The Lawn Cafe (Shenton Way) – Refreshingly Different Salad
Have you had your salad today? Eating salad regularly is one of the most healthy eating habits you can adopt. After months of eating mooncakes, it is time to look at healthier options. But I don’t want to be biting on celery and carrot sticks everyday. I can’t seriously. Thankfully, salads these days come with gourmet ingredients, protein-laden cuts of meat and interesting dressing other than the usual boring olive oil.
I used to think that salad is a side dish for my meals until I tried some salad bars locally and realized that big bowl of salad can be so filling (and so healthy). There is an increase in the number of salad bars opening in Singapore in recent years. It seems like a good and healthy trend among executives to have salads during lunch. Last year when we held our Food Revolution event at The Lawn @ Biopolis, I tried their bowl of salad and love their grills. This time, I am glad to be back at their new outlet in Shenton Way to try more grills & salad!
Salads are cool, crunchy, and fun to eat (lots of textures, colors, and flavors). You can customize them to include the fruits and vegetables that appeal to you the most. At The Lawn Cafe, you can pick 5 toppings and 1 dressing, starting from as low as $9.90. Of course each bowl of salad consists of a generous portion of mesclun salad and you can choose from 26 different types of topping. I always choose the same toppings for my salad, which includes tomatoes, eggs, pasta and two other toppings depending on my mood. I love my salad to be colourful which will make my day brighter!
I would recommend you to add grills to your salad because The Lawn does pretty good grills. For me, adding grills make my salad more enticing lah. You can pick your favourite grill by paying an additional $3 for chicken/vegetables, $4 for fish/duck/prawns and $5 for beef.
Here, they have 12 types of dressing and the kind owner prepared a sample of each to let us try. Interesting dressing includes sesame ginger (which makes me feel like I am eating chicken rice), Manly Mango, Beachy Peachy, Wafu, Me So Spicy etc.
If you prefer to eat rice like me, they can also pair the grills with rice. Olive rice, side salad and 1 dressing starts from $8.90. But if you want to add grills, pay an additional $3 for chicken/vegetables, $4 for fish/duck/prawns and $5 for beef. Mushrooms are not too bad, as they have a pleasant crunch. The dory fish was a bit dry for me, I wish there was an accompanied sauce to go with it.
There are 10 grills for you to choose from which includes Char-grilled Prawns with Garlic, Char-grilled Cajun Chicken, Butter Seared Pacific Dory with Parsley Rub, Grilled Black Pepper Duck Breast, Ben’s Beef Rub, Char-grilled Mixed Mushrooms.
The beef was slightly too chewy but the flavour was great. I was actually hoping that they grill tiger prawns instead of these small prawns. Cajun chicken was surprisingly good. It was served hot and juicy.
With the opening of The Lawn at Shenton, The Lawn has also introduced some new items on the menu. On the new menu there are desserts and coffee. They had cakes from Gobi and we tried the Matcha Cake ($7.50) with generous bits of azuki beans sandwiched between layers, and Oreo Cheesecake ($7.50) with a thin Oreo cookie crust combines with creamy cheesecake filling, studded with chunks of Oreos to create a deliciously rich dessert. I think we can all agree this is a very good piece of cheesecake! Besides, you get to enjoy the tiramisu from The Tiramisu Hero! Don’t forget to grab a cup of Latte ($4.50) during your tea break!
The Lawn at Shenton
Address: 8 Shenton Way #B1-11 AXA Tower
Tel: 6534 8749
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 10.30am – 9pm