The demand for quinoa has risen in recent years, rising as a new superfood among those on diet and the health-conscious people.
Low on calories and fats and prevents diabetes and hypertension, it is no wonder why this grain is becoming so popular.
Here is a list of places in Singapore which you can find delicious and healthy bowls of quinoa to satisfy both your health and taste buds.
1. Red Baron
Inspired by the local dish Nasi Goreng, the white rice is replaced with quinoa, served with prawns, chicken and topped with sunny side up and ikan bilis. This unique spin-off is loved by many because it’s healthy and delicious.
Red Baron, 45 Malan Rd, Singapore 109455
2. The Living Cafe & Deli
Known for its Quinoa veggie burger, it is a dish suitable for vegans and those on diet. Served with carrot, celery, spinach, bell pepper sauce, onion, mushrooms, basil, balsamic reduction, and raw cashew mayo, it probably has all the nutrients you need for the day.
779 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269758
3. COO Bistro
The popular quinoa dish served here is called the COO Bistro Quinoa, which is boiled quinoa served with ingredients such as lettuce, pistachio and pomegranate. Just looking at the colourful bowl will make you hungry.
259 Outram Rd, Singapore 169056
4. DW Workshop
A bowl of red quinoa here is served with roasted vegetables and premium meats, making it flavourful and colourful. Who says you can’t indulge in good food when you are on a diet?
41 Rochester Drive, 138582
5. Grain Traders
Though people are mostly there for quinoa, they also offer other bases such as white rice, salad greens and soba noodles. Even its chicken breast tastes awesome.
#01-01/02/03 138 Market Street CapitaGreen Singapore 048946 / #01-03/04 100 Tras Street 100 AM Mall Singapore 079027
Monday to Friday: 8 AM – 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11AM – 8PM (100AM only)
6. Ninja Bowl
The quinoa bowl served here comes with a range of Japanese ingredients such as torched pork belly and grilled eels. If you want something special, you can also try their garlic-friend quinoa with tuna tataki(seared and marinated tuna).
15 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089481
7. Real Food
Real Food is a heaven for vegan, with a wide variety for customers to choose from. Some of the favourites there are the quinoa salad, baked quinoa and fried vermicelli, which are recommended by many.
110 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239549
8. Loving hut
This is another impressive restaurant for vegans or those who are looking at low calories meal. Many of its dishes such as Nyonya Laksa and Almond Crumb Fillet are below 500 calories. If you are there for quinoa, then try the quinoa burger.
229 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01, 427489
11.30AM-3PM / 6PM-9.30PM
9. Kitchen by Food Rebel
Influenced by both Asian and Western cuisines, Kitchen by Food Rebel offers a wide range of healthy food, the buddha bowls being the most popular choice. They also offer organic salads as well as cakes that are gluten and sugar-free.
28 Stanley St, Singapore 068737
10. The Daily Roundup
Though famous for its crepes, its quinoa salad is great as well. If you are looking for something light or a simple tea break, this is the place to go to.
#01-02, 1 Keong Saik Rd, 089109
If you are in the mood for some healthy food, these are some of the places you can visit, not only to eat healthily but also eat deliciously.
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