Trust me, veggie’s going to be the next big thing. Healthy living, the need to look fabulous, easy to takeaway – are all good reasons to take your greens. Plus, salads are now longer the same as the past, and are actually becoming delicious.
A walk down the CBD and you would be greeted with up-and-coming bars like Salads & Wraps, Munch, Mescluns, Sumo Salad, The Green Bar, Grand Salads, and Fresh+, just to name a few. Salad Stop!, with 8 shops and counting, is probably the most popular.
SaladStop! is the brainchild of father & son team, Daniel and Adrien who were both from the hospitality industry. They also opened Doodle.
The greatest chore (to me) in terms of salad-making is buying the ingredients, cleaning and washing everything up. So SaladStop!’s formula would work: Fresh ingredients (160kg lettuce a day!), 20 different homemade dressings, innovative tastes and the possibility of creating your own salad.
Since it is the Christmas season, I had the Classic Christmas Salad ($12.50) which had mixed greens with roast turkey. The cranberries, walnut and apple cinnamon dressing danced wonderfully together to give this zest – and it does taste Christmassy (better that they were playing Michael Bublé). I wondered what the roasted pumpkin was doing there as Halloween was over, but figured they needed carbs to make us feel full.
The Oh Crab Lah! ($10.00) is nothing like crap. Imagine your favourite Singapore chilli crab dressing on mixed greens – It actually works! The team cleverly added mashed hard-boiled egg, vermicelli and crab sticks (urgh-not the real thing) to create this huge bowl that was spicy, fun, and healthy.
I know what you thinking. $10 and more for veggies sound unordinary extravagant. Those who want to lose weight, are willing to pay.
Salad Stop! #B1‐02A UOB Centre, 1 Raffles Place (Direct underground link from Raffles Place MRT), Tel: +65 6820‐0160.
Opening Hours: 8am – 8:30 pm (Mon – Fri), Closed on Sat-Sun