Going for a staycation? These Singapore hotels offer healthy, yummy dishes that will satisfy you without busting your diet plan.
Staycations are always a good idea, especially if you’re in dire need to destress and take a break. But for those watching your waistline, all-you-can-eat bacon and croissants at breakfast buffets and luxurious champagne brunches might be a temptation too great to resist.
At these hotels, you can find healthier and more wholesome options – ready to support you and your clean-eating goals.
Andaz Singapore: Icehaus @ Alley on 25
This DIY superfood salad lounge on the 25th level of Andaz Singapore offers a smorgasbord of fresh veggies, from romaine lettuce to kale, alongside complex carbs like sweet potato and quinoa that are great for keeping you full for a longer period of time.
Over at the protein zone, tuna, ham, chicken, cage-free eggs and Italian mortadella sausage are displayed on rotation. There are also nutrient-rich superfood toppings like flax seeds and chia seeds. Still hungry? Don’t miss their home-made soup of the day and bread from Tiong Bahru Bakery.
Swing by during dinner for a wider range of proteins such as smoked salmon and tiger prawns, as well as more cheese options like brie and Fourme d’ambert (a type of French blue cheese) to fill your cheese board.
Info: The DIY superfood salad buffet is available on weekdays during lunch ($18++, 12-3pm) and dinner ($28++, 6-10pm). All-day dining a la carte and lunch set menus are also available. To find out more, go to andazsingapore.com or call 6408-1288.
Hilton Singapore: Verde Kitchen
Priding itself on serving “real food, full of natural flavours”, this new restaurant in Hilton Singapore offers salads with superfoods and healthier versions of South-East Asian dishes. They use sustainably-sourced ingredients, and even grow their own leafy vegetables at the hotel’s vertical garden.
Just finished your morning workout? Refuel with Verde Kitchen’s Protein & Nuts Recovery Smoothie ($13) made with nutrient-rich almond milk, banana and whey protein. For mains, you won’t go wrong with the Organic Basil-crusted Glacier 51 Tooth Fish ($38). The cod fish comes with a side of locally grown mushrooms, potatoes and a natural thyme jus.
You can count on the culinary team to keep your sugar, salt and saturated fat levels in check as they are trained in healthier cooking methods and practices. For instance, both the Flourless Chocolate Cake ($14) and Homemade Gula Melaka Ice Cream ($14) with chendol, attap seeds, red beans and coconut milk aren’t overwhelmingly rich or sweet – good enough as a relatively guilt-free dessert treat.
Tip: It’s hidden in a corner on the second level, so ask a hotel staff to guide you there if you’re not up for a hunt.
Info: Open from 10:30am – 5:30pm (Mondays to Saturdays). To find out more, call 6730-3397 or email VerdeKitchen@hilton.com.
Yotel Singapore: Grains & Hops Restaurant and Bar
For your grain bowl fix, head to Yotel Singapore’s all-day dining restaurant, which offers nine rice bowls topped with flavourful skewers.
There are four types of grains: multigrain, basmati, garlic quinoa and Grains & Hops’ signature purple sticky rice – an antioxidant-rich grain that is naturally gluten-free. For a healthier meal, go for grilled options such as the Grilled Miso Salmon Fish ($20) or Grilled Chicken ($16) that come with a multigrain rice base and a house salad. For meatless Mondays, opt for the Vegetarian ($14) bowl, with grilled button mushrooms, zucchini, and semi-dried tomato polenta skewers, and aged balsamic dressing on basmati rice.
Info: Open from 6.30am-11pm (Sundays to Thursdays) and 6.30am-12am (Fridays, Saturdays, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays). To find out more, go to www.yotel.com/en/hotels/yotel-singapore or call 6866-8067.