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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…

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.…

Cleansing with Mr. Green Juice

Have been traveling quite a bit this year and fell off the wagon unfortunately. Not to mention, I hurt my back during an intense circuit training workout that resulted in a herniated disc! Anyway, I’m trying to get back on track by doing tons of yoga (mostly hot) and kickstarting it with a 5-day juice cleanse with Mr. Green Juice. Review coming soon! Two more days. Let's do this. 💪…

Tasty tomato soup with veggies

Chunky veggie soup at Red Moment Coffee Express

For a quick, cheap and filling lunch in Wanchai, my go-to place is Red Moment Coffee Express — a hole-in-the-wall shop right underneath the bridge going to the Immigration Building close to Gloucester Road. They serve coffee, tea, sandwiches and pasta, as well as my default desk lunch — a Borsch-like chunky vegetable soup during lunch hours that’s made daily with cabbage, celery, carrots, and tomato. For HK$35 you can get…

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Sea coconut almond tea at Chinese Urban Healing Tea

If you’re ever rushing through Hong Kong’s Central MTR station and thirsty for a drink, it’s worth paying a visit to Chinese Urban Healing Tea, a chain of healthy TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) drinks, soups and snacks. In the chilled section they have a large assortment of healthy drinks like Chinese medicinal teas, jellies, sweet soups, fruit-based drinks and milk too, like this “Sea coconut, Sichuan fritillary and almond tea”…

Daily goodness bowl - tofu chili - HK$85

Healthy lunch at Prune Organic Deli

Prune is to healthy foodies what a steakhouse is to carnivores — HEAVEN! I’ve been there 3x already — once when it first opened, once for a press lunch and most recently with a friend on a lazy Saturday afternoon for lunch — and that number would be much higher if it wasn’t so damn far. Every time, I’ve been totally satisfied with the food, service and cosy ambience of the place. Yes,…

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Homemade: Carb-free portobello burgers with spinach and cheese

One of my favourite healthy food blogs is This Rawsome Vegan Life, and I recently stumbled upon Emily’s amazing portobello cashew cheese burgers. To be honest, I didn’t even realise that it was a raw food recipe (even though her entire blog is dedicated to raw foods, duh) as all I could think about was recreating it in my oven. So I did! The portobello mushrooms were HK$18 for two in…