Tokyo Chopped Salad at Millenia Walk is Singapore’s 1st Japanese chopped salad concept store.
The person who developed this salad brand is a familiar name – Chef Teppei Yamashita, who is also behind Teppei Japanese Restaurant, Teppei Syokudo, and Man Man Unagi Restaurant. All considered rather successful.
The Japanese inspired dressings and protein combinations at Tokyo Chopped Salad are crafted by Teppei-san.
How this salad defers from the typical ones is that all the ingredients are chopped up before serving in a bowl, making consumption with just a spoon much easier. More on that later.
5 types of chopped signature salads are currently available – Mentai Teriyaki Chicken ($13.80), Corocoro Shrimp Tofu Salad ($12.80), Premium Beef Tataki ($14.80), Healthy Avocado Mushroom ($11.90) and Soft Shell Crab Oishii Salad ($16.80).
They also have a DIY concept where customers can choose their preferred salad base, proteins, toppings, and dressings.
”10 more minutes, you gotta be kidding me? It is just salad.”
Another customer seemed to have raised his voice a little. The waiting time was lengthy comparatively, about 10 – 15 minutes at least per customer, considering the queue was actually not that long.
Noticed that the server was already furiously chopping away (I think he is going to get very trained biceps by the end of next month), but that was ironically the section holding up.
Office workers in a rush and need to ‘chop chop curry pok’, may need to consider.
The best salad I had was the Mentai Teriyaki Chicken ($13.80), because it was, well, tastier?
Somehow the other two salads I ordered – the Beef Tataki and Soft Shell Crab, were rather flat in both flavours and texture. Deep fried soft shell crab in salad, somehow didn’t gel together well.
The con of having chopped salad compared to the ordinary type?
After the 3rd or 4th mouthful, every other spoon of salad would taste about the same. No large pieces of meat to look forward to (since they were mixed in), no big visible pieces of ingredients to pick out.
With the exception of the Beef Tataki bowl, I have the feeling this may not appeal to diners who like to see their pieces of meat clearly before eating.
A poster printed, “Teppei Premium Salmon Sashimi – Additional $1.50”, and you would assume topping up some sashimi would have cost $1.50.
It actually meant replacing the protein in the existing signature bowl, and a further top-up would be $5.
Perhaps some fine-tuning would be required to make this work better. Faster chopping, more distinct dressings, larger pieces of proteins.
Tokyo Chopped Salad
9 Raffles Boulevard #01-102, Millenia Walk Singapore 039596
Tel: +6817 5718
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm