Western Café. 1 Jervois St., Sheung Wan, 2812-6088.
In a culinary landscape teeming with hip new eateries boasting terms like “green,” “sustainable” and “organic,” we were curious. With its promise of allorganic food at affordable price points, where will new Sheung Wan post-gym grab-n-go counter Supafood land on the spectrum between authentic and trendy?
HIT The organic Aussie grass-fed beef brisket curry ($58 small/$68 large) was a rainbow of purple cabbage slaw, sautéed spinach, sesame-sprinkled rice and tender chunks of marinated curry beef. It was flavorful and the beef succulent— although the rice did take up half the box. The organic US pasture-raised pulled pork with apple sandwich ($58) was pure unadulterated protein, with a sizeable heap of perfectly seasoned pork topping a plain roll. We wouldn’t recommend this one for the health nuts, however, unless the grease that soaked through the bread was hiding some omega-3 fatty acids.
MISS The baked sustainable Atlantic halibut salad ($98 small/$108 large) was more sweet than savory, with pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, apples, red onion, cherry tomatoes and cous cous, topped with a lackluster avocado yogurt and precious few bites of halibut hiding in the corner. Depending on your metabolism, this pricey salad might last you a workout but it definitely won’t last you until dinner. Our “Bery Happy” smoothie ($68) had a lot more banana than berry.
BOTTOM LINE Some dishes deliver more filler than substance, but Supafood is sure to please the sustainably minded crowd.
Open Mon-Sat 9am-8:30pm. $