As I’m sure you’ve all noticed, Hong Kong seems to be on a bit of a health kick these days, with more and more healthy restaurants opening all around us. Supafood is the latest concept behind the owners of Locofama and Sohofama that has taken over the space once held by very unhealthy fast-food joint, Yonge Piggies – you couldn’t ask for more of a contrast!
Supafood is a tiny, quirky takeaway joint that claims that its mission is to “reinvent fast-food to make it healthier, cheaper and more convenient”. They use high-quality, organic ingredients that are in fact sourced directly from organic farms, meaning pretty fair prices too.
Despite the size of the space, they’ve managed to make it look pretty cool, with superhero-themed murals on both the interior and exterior.
The menu, again, given the size of the kitchen they have to work with, is fairly limited, with a small selection of salads, rice bowls and sandwiches, as well as a decent selection of fresh juices and smoothies.
On both occasions that I have tried it, I’ve stuck with the ‘supa salad boxes’, but am keen to one day try the organic Aussie grass-fed beef and US pasture-raised pork Bolognese with an organic egg from the ‘supa rice boxes’ section. They already use brown rice, but if you’re feeling extra healthy, you can substitute this for tri-colour organic quinoa, although it will add on $20 to your bill.
The organic apple roasted US pasture-raised pulled pork shoulder salad box is stunningly colourful, packed full with kale, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate, pumpkin, chia seeds, feta and quinoa. I personally found the apple cider vinegar in the dressing a little too strong, but enjoyed all the other components of the salad.
I much preferred the organic tarragon lemon shredded 81-day Spanish chicken salad box, another colourful delight filled with kale, cherry tomatoes, avocado, pumpkin seeds and a feta and lentil mix. I loved the different textures and was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of pieces of baked cinnamon apple hiding at the bottom of the box.
The only sweet treat offered on the menu is an organic coconut powerball, which we of course had to try. This ball of goodness is made with oats, raw cacao nibs, peanut butter, golden flax seeds, coconut chips and chia seeds, sweetened with a little honey. It definitely satisfied that sweet craving without the guilt.
Small salad boxes (which are more than big enough, at least for a girl) start at $78, whilst small rice boxes start at $58 – not bad at all for a seriously filling meal of organic goodness. Although it’s a little further from my office than my usual lunchtime haunts, Supafood is definitely worth the distance.
G/F 1 Jervois Street
Tel: +852 2812 6088
Open Monday to Saturday 12pm to 9pm