Saturday, February 20, 2010

Salad Stop

Found out about this place from Travelling Hungryboy's blog, so I decided to give it a try one weekend. I've been trying to find a replacement for my lovely Fren(s)h which closed down its vivocity stall, and moved to somewhere in Tanjong Pagar (or somewhere with mad office lunch crowds, expensive carpark and ERP zone). Go Geisha (vegeterian) - $8.50 (+7% GST, No service charge)

The Go Geisha was a Japanese inspired salad, with tofu, soba noodles, edamame beans tossed with red & white cabbage, carrots, snow pea, cucumber, coriander, and served with a salty tangy Japanese Miso Dressing. The salad dressings are freshly made in-house.

I liked how they were very generous with the sesame seeds, which gave the salad an extra aromatic savoury taste. The salad leaves and beans were crispy and crunchy. The soba noodles make the salad more filling, and makes a satisfying meal. Iron “Wo”- Man – $11.00 (Add Chicken or Turkey + $2)
I liked this salad more than the Go Geisha, because it was slightly sweeter, owing to the Raspberry Vinaigrette used for the dressing. Lots of baby spinach leaves, raisins, sliced almonds, cubes of feta cheese and roasted pumpkin. I liked how the salty feta cheese crumbled into the dressing, making the salad taste mildly creamy. Each bite of the baby spinach was interspersed with sweetness from the raisins and roasted pumpkin, and saltiness from the feta cheese.

Other interesting salad combinations they've got:

Cheaper than a Facial – $8.50 (Add Roast Beef + $2.50)
Mixed Greens, Mango, Tomato, Cucumber, Carrot, Vermicelli, Mint, Thai Lemongrass Dressing

Omega 3 Baby! - $10.50
Rocket, Mixed Greens, Smoked Salmon, Asparagus, Tomato, Fresh Beetroot, Red Onion, Sunflower Seeds, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Jai Ho! - $10.50
Mixed Greens, Boiled Potato, Capsicum, Cucumber, Chickpeas, Cherry Tomato, Tandoori Chicken, Coriander, Indian Spiced Yogurt Dressing

They've even got a Chili Crab style salad, which comes with a chili crab dressing and crab sticks.

On Fridays, it's TGIF for ladies, where you get a free coffee or tea with any salad ordered.
Portions here are very generous and around $10 will get you a heaped bowl of salad. Counter staff are also very friendly knowledgable and efficient.

I've just visited their website. Should have chosen the create your own salad! Cos you can choose unlimited free toppings from Free (unlimited!) Toppings from over 35 choices including the following : Vermicelli Noodles Brown Rice Fusilli Pasta Soba Noodles
Cucumber Carrot Onion Green Peas Kidney Beans Chickpeas Sweet Corn Celery Tomato Edamame Roasted Pumpkin French Beans Capsicum Mushroom Snow Peas Broccoli Fresh Beetroot Diced Green Apples Red Grapes Mango Pomelo Jalapeño Black Olive Firm Tofu Boiled Egg Boiled Potato Croutons Black & Yellow Raisins Peanut Sesame Seeds Sunflower Seeds

I suppose you can get as many vegetables as you want, just as long as it fits into your salad bowl :P

I'm quite happy to see lots of salad bars popping up, especiallya round the CBD area, since quite alot of people see salads as either appetisers or rabbit food to avoid. For $10, airconditioned comfort, as well as a generous bowl of salad (especially since baby spinach and some other mixed salad leaves aren't that cheap, even from supermarkets), I think it's really worth the money. And you won't get post-prandial stupor too! They really should open more of these in schools, especially NUS which is in dire need of better food stalls.

Salad Stop
6 Raffles Boulevard,
Marina Square #02-06
Singapore 039594

Salad Stop's salad has just inspired me to make my own salad. Will be posting more about my salad making soon (when I'm sian and taking a break in between studying...)


ダニエル・タン said...

Try the orange-mint vinaigrette; I thought that was pretty unique too.

m said...

hello! I don't like citrus so I usually steer clear of those :P but orange-mint sounds really refreshing :)