When we picture a mouthwatering meal, foods like a juicy burger with fries, char kway teow or an over-the-top sundae usually come to mind. While undoubtedly tasty, these dishes are high in calories, sugar and even in cholesterol.
But delicious indulgences can be healthy too — think salubrious soups, nutrient-packed vegetable dishes, hearty salads and light comfort food.
They can all be found at VivoCity, which is easily accessible via public transport and well-connected to the much-loved attraction, Sentosa Island. With over 100 dining options available, it is easy to recharge with a tasty meal before, during and after your shopping or sightseeing trip.
At VivoCity, feel free to oblige your inner gourmet with these healthy yet delectable picks:
“Eat green. Feel good” is Greendot’s motto.
The Asian-fusion meat-free fast casual concept restaurant was founded in 2011 on the principle that by going vegetarian once or twice a week, everyone can make a positive impact on their health, community and the environment.
As Singapore’s largest meat-free chain, Greendot aims to help people take care and love themselves by making vegetarian meals accessible and convenient for everyone.
Greendot’s culinary team constantly works with a team of nutritionists to develop menu options that are both tasty and nutritious. At Greendot, gone are the traditional ways of preparing vegetarian dishes from gluten and flour. Expect to indulge in dishes that are flavourful, yet filled with wholesome and nutritious goodness prepared from fresh, quality ingredients.
An all-time favourite is Greendot’s invigorating Angelica Herbal Noodles — the stock is brewed with over 10 Chinese herbs such as angelica and liquorice, which are said to aid in blood circulation and reduce cholesterol levels.
From now to Aug 13, order a set of Angelica Herbal Noodles with a choice of Chilled Tea with Osmanthus Jelly/ Hot Tea/ Fruity Salad at $8.90 (usual price $13.70). This offer is limited to one redemption per bill and is exclusive to Greendot’s VivoCity outlet.
So Pho, #01-171 (Opening on Jul 27, 2017)
So Pho prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients to capture the essence of authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
So Pho serves healthy and popular dishes such as Pho, Banh Xeo (Vietnamese pancake), Cha Ca La Vong (Hanoi famous Hotplate Fish Fillet with Lemongrass and Dill), Banh Mi and many more.
As an appetiser, the Summer Rolls with Prawn, Grilled Chicken & Chicken Ham are a refreshing treat, especially in Singapore’s hot weather. Each pliant Vietnamese rice paper roll is power-packed with rice vermicelli, fresh prawns, crunchy bean sprouts, basil leaves, carrots and lettuce — and paired with So Pho’s special dipping sauce.
To warm your tummy, order the Vietnamese “Pho” Sliced Beef, Brisket and Beef Balls Noodle Soup. The rich and hearty beef broth — combining chicken and beef bones with aromatic mixed herbs — is simmered for hours, then served with thinly sliced beef, beef brisket, beef balls and slippery flat rice noodles.
From July 27 to Aug 13, order an appetiser for only $2.80 (usual price $4.80) with any main course. This includes Summer Rolls with Prawns, Grilled Chicken & Chicken Ham (2pcs) or Fried Spring Rolls (2pcs). This promotion is exclusive to So Pho’s VivoCity outlet.
The Soup Spoon Union, #B2-37
An amalgamation of food and beverage brands The Soup Spoon, The Handburger, The Grill Knife and The Salad Fork, The Soup Spoon Union aims to bring wallet-friendly meals to every diner.
It takes a holistic approach to nutrition by using only fresh and zero-preservative ingredients that are natural and sustainable. Even its setting — warm wood tones and a casual vibe — encourages happy gatherings.
Get your dose of omega-3 and vitamin D with The Soup Spoon Union’s grilled Japanese Wild Caught Salmon. Pair the nutritious fish with popular sides of herbivore salad and cauliflower “rice” for a wholesome and well-balanced meal that your body will love.
From now to July 27, enjoy 15 per cent off all set items including the Japanese Wild Caught Salmon (usual price $20.70). Price stated excludes 5% service charge and 7% GST.
Toss & Turn, #01-113
From the health-savvy folks that brought you Cedele comes a whole new concept of leafy goodness. Toss & Turn loves its greens — practically living, breathing, and thinking salad.
Its motto: We’re all about healthy, happy food and turning our greens into your grins.
Get creative at the Design Your Own salad station filled with yummy hot/cold proteins, deli choices, and dressings.
Spoilt for choice? Choose from their range of signature salads, hearty soups, sandwiches, wraps and gourmet thins.
A popular favourite is Toss & Turn’s Prawn Avocado Sesame Rice salad, brimming with the goodness of prawns, avocado, mushrooms, roasted kumara (New Zealand sweet potato), corn, carrots, sprouts, cherry tomatoes and cucumber, with a splash of piquant plum dressing.
Complete your meal with a selection of fresh juices, organic teas, or for something more refreshing, grab a smoothie — available exclusively at the VivoCity outlet.
On weekday afternoons (2pm to 5pm) from now to Aug 13, grab a friend to share a Buddy Meal at $20 (usual price $30). The Buddy Meal consists of two regular Make-Your-Own salads and any two choices of a small bowl of soup, orange juice or iced tea.
Redeem a $10 Mapletree voucher
Keep your receipts after dining and shopping at VivoCity to redeem a $10 Mapletree voucher.
Till Aug 13, spend $250 (a maximum of three same-day combined receipts, including one food and beverage receipt) to redeem a $10 Mapletree voucher.
Limited to the first 150 shoppers daily on weekdays and 250 shoppers daily on weekends and public holidays.