Salad bars, protein bowls aplenty in our little island, but Singaporean chef Jasper Jek shall entice you differently. Chef Jek's years of training and experiences at Michelin-starred establishments in Spain, Norway, and Singapore eventually converged into Super Simple+, where an ingredient-driven philosophy forms the staple of the concept. You might have chanced upon it in the CBD area as a takeaway format, and the latest outlet in here in Fusionpolis allows you to dine in a cosy environment.
Beef Steak, House-pickled Beetroot, Roasted Pineapple 4.5/5
Build your own Small, Medium or Large box (prices start from $9.90). My customised Large Box looked amazing. Using rump cap, the Beef Steak is by far the tastier beef I had for a protein bowl - tender with flavourful fats, and it remained easy on the jaws even after it had sat there for a while. For the base, I highly recommend Bulghur Wheat. It has the lovely, chewy bite of barley and the aromatic fragrance of brown rice. The supplements shine in their own right too. Using minimal processing to allow the natural flavours of the ingredients to shine doesn't mean merely slicing and dicing them and toss them into the salad. Still, it can also be using the best way to bring out their best, such as the house-pickled beetroot and roasted pineapple. For condiments, I reckon the fresh and fragrant Petite Herb Mix, comprising chervil, tarragon and dill will best suit the Salmon or Wild-caught Barramundi, or even the Beef Steak. To add some crunch and nuttiness into your salad, the spiced Dukkah will be ideal, especially if you have a vegetarian-protein pan-fried miso-glazed tofu.
Norwegian Salmon, Scrambled Eggs, Avocado 4/5
Wild-caught Barramundi, Mushroom medley, Herbed Zucchini 4/5
You can even create a wholesome brunch by pairing the huge slab of Norwegian Salmon with Scrambled Eggs! Slow-baked in the oven, the salmon fillet was very tender and tastes exceptionally 'clean' without the use of additional oil to sear it like what some others do. However, if you like the sear on fish skin, the Wild-caught Barramundi will win you over. Slow-cooked Chicken Breast and Tandoori Chicken Thighs are also available, both in equally big servings. The menu changes every 3 months.
As all the ingredients are prepared with minimum seasonings, one gets to fully appreciate the house-made dressings. You can taste and feel the differences between the dressings here and the store-bought ones, which can sometimes be overly sweet and leave a greasy feel in the mouth. A couple of my personal favourites are the Wasabi Sesame, made simply with ground sesame and wasabi powder, and the exquisite tasting Ponzu Dashi. The Parsley Pesto packs a punch of flavours too, excellent on Wholewheat Pasta.
For beverages, try the house-brewed ice tea, just slightly sweetened with honey.
I like Super Simple+ on its excellent quality and tasty proteins, the thoughtful efforts behind the supplements and interesting toppings. Most importantly, it fills you up without burdening your senses.
Written and photography 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.
1 Fusionpolis Place
Nearest MRT: One-North (CC Line)
Mon-Fri: 11am - 3pm, 530pm - 8pm
(Closed on Sat-Sun & PH)
1) Alight at One-North MRT station. Take Exit D. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]