Sesame Stir Fry Quinoa with Tofu- Life Organic Cafe Central HongKong

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We were quite disappointed and tired of HK chinese vegetarian food and decided to have western food for a change. We headed to Central where there are three famous vegetarian hot spots and one of them called Veggie SF was fully booked so we ended up heading to Life Organic Cafe at Shelley Street which was a 5 minutes walk away from Mana Fast Slow Food on wellington street.

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After our meal, we realized that take away lunches were slightly cheaper (around SGD$2 cheaper) and they have a lovely salad bar with falafels, broccoli and quinoa too.

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We were too stuffed after lunch and wished we could stomach the vegan cakes on display. The vegan banana cake looks delish!

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They served vegan quiche as well!

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The cafe concept reminds me of The Living Cafe in Singapore but they do not focus just on raw food. This cafe also sells raw flaxseed crackers!

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I had Sesame stir fry quinoa with tofu HK$118 ($19)and my portion was decent but overpriced. The flavours of the bean curd was good but I thought my own version tasted better. The beancurd tasted like compressed beancurd sheets and I could hardly taste any sesame dressing or nuts in this dish.

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Hubby Ro was not feeling too hungry so he ordered a dhal lentil soup Hk$68 ($11)with sunflower bread and I ordered a mushroom cauliflower soup Hk$68 ($11) which came with the same bread. The dhal tasted really healthy and was not oily unlike those found in Indian restaurants. The mushroom soup on the other hand tasted like tomato soup and was quite sour. Generally, the food portions in Hongkong are quite massive and our bowls can be considered large sizes in Singapore context.

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We spent the day just chilling at the cafe with some books found in the cafe too! That’s me with my handmade plastic cherries necklace:)

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The ambience of the cafe was great but we would have preferred ordering from the counter on the ground floor and sat outdoors on the benches for a quick healthy and cheaper lunch.

Opening Hours

Lunch (Monday to Friday) 12 noon to 3 pm

Lunch (Saturday, Sunday, Holidays) 12 noon to 4 pm

Dinner (Monday to Sunday) 6 pm to 10 pm

Tea time (Monday to Friday) 3 pm to 6 pm

Brunch (Saturday, Sunday, Holidays) 9 am to 4 pm

(No reservations from 9 am to 6 pm Sat, Sun & Holidays)

10 Shelley Street, Soho, Hong Kong

P:  (852)28109777

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