Located on the 25th floor of Andaz Singapore, Icehaus has recently launched a do-it-yourself (DIY) superfood salad lounge. Available for weekdays lunch ($18) and dinner ($28), this buffet style superfood Salad Bar includes the usual darlings such as kale, quinoa, assorted salad nuts and seeds condiments such as pine nuts, chia seeds etc.
As to why this superfood concept, the background of how it came about is similar to most of the superfood offerings around - not only to promote wellness for the body but for the mind as well. You are given the autonomy to make your own plate, in an open and relaxing space. And elevating that experience is knowing that what you are consuming are mostly sustainable sourced produce, such as the organic kale, arugula, radicchio and endives that form your salad bases.
Not everything has to be raw and cold. There's always a bowl of home-made soup of the day to warm your spirit after a hectic morning, featuring all time favourites such as cream of mushroom, cream of broccoli, roasted tomatoes, pumpkin and more. My Cream of Cauliflower was yummy with toasted sourdough (done upon request). I started my lunch with that and ended my meal with that!
Being able to make my mountain of salad mix and seeing it bright and sunny lifts my mood instantly. One of my favourite toppings is the Grilled Red Bell Pepper. Other than the toppings, there will also be a rotation of different lean proteins on the menu such as Tuna, Ham, Chicken, Cage-free Eggs and Italian Mortadella Sausage. Certainly, you will love the creamy, orangey egg yolk of the cage-free egg as much as I did.
Make your salad slightly more indulgent with big slabs of cheese! Pair your salads with free-flow home-made Andaz Iced Tea. Concocted with a blend of Singapore breakfast tea and citrus fruits, the breakfast tea comes with a syrup infused with pandan leaves, which is meant not just to provide a great aroma but also to boost detoxifying and healing properties to this black tea. I thought it would be even better if it could come in a warm option.
Pandan Chiffon Cake
What's missing from this Superfood Salad Lounge is probably a guilt-free dessert. But a guilt-free dessert doesn't always satisfy, so why not settle for something more authentic such as this Pandan Chiffon Cake ($14). What's unique about Andaz's chiffon cakes is that each come with a layer of coating. Available in 8 flavours, I had the Black Sesame flavour. While I don't fancy the glaze at the outermost layer, I quite like the layer of black sesame cream which goes pretty well with the soft chiffon cake. The vanilla soft serve at the side seems to have the ability to melt everything into one.
For dinner, the salad lounge will feature additional premium chilled seafood and cheese stations such as smoked salmon, tiger prawns, Comte cheese, Brie and Fourme d'ambert. If you are here for dinner, the view here may make it worth while to top up $30 for unlimited glasses of their Wine of the Month, featuring only sustainable, biodynamic, organic or vegan wines.
Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.
5 Fraser Street
Tel: +65 64081288
Nearest MRT: Bugis (DT Line, EW Line)
Daily: 1030am - 10pm
1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit D. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]