Since the shop and restaurant's first opening in 2015, the secret to Green Common's great popularity has unquestionably been its dedication to inspiring holistic and sustainable attitudes through plant-based food, which falls right in line with our city's increasing eco-awareness and desire to lead more mindful, health-conscious lives. Perhaps as a testament to its success, a new branch of Green Common has recently arrived at Kowloon's Harbour City, occupying an impressive 1,000 square feet and featuring a brand-new Food 2.0 menu.
For those who don't already know, Food 2.0 aims to use innovative techniques to create plant-focused sources of protein. Such proteins are more sustainable (and more delicious!) than the animal protein substitutes we're used to seeing such as soy, wheat, gluten and vegetable starches. More comprehensive and inventive than any of Green Common's previous menus, Food 2.0 ingredients form the centrepiece of the menu at the Harbour City café and include signature dishes such as:
This Hainan Runaway Chicken, made of mung bean noodles topped with a crispy bean curd sheet, shacha barbecue sauce, oyster mushrooms and plant-based chicken (that tastes just like the real thing!).
Tom yum pork jowl pho (the pork jowl is made from beans).
Ensuring fun for the whole family, Harbour City's Green Common also offers an exclusive Superkids menu, with colourful creations such as Freeing Nemo (garden fish burger) and Magic Rainbow (quinoa superfood bowl) and more. All are accompanied by educational illustrations that teach the importance of a plant-based diet for good health and the environment.
The new Green Common has also jumped on the juice train and now provides a range of natural cold-pressed juices. Get yourself a bottle of Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman, Stella McCartney, Faye Wong or Andy Lau. Yep, you heard right – the 10 juices are all named after high-profile celebrity advocates of plant-based diets.
As with all the other branches, the market at Harbour City's Green Common showcases an extensive selection of snacks, staple foods and body care and household products. The products are thoughtfully tagged with labels – organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, Buddhist-friendly, vegan, fair trade and locally made – to help customers to make mindful, informed choices about their purchases.
Shop OT G61, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, TST, 3102 1220