Opening in mid-September, the folks at Sai Ying Pun’s sustainable eatery Locofama and quirky Hong Kong lifestyle store, G.O.D, are coming together to launch a new restaurant called Sohofama at PMQ, bringing some local flavour to the former police married quarters.
The buzz: The restaurant serves local Chinese comfort food with an emphasis on local organic ingredients and chemical-free products. Since PMQ is designed to be a breeding ground for urban local culture and young talents, we think it’s the perfect location to build and promote Hong Kong’s sense of community.
The vibe: Light colours and wooden furniture create a calm and relaxing environment at Sohofama, which undeniably has a G.O.D. touch. Inside the restaurant lies a miniature urban farm, a tranquil city escape where guests can relax and enjoy their meal. This farm isn’t just for show either — it also provides the herbs and vegetables that are used directly in the dishes.
The food: Most ingredients at the restaurant will be organic and locally sourced, translating to low pesticides and low food miles. Locofama, who are well known for their health juices and organic meals, will bring a healthier and lighter version of Chinese comfort food to Sohofama.
The menu reflects the old and new eras of Hong Kong with classic and timeless favourites like the 24-hour drunken prawns, steamed whole crab in organic egg whites, and sweet miso eggplant casserole; while novel dishes such as Yeung Chow fried rice with organic Spanish chorizo celebrates the multiculturalism of today’s Hong Kong.
What else: Ultimately, Sohofama’s goal is to promote the importance of healthy eating and local food products in our fast-paced urban environment. And let’s face it, that’s something we could definitely use more of in our metropolitan city.
Sohofama, G/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2858 8238