Though I like green, I am not a big fan of salad. This is always the last thing I would choose to have it as a meal. Nonetheless, once in a while, I wouldn’t mind eating clean as such I turned to Toss And Turn Salad Bar By Cedele at VivoCity one fine day. And that was during Lent 2016. Oh ya, of all. I am sure the Catholic reader(s) might be giggling. For the benefits of my non-Catholic readers, Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter Sunday. This is a penitential period with prayers, alms giving and abstinence. So during this period abstinent from meat and so on is encouraged. Ya, so I was at Toss & Turn.
The outlet at ViVoCity looks relatively huge, contributed by the high ceiling. It has a yellow tiles top communal table. It is kind of in the centre of the space and is surrounded by normal dinning tables and chairs.
Since it is a salad bar, the highlight is of course Salad. Either the Regular Salad ($10.50) or with Hot Mains ($12.80). Diners could get it as a set with either a drink (orange juice or iced tea) or with a small or large soup.
And others include the wraps, sandwiches and soup. Since it is by Cedele, you could expect to find the Cedele Cakes. Drinks such as coffee, fruit juice and smoothies (only available at the VivoCity outlet).
As Salad is the main draw at Toss & Turn, I dived into the Salad Bar at my first visit. I went for the Regular Salad where I get to choose 1 base, that’s the carbohydrates, from a selection of Cous Cous, Rice, Rice, Pasta and Soba (add $1). Option of greens are either the Green Mix or Baby Spinach.
Next choose 2 Deli for Reg Salad. Some options available are olive, tuna, ham, sausages, omelette, goat cheese, smoked salmon.
Finally choose 4 veggies or crunch from a selection about 20 options. And 4 dressings to choose from; Honey Mustard, Plum Sesame, Cesar and Island Paprika dressing and Pomegranate.
If diner opt for Hot Mains, diner get 1 deli instead of 2 and a hot mains. There are 4 options; Peri Peri Chicken, Tomato Beef Balls, Teriyaki Chicken Fillet and Pork Carnitas.
The Meatball in Tomato Sauce was lightly tomato flavoured which is good for me and it has a nice scent of herb.
In case, you are interested to know what are my selection for the salad, here it is. All the bowls are pretty similar. For base, I tried it with the Cous Cous, also with Rice and Pasta. Rice was flavourful with wolfberry. Strangely it was a little mushy but yet the grain was considerably firm. Pasta was al dente and tasty with pepper flavour. Cous Cous was in its natural taste.
For deli, I never failed to choose the Goat Cheese and once the Smoked Salmon, the ham and once chicken. Coming to the Veggies and Crunch, all were the same. I have the Sweet Potato, Alfalfa Sprout, Cranberry and Mixed seeds and nuts. Lastly the dressing, once with the Honey Mustard dressing, the other with Plum Sesame which is more sour and also with Pomegranate which has a good balance of sweet and sour elements while the Island Parika which has a mild flavour. Lastly was the Caesar dressing, which was mainly sourish with a mild creaminess which didn’t impress me.
Toss & Turn offers 3 vegetarian and 7 non-vegetarian sandwiches option. The 3 vegetarian sandwiches are Beetroot Burger & Avocado; Kumara, Tofu, Aubergine & Carrot and Mushroom Cheese Melt. The last was what I tried.
The Mushroom Cheese Melt ($7.50) was too healthy for me. All the ingredients tasted so natural. There isn’t much sauce or condiments to enhance the taste.
While the 7 non-vegetarian sandwiches are Rosemary Chicken Sandwich ($8.50), Roast Chicken Avocado ($9.50), Teriyaki Chicken, Eggplant & Cucumber ($9.50), Beef Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Cheese & Mustard ($8.50), Ham, Cheese & Mustard (8.50), Smoked Salmon, Onion & Cucumber ($8.50), Prawn, Avocado & Cheese ($9.50).
The Rosemary Chicken Sandwich was rather bland. It seems the chicken was mainly breast meat. The flavours were contributed first by the mayonnaise spread and largely from the cranberry. It was a healthy sandwich. Diners could get a set with soup by adding $3.50.
Each day, there are about 4 selection of soup. I tried the Boston Clam Chowder and on another occasion, I tried the Grilled Pepper Tomato Soup.
The Boston Clam soup wasn’t creamy but rich with vegetables sweetness and potato flavour but lacking of clam aroma.
I thought well of the Grilled Pepper Tomato Soup even though I am not a tomato soup fan. With the grilled pepper added into the tomato soup, the lightly pepper fragrance complemented the tomato flavour to the max.
For Tea, diners can turn to the Cake Set ($8.50). Diner could choose any slice of cake and tea or coffee (black / white).
I like the selections of ingredients for the salad. The salad dressing was the key to increase the taste experience of each bowl of salad. The food provided by Toss & Turn Salad Bar By Cedele was healthy and delish.
My favourite ingredients for the regular salad is Cous Cous, Goat Cheese with any other cold proteins plus dried cranberry, mixed seeds, alfalfa sprouts and sweet potato with pomegranate dressing.
Toss And Turn Salad Bar By Cedele
1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-113/114 Vivo City, Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6221 1396
Daily 1100 to 2200
- Circle line & Northeast Line, HarbourFront Station
- alight at or opposite Vivocity 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 197, 855, RWS8