Like with relationships, I easily develop a crush to restaurants and cafés, but not many steal my heart. Mana, however, has succeeded in making an impression on me on a fundamental base. And yes, I have no problem in comparing food discoveries to love life, that is how much I love discovering fresh food serving places. In this case, all organic. If I lived in the area, I would by no question enjoy 90% of my meals and desserts here as it now remains few times a week delight. They’ve got the things I crave from New York (and cannot be found elsewhere in Hong Kong): avocado, fresh hummus and kale. My new love is baba ghanoush, eggplant mash. Mmmmm.
Besides food, Mana has been one of the greatest sources of inspiration for me here. I love every visit, from lovely little conversations with the staff picking my salad ingredients to the experience of enjoying it at the little backyard patio. The decoration as well as menu could not match my taste and vision better. I guess this is the reason why my mind and ideas start to flow here, making me want to come back over and over again. The desserts might not have the least impact either.