For whatever reason, you don’t really ever see self-serve salad bars in Hong Kong. I can imagine why — hygiene, messiness, queues, etc. but in Bangkok, they can be found quite readily at the upscale supermarkets like Central Food Hall and Gourmet Food Hall. The one I love most is at Siam Paragon. Just look at all the colours. Everything is always super stocked, clean, … Continue reading Healthy Bangkok: Gourmet Food Hall salad bar at Siam Paragon
When in Bangkok, you’re bound to (over)eat so if you’re looking for a well-equipped gym to work off those calories, it’s worth staying at the Siam Kempinski hotel at Siam Paragon. Located on the hotel’s 8th floor, it’s fresh, clean, large and new. It even has a separate room for aerobics/stretching/yoga so you don’t have to lie down underneath all the weight racks. What else: headphones are … Continue reading Hotel gym: Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Since moving to North Point, I had to find another regular spot to run, and with all the busy roads around, there didn’t seem to be too many options. Back in Tin Hau, Victoria Park was right at my doorstep and the Causeway Bay Sports Ground was just a five-minute walk away, but North Point seemed a bit trickier. However, I’ve recently discovered the Quarry Bay Promenade which is actually … Continue reading Running from North Point to Quarry Bay
Spark Fight & Fitness is a new gym in Hong Kong that’s only been opened about three months. Located on top of Top Shop (in the same building as Pure Yoga), it’s quite convenient if you work in Central or Sheung Wan. I swung by earlier this week as part of my Guavapass trial for the Thai Boxing lunch hour class (1-2pm). First impression — it’s … Continue reading Review: Thai boxing at Spark Fight & Fitness
Another lunch idea in Central — Mano Cafe at L Place has this salad bar where you can stuff your salad box with as much as you can, for just HK$98. For those dining in, this translates to ONE visit to the salad bar (recalling those bygone days of the Pizza Hut salad bar — ahh, memories…). The selection is quite good with everything is presented in little silver … Continue reading All you can eat salad at Mano Cafe
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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 … Continue reading Shrimp and mixed bean salad at Marks & Spencer
I normally buy all my health foods (like quinoa, cereal, bars etc.) from iHerb.com but I was recently introduced to an Asia-based online health foods store called BerryTime.com. The products on there are a little more ‘advanced’ on the health scale than iHerb.com, which sells all kinds of foods and products — not just healthy ones. Besides the usual health products like chia seeds, goji berries, … Continue reading BerryTime giveaway: Win a box of healthy goodies!
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 … Continue reading Vegetarian fine dining at Vegelink
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 … Continue reading Hotel gym: InterContinental Danang, Vietnam