Sunday, December 08, 2013

The Salad Shop at UOB Plaza 2

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A third shop selling salad in the Raffles Place area is The Salad Shop at UOB Plaza 2. Its location is not very obvious, as it is at the back of the building facing the river. But all you have to do is to take the road in-between Standard Chartered building and UOB Plaza 2, towards the river, then turn left, and you're there.

If you like freedom of choice as to what goes into your salads, The Salad Shop is the place for you. As you can see from the order chit below, there are three sizes of salads you can opt for: Rabbit ($8), Zebra ($10) and Elephant ($12). I am not sure who could survive on Rabbit unless they are non-Paleo and select a "main feed" of pasta, potatoes, brown rice or cous cous. If you are Paleo, you will probably have to get, and will want to get, the elephant size, for added protein.

As compared to SaladStop!, a wider range of ingredients are available at The Salad Shop. However, the size of the plastic container (for takeaways) and the size of the salad is only around 3/5 of what you would get at SaladStop!, for the same price.

The salad I ordered below was Elephant size, and comprised mixed lettuce, beetroot, mixed peppers, onion, black olives, jalapenos, boiled egg, avocado, roasted tomato, chicken tikka and roasted chicken.

The ingredients were fresh, but frankly the salad tasted ordinary. Just looking at the picture of the salad again, I remember how unsubstantial it was - slightly more than what I received at The Green Bar, but still not enough to fill a hungry animal who does intermittent fasting. It would probably work as an appetizer, but to have felt satisfied I would have needed 3x that portion size.

Another matter to bear in mind are their closing hours. The Salad Shop closes at 6pm from Mondays to Thursdays, and at 5pm on Fridays. I am unable to remember the exact time, but they stop taking orders between 15 to 30 minutes before closing. So if you want some salad for dinner, do go at least 35 minutes before they close to place your order. (I enquired and they have no intention of extending their operating hours.)

The Salad Shop

Opening hours:   
Mon to Thurs : 8am - 6pm
Fri : 8am - 5pm

80 Raffles Place
#01-20, UOB Plaza 2
Singapore 048624

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