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Paleo foods in Hong Kong

Answered on May 21, 2012
Created April 16, 2011 at 8:40 AM

I've been Paleo/Primal for only about 4 weeks now. Heading to Hong Kong in a few weeks for work. I've never been there, but having travelled in other Asian countries, it's probably safe to assume most of the cuisine is heavily based on noodles of various kinds.

Can anyone give me tips as to what I can eat there and still eat well?

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on April 17, 2011
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You don't need to eat noodles or rice at all, there are so many dishes here in HK that are meat and veggies only. Besides, rice and rice noodles are not as bad as pasta and bread, in my opinion.

Personally, I am more concerned about other things in Chinese restaurant food: soy sauce (gluten), MSG, industrial vegetable oils, and sugar. These are unavoidable. If you eat out once in a while it's ok, but you'd better do some cooking yourself. You can access any kind of produce in the many cheap grocery stores around the city ("Park'N'Shop" and "Wellcome"), and in upmarket stores like '360', "CitySuper", "Great", and "Oliver's", which cater to expatriates. As Adam said, there you can buy good quality cooked food, but it's rather expensive.

Almost forgot: on top of organic meats, you can buy grass-fed beef in "CitySuper" and "Great"

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on May 21, 2012
at 11:46 AM

I'm moving from Barcelona to Hong Kong in September. How is the situation now down there? I am going to live on HK Baptist University campus for a couple of months, until I find a flat? Any advice for places to eat in Kowloon, apart from broccoli and chicken (which I love, by the way...)? I've been living in Beijing for 3 years, so I am used to Chinese "delicacies", but I was not eating paleo at that time.

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on April 16, 2011
at 10:07 AM

360 in Central and Kowloon have organic food and roaster chickens. They do a lunch with broccoli and a half chicken. Its where I always eat when I'm there on business.

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