Forget everything you thought you knew about them — salads can be sexy. They’ve moved beyond the realms of what we used to call “rabbit food” into wholesome, satisfying meals unto themselves for both herbivores and carnivores alike.
Now the question we need to address: what actually constitutes a salad? Surely now, in our brave new world of eschewing labels and thinking outside the box, the idea of a salad, too, has taken on new meaning. What’s most important is that there are vegetables or grains present — while these could be a vehicle for other, bolder flavours, they should still be the element that ties together whichever other ingredients are mixed in. And yes, dressing is a crucially important component, too.
As is ever the question in a fresh produce-striken city like Hong Kong, where can you actually get a good one? We’ve chopped and crunched our way through the best in Hong Kong salads: