There’s no need to sacrifice taste for health because The Raw Circus now delivers appetising and innovative raw vegan dishes to your doorstep.
It’s exciting to see the thriving plant-based scene in Asia! Whether you’re looking for vegan cakes, vegan ice-cream or simply the top 10 essential vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, there are always endless options for you to choose from. But what if you’re a raw vegan? Don’t sweat just yet, Hong Kong’s first raw vegan meal delivery service The Raw Circus is here to the rescue, promising awesome healthy food. As a dedicated vegan myself, I signed up for the three-day gourmet plan and see whether the food could live up to my expectations.
What does The Raw Circus offer?
Founded in 2018 by Daniele Laudonio, a certified raw food Italian chef, and Jenny Tan, who looks after all branding and communication, The Raw Circus aims to deliver deletable raw vegan food that is raw, vegan, enzyme-rich and gluten-free to healthy eaters in Hong Kong.
Offering three individual packages with prices starting from $1140 for a three-day meal plan – gourmet plan, detox/weight control plan and stay fit plan – The Raw Circus curates a nutritious raw vegan menu each and every day for their subscribers. The plans usually include breakfast, lunch, dinner, in-between snacks and cold-pressed juices. Also, The Raw Circus is the only meal delivery service in Hong Kong that offers a Zero-Waste solution – yes, those aren’t plastic but vegware!
What did I try for the three-day gourmet plan?
Breakfast: Blueberry scones with honey butter and strawberry jam
In-between snacks: Black sesame crackers with creamy spinach dip, one green cabbage juice and one carrot & red cabbage juice
Lunch: Red pepper and tomato soup, veggie kofta with coriander sauce and mixed greens with tomato dressing
Dinner: Coriander and avocado kelp noodles with almond butter miso sauce
Dessert: Apple pie with cinnamon vanilla cream
Breakfast: Raspberry chia pudding
In-between snacks: Chipotle cream brussels sprout chips, one cucumber & kale juice and one beetroot & carrot juice
Lunch: Mixed greens with avocado and bell pepper dressing, zucchini rolls with cashew ricotta and basil pesto
Dinner: “Raghetti” (radish spaghetti) with spinach and lemon tahini sauce
Dessert: Spirulina chews with goji berries
Breakfast: Apple banana cranberry granola flakes with almond milk
In-between snacks: Cauliflower crackers with basil tomato cream cheese, one cucumber juice and one carrot & pomegranate juice
Lunch: Golden beets and corn soup, spring roll bowl with almond butter sauce
Dinner: Pizza with spinach pesto and marinated vegetables
Dessert: Lemon coconut nectar cheesecake
How was the food at The Raw Circus?
Going raw vegan means that you won’t be able to eat anything cooked, such as quinoa, legumes and bread. Upon getting my first meal, I honestly was afraid of not feeling satiated or having to compromise the taste of food, but turned out it wasn’t the case at all. The food was delicately prepared and exquisitely presented with an array of scrumptious sauces, meaning that you can mix and match, and you’ll get full.
Some of my (and my colleagues’) favourite items included the refreshing zucchini rolls, the gorgeous raghetti with tahini dressing, the veggie kofta (made of walnut, sunflower seed, sun-dried tomato), the raw vegan pizza with spinach pesto, the blueberry scones and the lemon coconut nectar cheesecake. Having incorporated a variety of fresh vegetables and seeds, everything was well-seasoned, delectable and packed with mouthfuls of nutty flavour. Personally, I’m a big fan of all their sauces as they really elevated the taste of their overall dishes.
You might think, maybe you liked it because you’re a vegan, right? In fact, our meat-eating colleagues helped finish the food, and one of my colleagues especially gave his big thumbs up to the lemon coconut nectar cheesecake. What The Raw Circus offered was a bit on the earthy side compared to traditional cooked food since they’re raw after all, yet they’ve got all the nutrients and right flavours that leave you feeling satisfied and vibrant.
The Raw Circus manages to create delicious food that also meets our daily nutritional requirements. Having tried multiple innovative raw vegan dishes that have impressed me in the past few days, I would say The Raw Circus would serve well to those who live a raw vegan lifestyle in Hong Kong.
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