Confession: In one and a half year of food tastings, I’ve gained 23 kg. To go back to my hour-glass figure, I’ve been creating my own salads at home. How to create a good salad? I’ve discovered the secret: there must be a nice balance. There should be something sweet, something crunchy, something savory, something robust–and add salt and pepper.
Salads are neatly displayed.
The two salads we tasted–Fire Roasted Cabo Jack ($12.20) and Napa Steak ($15.50, pictured below)–had most of the combination of sweetness, crunchiness, savoriness and robustness. For instance, the napa steak has grapes (sweet), sunflower seeds (crunch), and steak (savory). It lacked a robustness – but you can add “egg” to make up for it. Besides, the steak came in 5oz (140g), well worth the money.
There are two things we liked: (1) the vegetables were crunchy and very fresh and (2) the meats–steak, salmon and chicken–were grilled on the spot, hot upon order. I had my steak medium-rare and it turned out beautiful.
If you want some carbs, opt for the seared salmon sandwich ($14.70). The muenster cheese complemented the salmon, seared at the surface and beautifully raw inside–not a whiff of fishiness at all. A very good sandwich with a beautiful bun, crispy at the crust but soft within.
Healthy juices and green tea from familiar American brands available. Acai is the most antioxidant fruit of all–must drink.
Our minor gripe is the service. The servers were very nice and polite but disorganized. It took forever for them to serve a salad. They could have formed an assembly line, like Subway, and serve customers faster. Some training is required.
Saladworks is the largest franchise salad shop in US and I never thought I’d say this of franchise— Saladworks is one of the best salad shops in Singapore. The food was fresh, healthy and tasty and Huccalily was full after 3/4 of a plate of salad. Situating at Jurong is both innovative and a pity because Saladworks brought salads to the heartland but the heartland isn’t ready for salads. If this shop were in town, its business would be booming.
50 Jurong Gateway Rd, JEM (Jurong East Mall) #02-19, Singapore 608459
T: 6765 1992
Rating: 3.381/5 stars
ps: Thanks, Zixuan, Mitch and Amos, for the invite.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.