The struggle between having delicious meals vs healthy ones is real. Those on diet (like me) may feel that salads and eating little are the ONLY options. Noooooooo… Here is something exciting that has come up.

46 restaurants, 95 dishes, 1 aim. It is all about healthy eating for this year’s Singapore Restaurant Month.

The culinary teams have spent time to create these locally inspired dishes, to also prove the point that healthier dishes can be appetizing too.

The Singapore Restaurant Month 2016 (1 July – 31 July) organised by the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) in collaboration with the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB), is about the creation 95 healthy dishes, ranging from Chinese, Fusion, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Thai to Vegetarian and Western cuisines.

I was so keen to find out what was created. Here are some…

What is so healthy about these dishes?

Calories checked. Each of the 95 dishes contains either 500 or less calories and/or made up of at least 8% wholegrains such as brown rice, oatmeal and wholemeal bread, and are approved by certified HPB nutritionists.

Health checked. Keep a lookout for the red labels with “Healthier Choice” on the menu, which could be as tasty.

After trying some of the dishes, I would personally recommend include the Coca De Higos Y Foie Con Vermouth ($26) from UNA at One Rochester.

Topped with foie gras and grilled figs on a crispy Spanish flatbread with vermouth reduction, alternating sweet and savory taste. Delightful.

For your info, this is only 384.1 calories, which is less than 2 bowls of white rice.

The Double-boiled White Fungus in Pear Vessel ($15) from Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant was another crowd pleaser with its theatrical entrance.

Dry ice pew-pewing out of the bowl to reveal a boiled Korean Pear, which contained the white fungus. Soothing for the throat and good for the skin (ladies alert!)

Heritage Restaurants – Date of availability of dish 1 to 31 July 2016
The following 10 are heritage restaurants that had been around for decades.

Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant
Braised Sea Cucumber with Mustard Greens & Chinese Mushrooms
Chicken Treasure Wrapped in Lettuce

Fatty Weng Restaurant
Prawns in Mushroom Sauce
Curry Pork Loin
Scallops with Singapore Chili Crab Sauce

Gim Tim Restaurant
Fried Brown & Short Grain Rice with Tobiko

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
Steamed Cod Fish with Jin Hua Ham in Rice Wine

Islamic Restaurant
Grilled Fish Beryani
Butter Chicken with Plain Naan
Chicken Beryani

Moi Lum
Golden Coin Beancurd
Mixed Brown Rice Fried with Taiwanese Sausage

Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant
Jade Potage with Multigrain Crispy Rice
Shredded Scallop with Fish & Egg White
Steamed Crystal Ball with Chinese Yam

Qian Xi Lou – Carpenter 29
Prosperity Abalone Rice
Double-boiled Abalone & Chicken Soup with Black Garlic
Mushroom & Tofu Soup in Chicken Broth

Red Star Restaurant
Stir-fried Celery with Sliced Fish
Fish Head with Mustard Leaves & Tofu Soup

Zi Yean Restaurant
Farmer’s Six Mix & Matches
Wok-fried Sliced Fish, Snake Marrow and Fungus
Abalone, Dried Scallop and Figleaf Gourd Soup

General Category – Date of availability of dish 1 to 31 July 2016

Bali Thai
Basil Leaves Chicken Lettuce Wrap
Tom Yum Soup with Seafood
Braised Glass Noodles with Seafood

Big Street
Ocean Heaven (Oven-baked Teriyaki Salmon served with Lobster Fruit Salad)

Crystal Jade Dining In
Double-boiled Sea Whelk Soup with Chicken & Morel Mushroom
Poached Prawns with Herbal Soup & Chinese Wine
Baked Crab Shell stuffed with Seafood Paste

Crystal Jade Golden Palace
Pan-fried Cod Fish with Black Truffle Sauce
Double-boiled Morel Mushroom Soup in Coconut
Braised Mustard Green with Fish Maw & Crab meat

Crystal Jade Palace
Steamed Egg White with Conpoy and Diced Chicken
Braised Homemade Beancurd with Honshimeiji Mushroom
Sauteed Kailan with Assorted Fungus

Earle Swensen’s
Baked Hoisin Cod Fish

Grilled Salmon Fillet

iSTEAKS’ Grilled Pacific Dory

JPOT – Hotpot Singapore Style
Silky Porridge Soup Broth

Kampong Café @ BM
Nasi Briyani with Curry Barramundi Fish & Achar

Lao Beijing
Beijing-style ‘Zhajiang’ Noodles

LingZhi Vegetarian
Black Truffles and Organic Sweet Corn Bisque with Smoked Beancurd

Royal Laksa Lobster

Nara Thai Cuisine
Yum Som O (Pomelo Salad)
Pla Kra Pung Nung Manao (Steamed Whole Sea Bass with Spicy Chili and Lime Sauce)

Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant
Fragrant Tofu

Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant
Grilled Fillet of Sea Perch with Olive Oil and Poached Broccoli
Chicken Breast Superior Soup with White Fungus & Gingko Nuts
Steamed Organic Brown Rice with Sweet Corn and Black Fungus

Pies & Coffee
Beef Rendang Pie
Charcoal Crust Curry Chicken Pie
Black Pepper Chicken Baked Pasta

Prata Wala
Chappati with Dal Gravy
Idli with three Chutneys and Dal Gravy
Prata with Dal Gravy

Pan Fried Tomatoes with Minced Pork
Stir Fried Yam with Fruits

Seoul Garden Hotpot
Bap-Assorted Korean Mushroom
Bap-Marinated Chicken

Seoul Yummy
Korean Mushroom Pot with Tuna
Grilled Eel Hot Stone Bibimbab
Kimchi Soup

Shin Yeh Restaurant
Eight Treasures Box

Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Premium Truffle Salad
Double-boiled White Fungus in Pear Vessel
Healthy Eight Treasures Rice

So Pho
Summer Roll with Prawns and Lemongrass Chicken
Vietnamese “Pho” with Sliced Beef, Beef Brisket and Beef Balls
Mango & Papaya Salad with Crispy White Bait

Streats Hong Kong Café
HK Shrimp Dumpling Noodles
Stir-fried Six Treasures
Sauteed Chicken & Mushrooms with Thick Gravy on an Omelette with Steamed Rice

Sufood Shaker Salad

Sushi Tei
Salmon Chasoba
Salmon Don
Nabeyaki Don

Switch by Timbre
Nicoise Salad

The Manhattan FISH MARKET
Fiery Hot Cherry Snapper
Island Grilled Cod

The Orange Lantern
Vietnamese Char-Grilled Chicken Satay and Sugarcane Prawn serve with Vermicelli & Salad
Hanoi Tumeric Fish with Dill & Rice Vermicelli

The Soup Spoon Union
Grilled Salmon with Cauliflower Rice
Grilled Cod Fish with Cauliflower Rice
Grilled Portobello Mushroom with Cauliflower Rice

Timbre (@The Substation, @The Arts House, @ Gillman)
Grilled Peach & Prawn Summer Salad

Tim Palace
Steamed Cod Fish with Black Garlic Sauce

UNA at One Rochester
Cogollos Con Idiazabal Y Anchoas Ahumadas (Grilled Spanish Sucrine lettuce, Idiazabel cheese form, smoked anchovies and promegranate)
Coca De Higos Y Foie Con Vermouth (Foie gras and grilled figs on a crispy Spanish flatbread with vermouth reduction)

Yam’s Kitchen
Yam’s Kitchen Soya Bean Curd
Homemade Meatballs with Double Mushrooms in Bean Paste
Sliced Fish with White Cabbage Soup

Zaffron Kitchen
Naan with Dal Makhani
Biryani Rice with Chana Masala and Jaipuri
Tandoori Fish Tikka with Salad

So if you do go to these 46 restaurant concepts, keep a lookout for these 95 wholesome dishes containing less than 500 calories or with wholegrain.

Remember, they are only available till the end of July!

* Written by Nicholas Tan. This entry is brought to you in partnership with Restaurant Association of Singapore. For more information, head over to


  1. You should also including Hokkien Mee in this list along with Simon Road Hokkien Mee stall detail.
    However, this is also a wonderful resource to explore authentic, healthy Singapore eateries and dishes.



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