Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, with Chinese New Year soon to follow: foodies in Hong Kong are in for a few months of decadence and expanding waistlines.
Luckily, popular Thai eatery Café Siam has launched 10 healthy dishes to assuage the onslaught of rich foods and the likelihood of a lot of alcohol that often accompanies the festive season. Partnering with one of Asia’s top nutritional consultants, Kim Murphy, Café Siam has prepared new menu items that are low in sodium, salt and sugar, without compromising on flavour. Nothing on the new healthy menu is deep-fried, so rest assured you can feel as good as the food tastes when you dig into these delicious dishes.
Tuck into yum manowng koh moo yang ($128), grilled pork neck accompanied by vitamin-rich green mango, green papaya and carrot.
Give the khanom chin goong sod ($98) a try. Tasty prawn and vermicelli are wrapped in wild betel leaf, which is a great source of vitamin C, carotene and calcium.
Light and refreshing, the rice paper roll ($98) at Café Siam is jam-packed with herbs, vegetables, mango and prawn. The dipping sauce is a tangy mix of mainly fresh mango that does away with the preservatives and sodium that’s usually on the side.
Full of nutrients, the grilled river prawn with Thai mango and herb salad ($138) is an excellent source of protein.
Various locations around Hong Kong, including 38 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, 2855 0810