Morning, summer in Hong Kong grows back and forth and our passion about food and health will never be affected by that! I was so “obsessed” to those beautiful Instagram photos about smoothie bowls recently and I always complain smoothie bowl’s low exposure in Hong Kong, until I spotted a wonderful picture posted in Sassy Hong Kong, and the picture brought me here, Genie Juicery. (Admit!!! I’m exactly the kind of people who will be fished by eye-catching images!)
It was so horrible to navigate myself to the shop in Sai Ying Pun for the first reason that I’m not familiar to this neighbourhood (don’t argue with me about how small Hong Kong is, but believe me, the buildings and neighbourhoods here are so condensed that you will definitely be lost many many time!), and reason No.2 that I was so distracted by the heat and humidity in this late summer season! (I will share the address and my personal tips in the end, no worries) They’ve 3 basic smoothie topped up with 3-4 toppings out of 14, 20%-30% coverage shouldn’t be big pain for you to make decision. I really like the name “Green Scream” which recalls my memory of Jim Carrey’s The Mask. However, I’m a chocolate-fan, and the name “Chocolate for Breakfast” is just too matched to the timing, plus it’s almost half calories than the other one, how can?! Berries are my morning routine when eating at home (maybe because of being an Asian, berries are kind of luxury in my childhood…) and it’s been so long time I haven’t grab granola (even gluten free!). N’ oh, don’t worry, that white stuff is coconut chips. It’s really chilled to your heart and as sweet as my lovely morning mood, but if I gonna do myself, definitely pour dozens of cacao! One thing I learnt from the guy in shop was to freeze your banana (which is the most key ingredient for a smoothie bowl) over night. I tried for this morning’s breakfast at home and it really gives me a ice bowl like those one from the shop! The only doubt I still have is, I’m not sure to freeze or froze my bananas… (I gonna try again tonight, to cut bananas in pieces and froze them)
Anyways, hope you enjoy this little morning update, see you soon for the outfit update for that day.
Guys, if you are interested to try your own smoothie bowl, or to grab a bowl from Genie Juicery, check here. Smoothie bowl is only available in shop Sai Ying Pun, and to get there, walk on the slope (Centre St) until you get the small turn to Yu Lok Ln (you will never find the entrance on Third St.
早！香港的夏天总是这样，反反复复的就是不肯凉下来，好在这样的天气没有影响到美食搜索和拍照的好心情。这一阵子不知道大家有没有被各种美轮美奂的Smoothie Bowl给震到？在我抱怨香港没有这样的店铺有这么一段时间之后，终于在Genie Juicery在Sassy Hong Kong的媒体介绍里看到了！（我承认，我就是容易被照片收买的那种）
不常去西营盘的我和摄影师朋友，这一大早的实在被折腾得不少。（你一定会说香港出了名的小，还有地方不熟悉的，找不到的？香港确实小，也确实建筑密度大的很，一踏入自己不熟悉的街坊，我就开始闹迷路了）这第二个被折腾的原因莫过于早秋依然灼人的暑气和湿气！（我会在文后分享地址和小贴士，希望减轻大家满街跑的痛苦）小小的店铺提供3种不同smootie，再加上任选3至4种不同的toppings（一共有14种之多）。我挺喜欢“Green Scream“这个smoothie名字的，脑子里一下子就跳出来Jim Carrey变相怪杰那个样子。不过最后我还是挑了“Chocolate for Breakfast”，谁叫我是可可粉丝呢！尽然，朱古力的smoothie卡路里还是“变相怪杰”版本的一半！Toppings的话我选的大多都是跟平常家里吃的早餐相近的蓝莓和草莓，长久不吃的granola（还是gluten free的）。那一片白色的，大家不要惊恐，是椰片呢！Smoothie就算是放了一段时间用来照相的，吃起来还是透心凉，甜度不小不过不觉得腻，如果换成我来做，一定会狂倒可可粉进去。跟店铺里的年轻人聊了会，学了招做smoothie的技巧，就是要把香蕉给冰镇过夜了！今天早上我立马试了，的确管用，唯一需要再纠结一下的是到底该把香蕉放冷藏箱里还是冷冻箱里（今晚打算再试试）。。。
大家如果有兴趣自己在家里试做smoothie bowl 或者想要去Genie Juicery的，可以点这里。只有西营盘店有供应 Smoothie bowl，如果不熟悉这一区的，记得沿着Centre St的斜坡一路向上走直到Yu Lok Ln 就会看到小店了（店面不在Third St 上）。
Photo by Hugo Tse