I'm Katie and I'm the farmer's daughter. Growing up on a farm in Australia, you can sometimes take for granted all the fresh produce on your doorstep, the serenity of the cattle mooing, the birds chirping, and the clean air you are blessed with day in, day out. Then there’s the mud you get your boots stuck in over the winter, and the blow flies that drive you completely mad in the summer months ... come to think of it, that must have been why I upped and left for the big-city lights of Hong Kong. Well, there was another reason: the shops stay open past 4pm in big cities.
Having had those country delights in the past, you always yearn for them in some way while you’re living in Hong Kong. For me, it is the produce I miss the most, the comfort foods like a Sunday roast or a good old-fashioned barbecue, with juicy steak that is full of flavour and so tender it melts in your mouth and leaves you with a big grin on your face and a stuffed belly.
I know why the produce back home tastes so great. It's because where the farm is – in the southeastern corner of Australia – the climate is temperate, the rainfall moderate, the water pure and the air pollution minimal. The livestock that the land nurtures are unstressed and graze most of their days on lush pastures. They are not pushed into paddocks and forced to eat. The vibe down there is relaxed. The veggies grow in clean soil. It all goes into the food we eat.
So how did a farmer's daughter satisfy her yearning for good tucker in Hong Kong? Well, I went out with a friend in Lan Kwai Fong and got chatting over a drink or two about importing some of Australia's finest naturally farmed beef and lamb for Hong Kong families to enjoy in their homes. We did some taste tests, of course, and she agreed that the meat we tried was the best we'd tasted in Hong Kong, ever. The cuts were juicy, full of flavour and tender. My friend is now my business partner. She believes in our food as much as I do, and we look forward to putting something delicious on your plate in Hong Kong.