Working in a desk job does not suit me well at all. The long hours sitting at the desk has taken its toll on me. Plus, since I work pretty crazy hours, I hardly have time for a good workout after that. That’s why I try to eat as healthily as I can. And while my fellow interns are saying that I’m always eating rabbit food, I make sure I enjoy every bite of those greens!
The good thing is, there are more and more salad shops popping up in the central business district (CBD) in Singapore, which is awesome because this means that I get more variety. However, food in the CBD is not always cheap, and salads is even more expensive. That is something that I can never understand because greens are really cheap. Oh well.
But anyway, I’m on a quest to find more salad places around my workplace, and hopefully they are affordable. Hopefully as I uncover more places that sell healthy and wholesome food, I will be able to have a little collection of healthy places to dine in Singapore. I know most of you guys are not from Singapore, but I’m sure that’ll give you some inspiration to make your own home version of these salads too!
After celebrating our 2nd anniversary together last Sunday with lots of good food, the boyf and I really needed all the fruits and vegetables we can lay our hands on because honestly, all the food was making me bloated and icky. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to eat all the kinds of food you love, but it was a little too much on Sunday.
We met up during our respective lunch breaks and the boyf decided to bring me to a really nice place near our workplace called The Lawn. It’s a shop that sells a variety of salads, and the catch is that the salads are topped with grilled meat. There’s chicken, beef, fish, whatever you want. You can make your own salad, or you can order the ones on the menu.
My salad was topped with grilled chicken, with pasta, baby potatoes, coucous, and lots of greens, with Honeyball dressing. The dressing is essentially honey dijorn mustard. I personally am not a fan of mustard, so I chose Wafu dressing instead, which is Japanese dressing.
My salad was a menu item which cost $12.90, which is alright for its portion size and this is pretty much the standard price of salads in Singapore. I couldn’t finish my salad actually, and it was really filling.
I thought that they can afford to give a little more dressing though. The dressing was a bit too little (coming from someone who doesn’t use a lot of dressing to begin with) so the salad was a little dry.
I really liked the ambience of the place though. It’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD, so it’s really laidback and it wasn’t too crowded. We had a pretty nice and quiet lunch together before heading back to work.
If you’re Singaporean, check out The Lawn Café at Shenton Way or Biopolis if you’re in the area!
The Lawn At Shenton
8 Shenton Way
#B1-11, AXA Tower
Monday – Friday (10:30am – 09:00pm)