2015-04-11 2859 瀏覽
Yayy!!! Finally, after months of anticipation, I went to KALE, another restaurant serving healthy food. Still prefer Mana when it comes to taste and portion, but food presentation is cuter here ^^ We ordered two sets (2 sliders with salad & 2 sliders with fries). Guess we came here too late (around 8 on Friday). Their black and white sesame buns are already sold out. Same for quinoa salad and their signature dessert, Shrek! Argh, which means I need to come again by the end of April -- since the
Yayy!!! Finally, after months of anticipation, I went to KALE, another restaurant serving healthy food. Still prefer Mana when it comes to taste and portion, but food presentation is cuter here ^^ We ordered two sets (2 sliders with salad & 2 sliders with fries). Guess we came here too late (around 8 on Friday). Their black and white sesame buns are already sold out. Same for quinoa salad and their signature dessert, Shrek! Argh, which means I need to come again by the end of April -- since the restaurant owner said the green tea cake will be gone by that time and they will introduce new dessert menu next month >_< It would be better if the cashier guy told us these were all sold out, not until I asked them when I saw not a single quinoa on my plate!
We like crab cake slider the best, following by halloumi. We also ordered beef and falafel. Both taste healthier than your usual patties at American-style fast food restaurants and traditional deep-fried falafels (the one in Kale is pan-fried). Less calories, less guilt. White and black sesame buns are replaced by another gluten-free bread which tastes so good but buns would be much cuter. They put some ketchup on the bread -- the only negative/unhealthy part, maybe? I tasted sth like butter but the restaurant clarified they never use butter in their food
They have potato fries, sweet potato fries and taro fries for options. Not your typical french fries. Again, they serve healthier alternatives here. The fries are baked instead of deep-fried. Soft rather than super crispy and crunchy, but definitely not soggy and oily! You can taste the freshness of the ingredients. The sweet potato fries somehow have a slightly sweetened and crisp surface. The taro fries taste blander. The only thing I don't like may be the ketchup and mayo dip on the side. You could add HKD 18-25 for other dips, like avocado hummus and avomayo. Loving avocado so much, I want to try these two so much. Yet, avocado costs so much in Hong Kong. Next time, maybe. [Disclaimer: I don't like the artificial and overly sweet taste of ketchup and mayo. It could just be me. The dipping sauce may not be a problem for others.]
Salad in the set. Not sure if the portion is smaller than their regular salad. Customers can check out what salad they have on the whiteboard near the cashier. There were around five options on my visit, including kale, beetroot, roasted veggie, quinoa and farfalle. You could have everything mixed on your plate or choose a few you like. To my surprise, beetroot, what I usually avoid, tastes the best. Roasted veggie comes next. They got pumpkin, okra, eggplant, zucchini and a little (sun-dried?) tomato & pepper. Salad in Kale has less dressing and seasoning compared to what you get in other places. The amount and taste are just right for roasted veggie and beetroot but too bland for farfalle and kale maybe. Love kale salad from Mana the best >_<
Environment: chill and friendly. The place is not very spacious. Around 20 seats in total. Not a place for large groups. They have one big table for accommodating 4-5 ppl. Their stools have this unique unicycle-like design. ^^* To make up for their lack of space, the large window where we were seated could admit ample natural light. You could also enjoy nice view at night since the restaurant is located on 13/F.
Around HKD 100 per person.