August 2014-Urban Health Newsletter

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What’s Happening @ Urban Health Home Kitchen

Wednesday Night Dining Club

Feeling hungry after work on Wednesday evening? Come stop by Urban Health Home Kitchen on 89 Caine Rd. 5B for an affordable home-cooked gluten-free meal by Chef Andy. For the low price of 100HKD you will get to try 4 delicious gluten free selections in a friendly and casual environment. Wednesday Night Dining Club is held on a bi-weekly basis so please check for updates on when the next dinner is and RSVP at our Wednesday Dining Club meetup page.

Themed Nights At Urban Health Home Kitchen

Brand New at Urban Health Home Kitchen is our Themed Nights! At each selected night we will be holding a fun themed dining evening – a great opportunity to meet new people, eat together, and enjoy Chef Andy’s delicious and unique home made cuisines. Each Themed night will feature a new cuisine style and new delicious recipes that we can’t wait to share with you! Our first event this July was very successful; guests have enjoyed delicious Tapas including simmered squid, paella fried rice, flash-fried prawns with chilli, lemon & parsley, chicken tenders with coriander, onion and cherry tomato with lime, and “paella” organic millet salad.

Wednesday Dining Nights and Themed Nights are held weekly at Urban Health Home Kitchen at 7:30PM, BYOB.

To join the Urban Health Wednesday Night Dining Club or Friday Themed Nights, check out our meetup group Hong Kong Gluten-Free and Healthy FoOdie Meetup. You can also email us if you need help signing up for any Urban Health dining events.

Mama San Restaurant Review

It was my pleasure to take the time to visit Mama San located in the heart of Soho, adjacent to Hotel LKF on the first floor of 46 Wyndham St. The location is perfect in terms of its proximity to the party scene in central, making it accessible to many tourists, expats, and locals alike – yet, somewhat hidden, it retains a peaceful ambiance. Upon entering the restaurant an inviting interior awaits. A trendy modern fusion of western and Balinese interior stylization provides an exotic visual palate. I got the chance to speak first-hand with Mama San’s Thai Chef Palm Amatawet–Palm is the right hand man to head Chef Will Meyrick. Chef Palm gave me an informative glimpse into Mama San’s take on allergies and gluten sensitivities, and the great dishes they have in store. I was incredibly impressed with the extensive knowledge and indulgent recipes shared. Mama San is certainly a gem in the heart of the LKF. The knowledgeable, accommodating crew at Mama San go above and beyond to prepare delicious meals that cater to all walks of life… or should we say all walks of eating! Click here for the interview.

Chef Andy’s recommendations:

Oyster Nahm Jihm, seasoned with coriander and crispy shallot

1. From the “Raw Bar” section of the menu at HKD 28 per piece The seasoning is a perfect Southeast Asian alternative to the standard lemon, Tabasco etc. Served atop a bed of seaweed and sea salt.

Chicken and Pomelo Salad with lime, leaf white coral mushrooms and sesame seeds

2. From the Starters and Salad section – priced at HKD118. This salad makes a deliciously tangy healthy kickstart to your meal!

3. Cambodian Duck with shallots peanuts, and sweet potatoes – HKD 198 from the Poultry Section. This decadently soft duck in a heavenly curry sauce from all fresh ingredients makes the perfect main course.

For more information on Mama San Restaurant and to plan your next dinner: 46 Wyndham Street, Central. Tel: 2881 8901

Andy’s Corner

While the public has seen a lot of information about foods, Urban Health focuses on a lot more than just gluten/allergy-free foods even as they remain one of our key focus areas.

To truly be an all-encompassing brand in urban wellness, we strive to incorporate everything that relates to health in the urban environment. Without a healthy and sustainable environment, the availability of organic foods and our health will undoubtedly be impacted. In a bid to do our part to protect the environment, Urban Health will get involved and participate as much as we can in environmentally friendly activities and projects.

One such upcoming program is “Hong Kong Reef Check”. It is a program sponsored by Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, HKSAR, together with the various dive teams to raise public awareness about the value of coral reefs and the threats to their health. The intent of the program is to obtain data on coral reef status to make sure that these corals can be protected and monitored on both a local and regional scale.

I look forward to participate in this meaningful project and to do my bit for the environment!

–Andy Kun, Co-Founder & Director at Urban Health Group

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A brief introduction from Health Essential

Health Essential 康宜齡健康食品 is an importer, distributor and retailer of health foods and natural home care products. Our mission is to educate and introduce the general public to a new and enlightened attitude towards healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle and green environment. Through your expertise, we wish we can expand this idea through your patients and customers. Apart from food products, we carry natural/organic personal care (skin/body/hair/oral products), female hygiene products and baby foodstuff, dietary supplements are offered to fulfill vegetarians and special needs. Besides, we also carry a wide selection of hypo-allergenic eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products. We make no compromise on the quality of life. We hope we can expand this organic healthy lifestyle to those who enjoy life and their loved ones.[/blockquote] Below are their top 3 best recommendations:

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All prices mentioned in this article are accurate as of August 2014

Illustration of Chef Andy by Jonathan Reule

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  1. Food looks yummy and with reasonable price. Will definitely come to visit you on Wednesday for dinner. Please reserve me for a table of 2…

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