Feb 10, 2016
Don’t be too quick to dismiss salads as punishing bowls of boring veggies. These four salad bowls are healthy and satisfyingly flavourful, a great way to make up for the sinful binges over the holiday season. Reviewed by the team from SIMPLY HER.
STANDARD NALU SALMON – ALOHA POKE (S$15.90)
Salad meets bara chirashi at this Telok Ayer shop, with two generous scoops of salmon poke (the Hawaiian version of tuna tartare) over a base of brown rice, sushi rice and rocket leaves. Pomegranate seeds, pineapple chunks, edamame, walnuts, almonds, corn, and ebiko add texture and colour. The sashimi lovers in our team couldn’t stop raving about what an awesome idea this poke bowl is. You can also ask to switch your poke to the spicy version.
Where: 92 Amoy Street
GUACAMONSTER SALAD – GUAC & GO (S$14)
Guacamole is the name of the game at this salad bar opened by two avocado devotees who aim to spread the word about the superfood’s healthful properties. We love that this salad is every bit as hearty as it sounds. The romaine lettuce base is heaped with chunks of sweet potato, Cajun chicken cubes, lentils, tomato salsa, almonds, and of course – a giant helping of guacamole. It filled us up!
Where: #01-08 Maxwell Chambers, 32 Maxwell Road
ROOSTER’S CROW – GRAIN TRADERS (S$16)
Perfect for those who prefer to pile on the proteins rather than the veggies. You get tender shreds of slow-roasted chicken (yes, even the chicken breast is moist) and a Mexican medley of beans, and we relished the crunch and snap from the walnuts, cashews, sliced almonds, broccoli, asparagus spears and edamame. You’ll appreciate that the carbohydrates in this salad – roasted bell peppers and quinoa – rank low on the glycaemic index, so you’re less likely to suffer an energy slump.
Where: #01-01/02/03 Capitagreen, 138 Market Street
UPSTREAM – GRAIN TRADERS (S$16)