Who would’ve thought that we would be obsessing over salad? Certainly not me. But the recent SaladStop opening at Ayala Center Cebu has totally redefined the dish for us, and we can’t help but admit that we’re hungry for more.
Founded in Singapore in 2009, SaladStop was conceptualized to change the way we look at healthy eating, and our concept of fast food. It goes way beyond just having a bowl of vegetables–the produce is all sourced locally, to ensure its freshness and to help local enterprises. The dressings are created in-house–this way, SaladStop can guarantee that only natural ingredients go into every dish served.
Although you could very well go the choose-your-own route and stack your bowl (or wrap, for that matter) with your ingredients of choice, the Signature Salads are just as enjoyable. With a variety that includes Asian references and new takes on salad staples, the signatures are a great way for neophytes to jump into the healthy eating journey. Be warned though–they’re so good, you’re probably going to be ordering the same thing on your next visit.
If you’re still not sure where to start, here are three of our favorite Signature Salads:
OH CRAB LAH
Paying homage to the brand’s roots, this crowd favorite features the Sinagpore chili crab for an flavorful kick. The distinct flavors are complemented with romaine lettuce, vermicelli, cherry tomatoes and red onions, plus grated egg and crab sticks. The croutons (which are also made in-house) add an interesting crunch to each bite.
The Caesar Salad is something most of us have tried before, but definitely like this. In my opinion, it’s better as a wrap–the perfectly thin pita is an additional touch of texture to the bites of romaine lettuce, bacon bits, shaved parmesan, grated eggs, croutons and grilled chicken.
With flavor profiles that play on spicy and citrusy, the magic of this salad comes from the wasabi honey soy dressing, and the perfectly seared tuna on top. Rounding it up are the romaine lettuce, avocado, edamame, Mandarin orange, cherry tomatoes and sesame seeds.