5 Hoi Chak Street, Quarry Bay
“Our story began with a small farm in Sheung Shui. It was just a hobby at first, but as I’d learnt more about farming and local produce, it became my passion to promote seasonal fruits and vegetables. Around six years ago, we took the advice of a friend who works in Taikoo Place, to open a restaurant in Quarry Bay. I knew that there was a gap in the market for home-cooked, vegetarian food here; what I hadn’t expected was how unique and friendly this community is. For example, rather than just coming to eat, pay and leave, many of our customers would stay longer to chat with us. And we like to take care of them: when we know a guest is feeling under the weather, we’ll reserve some fresh ginger for them to take home. The shops around here are also supportive of each other – it doesn’t feel like we’re competitors at all.
Quarry Bay has an interesting landscape. We have modern skyscrapers, but also many old residential buildings; there’s the big shopping mall, and also small, independent stores everywhere. I like that we have a park nearby, and Mount Parker is just steps away when we need some fresh air. As a restaurant we’re all about healthy eating, and working here really resonates with me as it allows me to have a more balanced lifestyle.”