Do not be surprised if you spot popular MediaCorp actor Shane Pow scooping a protein bowl for you during lunch.
The down-to-earth good-looker has taken a plunge to set up Mojo at 204 Telok Ayer Street (short walk from Amoy Food Centre) which serves protein bowls and juices by day; yakitori, tapas and cocktails by night.
Though he is worried, he is in good hands, with co-owner Sean from Sin Lee Foods as business partner. The two met during filming of Channel U’s Style Check-In.
Sean maintains that both businesses will have different focuses, with no repeat dishes. Except glimpses of the popular Broccoli Salad from the café at Bukit Ho Swee, but with a slight variations.
The Protein Bowls ($14, or $15 for Beef Protein Bowls) are catered to the CBD workers around the Tanjong Pagar area.
Mojo attempts to differentiate from its nearby competitors by providing quality food, reasonably substantial portions at affordable prices. Each protein bowl contains a protein, carb base, topping, sauce and three choices of vegetables.
I found that there was an oriental slant to some of the ingredients, which I enjoyed. The mushrooms for example, were sautéed soft and flavoursome in oyster sauce.
The chicken pieces were brined, pan seared then roasted to provide that crisp outer layer with moist meat.
Overall, I liked that there was a good variety of ingredients and toppings such that you won’t feel ‘bored’ or hungry having your greens.
Shane candidly added that he would typically go for a high-protein, low carb combination of Norwegian Salmon, Baby Spinach and Charred Corn with Garlic Confit.
”Not sure of the calorie count, but I can tell you it is very low, perfect if you want to stay slim. Like me, I am trying to lose weight!”
Okay, tough life being an actor. The moment you get a tad chubby, people will talk about your weight issues.
Mojo transform during evening times, serving a selection of Yakitori such as Mid Wings, Chicken Thigh, Liver, Foie Gras, Tsukune, Marbled Beef Striploin and Pork Belly with Leek. Prices range from $2 to $14 per stick.
If not, get the sharing plates of Fried Squid ($15), Chicken Kaarage ($15), Mentaiko Salmon ($14) and Hotate Crudo ($18).
The owners noticed that people around the area start drinking really early, and therefore the Happy Hours with one-for-one beer, wine and tap beers start from 12pm all the way till 9pm. 3pm – 9pm on Saturdays.
204 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068640 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 6220 0723
Opening Hours: 11am – 12am (Mon – Fri), 5pm – 12am (Sat), Last orders 11:30pm, Closed Sun