How to eat clean in Singapore
You’ve managed to sneak in a great workout during your downtime, thanks to the great facilities at your business hotel. Now, it’s time to fuel up without compromising the results of your training.
While Singapore may be known for its excellent street food and world-class international restaurants, there are plenty of good options for the health conscious, too. Eat your heart out without feeling guilty at these spots which serve up the healthiest nosh in the city, all within a stone’s throw of Millennium Hotels and Resorts accommodation.
The Daily Cut
#B1-31 One Raffles Place
Salad bars are a dime a dozen these days, but here’s one with a difference. The Daily Cut serves up diet-friendly paleo salads with a delicious range of top quality proteins, including chicken thighs, turkey breast and salmon. Bonus points go to the nutritious gourmet toppings, such as sous vide egg and quinoa.
#01-02 China Square Central
Just because you’re counting your calories doesn’t mean you need to eat plain lettuce leaves. DoSiRak (which means ‘lunchbox’ in Korean) offers well-balanced meals, comprised of meats, vegetables, condiments and rice or noodles, for under 500 calories. The calorie count is kept low thanks to healthy cooking methods and Korean condiments, such as kimchi, tofu and lotus root, which all add plenty of umami to every bite.
24 Keong Saik Road
For inventive raw food and vegan cuisine – zucchini linguine with walnut ‘meatballs’ anyone? – make a beeline for Afterglow. This industrial-chic bistro, located on trendy Keong Saik Road, takes pride in creating excellent plant-based meals with ingredients that are sourced from local farms when possible. This is the perfect date night location for #eatclean, #livewell junkies.
#B1-06A Chevron House
Need a liquid meal after all that feasting on Singapore’s excellent hawker fare? Check out Juice Therapy, which serves up a wide range of cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, with superfoods such as kale, broccoli and wheatgrass all on offer. There is also an option to create your own blend of fruit and veggie juice if you have very specific tastes.
76 Peck Seah Street
This restaurant proves that even local cuisine can be healthy without compromising on taste. Whole Earth, located in the Tanjong Pagar district, specialises in Peranakan-Thai vegetarian food prepared with the freshest ingredients. Standouts include the Nyonya curry made with surprisingly meaty shiitake mushrooms, tofu and vegetable Assam pedas curry and local favourite, sambal kangkong.
110 Killiney Road
This cafe and lifestyle store is an oasis for health-conscious eaters staying in downtown hotels along Orchard Road. Inspired by the concept of slow food, the dishes are all prepped and cooked only when an order is made. Besides slow-pressed juices and salads, there are also hearty vegetarian rice bowls and pastas for something more filling. Sticking to Meatless Monday won’t be so challenging anymore.