|Dessert at Grassroots Pantry - fig napoleon with pistachio and cashew cream|
The first time I went to Grassroots Pantry, it was with Table for Two, for our very fun food crawl. The second time, it was to invite them to come set up a stall at Island East Markets. This time, the third time, I was finally able to go in for a proper meal (after having seen the lovely GP girls almost weekly at the market! Needless to say, they knew I was going in for dinner - end disclaimer).
|Red Rose Amber Ale Baird Beer|
The kimchi pancake was a little doughier than usual, but we all swooned over the shiso leaf in the middle and gobbled it up (the three of us are all a bit shiso-crazy - we're hyper addicted to Uchida-san's shiso mojito at Butler).
|Potato and tofu croquettes with homemade ketchup|
|Root vegetable and quinoa "cous cous"|
|Mushroom and truffle oil linguini|
|Rice pudding with coconut milk|
The team behind Grassroots Pantry weren't the first to offer organic food in a restaurant setting in Hong Kong, but they can definitely be considered pioneers and advocates who are making an impact on how we view food in Hong Kong. What they're doing is offering wholesome organic eating as a choice - they're not forcing it down people's throats (literally!) but just telling us that it can be done if you want to. It's hard to believe that for so long, mainstream food has been so homogenous in its sources, and it's refreshing to know that there is a choice when you want it. And why wouldn't you, when you feel so damn virtuous afterwards.
12 Fuk Sau Lane
Sai Ying Pun
+852 2873 3353
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