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Table for Two HK has partnered up with nine amazing restaurants all over the city that will each serve their very own special TFT HK dishes throughout the month of August, as part of its Healthy Summer Dining Experience. When you purchase these dishes, part of the proceeds will help TFT HK provide school lunches for children in developing countries, in line with their motto: Order for one. Feed two. And help the world eat better.

The other part of the deal means that, as well as helping feed starving children, if your photo of your TFT HK dish receives the most likes on Facebook, you can win exciting prizes.

As one of Table for Two’s Food Heroes, I was lucky enough to be invited along for the launch of the Healthy Summer Dining Experience, which took us on a tour of six of the participating venues to taste their special TFT HK dish or drink; our own little restaurant crawl, if you like.

The Genie Concept

We started our day at The Genie Concept to try their fresh organic pineapple and kale juice. 

The Genie Concept Hong Kong

I was initially a little put off by the thought of drinking kale, yet was taken by surprise at how delicious and refreshing this juice was. Kale is rich in vitamin C and vitamin B6, and is also particularly good for women, given that it helps protect against breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

The Genie Concept in Sheung Wan offers 1, 2, 4 or 6-day juice cleanses designed for the busy Hong Kong lifestyle. Instead of your three meals a day, Genie will deliver you six freshly-pressed juices in a reusable cooler. For those, like me, who would not be able to handle this, you can just pop by for the one-off tasty juice or even some delicious healthy dishes.

If your photo of your pineapple and kale juice gets the most likes, you could win a 1-day Genie Concept Cleanse.

The Genie Concept
Shop B, G/F, Universal Building
5-13 New Street
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2803 0369
www.thegenieconcept.com

Grassroots Pantry

Grassroots Pantry Hong Kong

Our next destination was Grassroots Pantry, to try their Quinoa salad with orange hazelnut dressing, full of fresh flavours and interesting textures.

Grassroots Pantry Hong Kong

As you already know from my recent review of Grassroots Pantry (find it here), I adore this sweet little haven tucked away in Sai Ying Pun. The décor is charmingly beautiful, the staff greet you with a smile, and the vegetarian food is wholesome and delicious. Hong Kong definitely needs more places like this.

If your photo of the quinoa salad receives the most likes, you could win a voucher to attend a Grassroots Pantry workshop.

Grassroots Pantry
12 Fuk Sau Lane
Sai Ying Pun
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2873 3353
www.grassrootspantry.com

Light

Light radiant food Hong Kong

We moved on to Light, to try their Black Bean Burger.

Light radiant food hong kong

Light is an adorable little café on Eastern Street that feels far away from Hong Kong. Lovely owner Stephanie admitted that her aim is for people to “leave feeling better” after having eaten there; I certainly did.

The black bean patty is perfect: crispy on the outside with a moreish spiciness to it encased in a wonderfully fluffy homemade whole-wheat bun. I was rather anti veggie burgers, until I tried Stephanie’s.

Light radiant food hong kong

The winning photographer will receive a free dinner at Light.

Light
1 Second Street (entrance on Eastern Street)
Sai Ying Pun
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2559 9098

MANA! Fast Slow Food

mana hong kong

MANA!’s Organic Mezze Platter awaited us next, full to the brim with hummus, babaghanouj, black and green olives, green salad and their famous flatbread topped with zaatar – the perfect sharing platter.

mana hong kong

MANA! is my favourite healthy lunch spot at the moment, as you can see from my review here, and judging by how busy it is every day of the week, it’s clear that most of Hong Kong is of the same opinion.

If your photo wins, MANA! is giving away a dinner for two.

MANA! Fast Slow Food
92 Wellington Street
Central
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2851 1611
www.mana.hk

Teakha

Teakha Hong Kong

For dessert, we ventured back into Sheung Wan to try Teakha’s Lemon and ginger tart, made with a ginger snap base and a creamy lemon topping, sprinkled with fresh lemon zest.

Teakha Hong Kong

I’ve walked past Teakha multiple times, but have never had the time to check it out. After tasting the amazing tart and ogling the rest of the cakes on display, I will certainly be making the time to go back.

The best photo will win a Teakha tea set for two.

Teakha
18 Tai Ping Shan Street
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2858 9185
www.teakha.com

The Flying Winemaker

The Flying Winemaker Hong Kong

Our final stop was for a glass of Eddie McDougall Cabernet Merlot 2010 from King Valley, Australia at The Flying Winemaker.

The Flying Winemaker Hong Kong

Hong Kong-born Eddie McDougall’s Cabernet Merlot is light and easy to drink; in fact it went down far too easily for a 2pm tipple.

The lucky winner will receive two vouchers to a WineSkool Tongue Explorer class, apparently “the cheekiest and most enjoyable way to learn about tasting and understanding wine”.

The Flying Winemaker
31 Wyndham Street
Lan Kwai Fong
Central
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2522 2187
www.eddiemcdougall.com

The final three participating restaurants in TFT HK’s Healthy Summer Dining Experience are Veggie SF, FoFo by El Willy and Pure Bar + Restaurant – not a bad selection. So as from Wednesday 1st August, you can make a difference by eating healthily at the same as helping a starving child eat healthily too…and of course you might be lucky enough to win some great prizes!

 

 

 

 

 

9 Responses to “Table for Two HK’s Healthy Summer Dining Experience”

    • thedimsumdiaries

      Thanks for the comment – I’m glad to hear you like the article! I agree, from time to time we do need to eat healthily…to make up for the many, many times we don’t eat healthily!

      Reply
  1. Julie K

    been to Mana, not a fan, too expensive, cheesy mock yogi atmosphere, 5% “eco” charge on top of an already expensive glorified sandwich.

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    • thedimsumdiaries

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for the comment. I agree that MANA in some areas is over-priced, but it is easy, healthy and the wraps especially are delicious. I agree and have said in my full review of MANA that the flats are expensive for a glorified sandwich, but every so often I allow myself to splurge and I rarely regret it! I don’t agree with adding service charge onto things, so you’re definitely right about that! Especially as it isn’t even table service – but then again, at least it’s only 5% and not 10.

      If you’re not a fan of MANA, you should give the other restaurants on TFT’s Healthy Summer Dining Experience a try – there are some really lovely places on the list.

      Reply

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