“Healthier living with dishes that contain either 500 calories or less and/or made up of at least 8% wholegrains”
Singapore Restaurant Month is back from 1 to 31 July 2016, brought to you by The Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS), in collaboration with the Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB). The theme is aligned with HPB’s campaign to “Eat Healthy. Get More From Life” and the criteria for participation includes:
- The dishes must contain 500 calories or less and/or at least 8% of each dish must contain wholegrains such as oatmeal, brown rice and wholemeal bread.
- All creations have to be approved by certified HPB nutritionists and diners may look out for HPB endorsed dishes tagged with the striking-red ‘Healthier Choice’ identifiers in menus.
With a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Thai, Western, Korean to Fusion, you can get to enjoy 95 newly created dishes across 46 restaurant brands! Most importantly, they are lower in calories and you can take this opportunity to adopt healthier choice of living. We were lucky to hop on a short media trail to try out 4 signature dishes.
We headed to UNA At One Rochester for the first stop and we had the Coca De Higos Y Foie Con Vermouth ($26) at only 384.1 calories for full portion! 3 chunky pan-fried foie gras and grilled figs were laid on crispy Spanish flatbread with vermouth reduction. You can easily enjoy a good proportion of the foie gras to the crispy flatbread because of their generousity with the amount of foie gras! Allow it to melt in your mouth on the interior, while it complements perfectly with the sweet and crunchy figs.
Earle Swesens was the second stop and they have prepared my favourite Baked Hoisin Cod Fish ($35.90) with only 470.2 calories! The flaky and firm texture of the cod fish was similar to home cooked cod fish, perhaps due to the usage of Hoisin sauce. The distinctive Hoisin sauce reminded me of fermented bean sauce, those that you usually get in Chinese cooking style. A hearty meal and falls into the category of healthier choice, indeed killing 2 birds with 1 stone!
The third stop brought us to a great view of Singapore at 60th floor, and this is none other than Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant! We had the Double-boiled White Fungus in Pear Vessel ($15) with 454.2 calories. Look at the magnificent way of presentation with icy effect!
Now you know a pear can be so beautiful with the mini pebbles and dry ices. The white fungus was so soft and brittle that you can easily swallow, absorbing the natural sweetness of the pear. Don’t forget to savour the crunchy pear as well!
The last stop was at The Soup Spoon Union and they have created the Grilled Salmon with Cauliflower Rice ($15.80) at only 486.3 calories! Say yes to low-carb meal as they used a special mix of quinoa rice and snow pea sprouts together with their homemade black pepper sauce! Other than grilled salmon, you can also select grilled cod fish or grilled Portobello mushroom. Both at lower calories!
Who says healthy food is not yummy? These 95 new dishes will definitely change your mind!
Thank you RAS for the media tasting trail!
Singapore Restaurant Month 2016
1 to 31 July 2016