A Shot of goodness
Lazy weekends by the beach just got a whole lot healthier with Hotshot’s new health-conscious menu options. For something rich in colour, there’s the Overly Tanned Carrot Salad, a medley of roasted baby carrots, beetroot, feta, cashew nuts and orange; while the “Pasadena Fresh” is a coleslaw made with heirloom tomatoes, blueberries, tofu, micro basil, balsamic vinegar and chives. For something with more protein, the lean, mean chicken tacos combine pulled chicken breast, coriander, lime corn salsa and fresh avocado. Don’t forget to order from the new juice bar, which offers veggie-rich juice options: try the Gold Star, made with yellow beetroot, yellow bell pepper, chinese celery, ginger and orange.
G/F, Shop 114-115, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, 2515-1661, www.hotshot.hk.
Just Knead It
Sheung Wan is becoming something of a healthy eating Mecca, with Knead, a friendly new salad and sandwich shop opening its doors. The concept is simple: pick a base for your salad or sandwich (e.g. mixed leaves, spinach, rocket; quinoa, Turkish, rye, baguette), add a main (chicken breast, roast beef, smoked mackerel) and then two sides (egg, hummus, avocado, pumpkin, red pepper, beetroot). A salad is $60 and a sandwich is $55, assuming you don’t go for extras or gluten-free bread, which is $5 extra. Easy!
G/F, 28 Jervois St.,Sheung Wan, kneadhk.com.
Nomming at Nur
If a nine-course degustation menu seems a bit of a tall order on a casual Tuesday night, check out Nur’s much more manageable four-course meal at $788. The menu at this seasonal, sustainable fine-dine only lists out the ingredients contained in each dish, preferring to keep its cutting-edge preparation techniques a surprise. Expect skilfish with fermented radish, apple and nasturtium to start, followed by a “golden egg” with peas, lovage and rocket. Then there’s a barbecued beef with hen-of-the-woods mushroom and black garlic, and to finish, a banana, chocolate, roselle and coconut treat.
3/F, 1 Lyndhurst Tower,1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2871-9993, www.nur.hk.
Have Your Cake…
…and eat it too at The Cakery, a new health-consciuous cupcake pop-up at The Landmark. Yes, you read that right: all the cakes are much better for you than your regular butter-and-sugar bombs. In addition to recipes that are free from wheat, gluten and dairy, you’ll also find low-GI, refined-sugar-free creations. Try the Monkey Business ($34) that uses ripe bananas for sweetness; or the Rabbit Food ($36), a paleo-friendly carrot-based treat that’s free from grains and gluten. All sounding a bit too virtuous? The Cakery also does more conventional treats using organic ingredients, with the occasional superfood snuck in too. Try the Sunflower ($36), a pumpkin cupcake with low-fat, low-sugar frosting; or the Zest ($36), a lemon cupcake with chia seeds for an extra protein hit. The Cakery is open from now until July 5, so head on down quickly for a better bite.
Shop 316, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 6688-6883, www.thecakeryhk.com.