menu dedicated to Green Monday…

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Healthy Singapore: Project Paleo

After my morning yoga class at HOM Yoga, I stumbled across a relatively new stall in one of the local markets around the corner from Market Street! With a fruit juice stand and local Singaporean food stalls as its neighbours, Project Paleo is a newish stall that serves paleo meals (aka. caveman diet food). The place was opened in July 2014 by a young Singaporean lady whom I met today.…