TL;DR – Always thought that salads are just about plain boring vegetables? Think again.
I LOVE salads! How each bowl can be such a unique mix of ingredients, textures and flavours put together and how they can make you feel pretty good about yourself (even though it might just be placebo haha…) If you’ve always thought that salads are just about bland leafy greens tossed together, here are some of my favourites that will make you change your mind.
1) Aloha Poke
Essentially a Hawaiian salad, Poké (pronounced “Poh-Kay”) comprises of seasoned Ahi (Tuna) tossed with toasted sesame seeds, sweet onions and scallions and served with rice and/or salad. Aloha Poke serves up 3 flavours – Original, Spicy and my favourite Wasabi Mayo.
92 Amoy Street Singapore 069911
(Just opened!) Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-46, Singapore 018984
2) Toss & Turn
At Toss & Turn, it’s all about putting together what YOU like into a salad – choose your own veg, proteins and dressing from a wide variety of ingredients and finish it up with a hearty soup and/or froyo. Can’t decide what to have? Then choose from their 5 signature salads including Teriyaki Chicken Noodle and Roast Chicken Feta.
#01-113/114 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
#B4-55, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
3) The Marmalade Pantry
Not into leafy greens? Then this Mexican Chicken Salad from The Marmalade Pantry is almost like a cleaner taco bowl with grilled chicken, crispy tortilla, avocado, spiced corn and salsa mixed together.
Unit 03-22 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
Oasia Hotel Novena, 8 Sinaran Drive, #01-02/04, Singapore 307470
Oasia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street #01-01 Singapore 079333
4) O’Coffee Club
The Wasabi Prawn Salad from O’Coffee Club is my go-to when I’m in town and need to get a quick and light lunch. The prawns are often cooked just right and pack a good punch of spiciness from the wasabi that goes really well with the mesclun greens.
12 stores across the island including Wisma Atria, Raffles City and Capital Square.
5) The Lawn
Need your salad with a lot more meat? At The Lawn, you can meat your greens with their premium grill selections such Chicken With Maple Infusion, Aceto Balsamico Beef Cuts and Char-grilled Garlic Prawns.
31 Biopolis Way, #01-07, Nanos, Singapore 138669
8 Shenton Way, #B1-11, AXA Tower, Singapore 068811
Want something fuss-free and easy for lunch? Then turn your cold cut trio or Italian BMT sub into a salad and dress it up with the good ol’ honey mustard or sweet onion sauces.
Too many stores in Singapore to list, you know where to find them.
I used to live in Thailand and can get a tad fussy about the Thai food I get in Singapore. So far, I’ve found ParaThai to be as good as what I can get in Bangkok and I LOVE their som tum or green papaya salad. Fun fact – my Thai friends often tell me that it’s their secret to staying slim 😛
11 Tanjong Katong Road, #02-23, OneKM Mall, Singapore 437157
I like how you can get a variety of different salads of Marché by opting for the big or small plate according to your appetite and piling it up with the various options available.
313@somerset, Level 1, Discovery Walk, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Sky Park #03-14, Singapore 098585
It’s all about Japanese-inspired, low calorie salads at WHEAT with protein such as barramundi, striploin beef and teriyaki chicken that you can have on soba noodles or greens.
Raffles City #B1-78, 252 North Bridge Road Singapore 179103
International Plaza #01-19, 10 Anson Road Singapore 079903
One Raffles Place #B1-32 Singapore 048616
Asia Square Tower 1 Food Garden. 8 Marina View, #02-02
10) Rollie Olie
Can’t get enough of sashimi on greens? Then you’ve got to try Rollie Olie’s salads – I particularly like the Pacific Sunset which tuna, soft boiled egg, purple potato and olives!
1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-05 The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall, PasarBella Suntec, #01-K42, Singapore 038983