Still home to many of the Fragrant Harbour’s dubiously pungent dried seafood shops, Sai Ying Pun is rather off the radar despite its location just next to hip-happening neighbourhood Sheung Wan. But with a roster of up-and-coming hotspots like independent art gallery 168 and chic French diner Metropolitain edging their way deeper into the Western District in order to avoid exorbitant rent, the area is quickly shaping up to be the next word in Hong Kong hip. A particularly well-received and recent addition to the area is health-conscious eatery Locofama, serving Asian- and Western-inflected bites made from only the freshest organic ingredients, thanks to head chef and nutritionist Justin Chan’s personal relationships with local farmers.
Settle into a bamboo patio chair in the intimate 30-seat space and order one of Chan’s energising blended juices like the Miracle Berry, a mix with goji berries, coconut water and red dates. You’ll want to take the time to savour it, as food doesn’t exactly fly off the pass here – but if you have time to wait for the health-conscious soul food, be prepared to enjoy oolong tea soba, wild mushroom pasta, and the delectable, melt-in-your-mouth 48-hour braised short ribs. After a laidback meal, feel free to pop in next door to their grocery, where you’ll find healthy snacks, extra virgin olive and their own brand of detox salt scrubs and organic soaps. Orga-neat!
9-13 Fuk Sau Ln / Sai Ying Pun / +852 2547 7668 / noon-10pm daily / locofama.com