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2016-06-29

LOCOFAMA @ Good Food Can Do Amazing Things

For the fresh organic bite that can make you feel better while supporting the local farms as well as promotes sustainability and give back to the community. LOCOFAMA in Sai Ying Pun share with the rest of Hong Kong that organic food can be affordable, healthy and delicious. For once, mylifestylenews goes green to discover by eating light and eating right, because every bites does good, every bite counts.


Tucked away in between second and third street on Fuk Sau Lane in Sai Ying Pun that you may easily missed, but boy, do your homework before hand and get your bearing right, this cozy little restaurant with rustic décor offers you a secret garden hidden haven that may have you think you are at a much suburban area.The restaurant is bigger than you think and they are separate into two different shop-lots with the main dining area with white washed walls and the open kitchen and the other room is a long communal dining table and a section of al fresco seating.


At LOCOFAMA, it is much about the atmosphere as it is about the food. Not only are you sharing “tapas” style small bites, you’re sharing stories, in drinks and consequently, you ‘re sharing good times. This is the spirit by creating LOCOFAMA. More and more people are becoming aware of where their food source is coming from, how it’s made and the non-sustainable implications it has on our environment.  Any food that has been altered by antibiotics and hormones will eventually climb its way up the chain and have a negative effect on our bodies. The associated byproduct toxins will also harm our delicate environment.


They search long and hard for meat suppliers that fit their standards for good food. This means they are fed a natural, nutritious al-vegetarian diet, and allowed to grow up, like growth hormones or antibiotics. This goes for all the beef, chicken and pork use here. The food in LOCOFAMA is made daily in-house from natural ingredients, and the juices are made right before your eyes.


They strive to support local farmers by sourcing fresh local produce and sustainable organic foods whenever possible. No preservative, additives, or genetically modified vegetables and meats are used.They also believe seafood should grow up in their natural ocean environment and eat whatever they are supposed to in their natural habitat. This means in LOCOFAMA, they only source wild-caught seafood versus commercially farmed seafood so no growth hormones, antibiotics and other artificial feeds are used.


Some of the key ingredients used here are the “Super Grain” Quinoa that has low calories, low carbohydrates, high protein and high dietary fiber. It also helps reduce cholesterol and has high magnesium content which promotes cardiovascular health. Kale is high in iron, vitamin K, calcium and dietary fiber. The “Queen of Greens” is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, full of vitamins and minerals. Chia seeds are “tiny but mighty”. This powerful seed is a great source of healthy omega-3 fats, high in dietary fiber and protein that has all the essential amino acids. Not only is it gluten free but also a good source for calcium. It boosts energy, stabilizes blood sugar, aids digestion, and lowers cholesterol.


Sunflower seeds supply linoleic acid which can lower risk of heart disease. It can also detox the liver and also get rid of harmful toxins floating around in the body. In addition to this, it prevents cholesterol from building up and causing body damage. Beetroot are full of nutrients and are a great source of vitamins B3, B6 and C, plus beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. They assist our liver and gall bladder in breaking down toxins and their fiber is great for digestion and eleimination.


<Crystalline Ice Plants Prawn & Pomelo Salad>
Hemp seed, tomato, red onion, chili, lime, cilantro, muscovado sugar


<Organic Kale Salad>
Quinoa, avocado, tomato, walnut, balsamic dressing with grilled beef add-on for $68.


<Spicy Garlic Spinach Quesadilla>
Chili flake, cheese., tortilla, garlic sesame cream sauce


<Slow-Cooked Organic Chicken>
Coconut milk, lemon leaf, cayenne pepper.


<Slow-Cooked 48 Hours Natural Short Rib>
Pickled vegetable, lettuce, marinade sauce


<Prawn & Basil Pesto Linguini>
Garlic, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil


Good food can do amazing things, it can make you feel better, support local farms, promote sustainability and give back to the community. The hope at LOCOFAM will be more than just another trendy place to have a delicious meal. It is a place to reflect our values towards health, community and sustainability and embark on a life long journey. Step by step and bit by bit, we will demonstrate that this is not only possible, but it is the holy grail to health and happiness and that may be – together will become a source of inspiration, to the rest.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 3/5
Design & Decor: 3.5/5
Food & Beverage: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 4/5

Highlights:
Slow-Cooked 48 Hours Natural Short Rib
Prawn & Basil Pesto Linguini

9-13, Fuk Sau Lane
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2547 7668

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