Our Top 3 Freshest Salad Bowls To Fuel You Up In The Summer Heat
Who said you have to be a goat to love greens? Just like rice, bread, and pasta, salad bowls can serve as a delicious canvas to toss and combine a lot of different ingredients to your liking. Here are our top three salad bowls worth munching on all summer long.
1. Tuna San by SALAD STOP!
Salad Stop!’s toppings counter
Because of its wide range of bowls and wraps, Salad Stop! is now the first and largest healthy food chain in Asia. With over 60 fresh ingredients and 18 homemade dressings, Salad Stop!’s well-crafted menu can definitely help you achieve that strong and healthy beach bod you’ve been dying to have. And because their ingredients are delivered every morning, you’re sure that what you’re eating is fresh!
Turn Japanese with one of their signature salad bowls—the Tuna San. It consists of romaine lettuce, avocado, edamame, cherry tomatoes, mandarin orange, sesame seeds, and seared tuna topped with wasabi honey soy. The slightly seared tuna gives off a smoky flavor balanced out by the crunchiness of the edemame and the citrus notes of the mandarin oranges.Salad Stop! is located at the 2/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall; 8 Missouri Street, North East Greenhills; 3/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell; LG/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, BGC; G/F 100 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village; G/F Glorietta 2; ATC Corporate Center, Alabang Town Center; and Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, BGC. Check out their FB page: facebook.com/SaladStop/
2. Gangnam Style by POKE/POKE
Poke/Poke at SM Aura Food on Four
Think of a poke bowl like deconstructed sushi. Light flavors, an abundance of colors, yet surprisingly filling.
Groove with Poke/Poke’s Gangnam Style
Poke/Poke has nine signature flavors to choose from. For the uninitiated in the world of poke bowls, go basic—salmon, tuna, onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes. But if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, get the Gangnam Style. This colorful bowl of freshness is a mix of salmon, kani, cucumber, and ripe mangoes, drizzled with sesame dressing as well as kimchi and sriracha aioli for a little extra heat.Poke/Poke is located at the 2/F SM Megamall; Atrium, L/G Estancia Mall; 8 Missouri Street, North East Greenhills; and 4/F Food on Four, SM Aura BGC. Check out their FB page: facebook.com/pokepokemanila/
3. Baka Bowl by BERDE BOWLS
Berde Bowl’s clean, modern interiors
Berde Bowls was created by a group of young professionals to address the importance of eating healthy, fast, and delicious meals while you’re on the go in the metro. Eating healthy is a bit mind boggling and calorie counting can be stressful and confusing, but Berde Bowls aims to fill you up without adding much to your count. This Pinoy salad joint is like a leveled up karinderya that upgrades local Filipino dishes by turning them into healthier alternatives for its customers.
The Baka Bowl is made with beef adobo, calamansi singkamas slaw, crispy shallots, and your choice of white rice, red rice, or greens. Not only is it made with purely local ingredients, it also has the complete nutrients that the body needs.Berde Bowls is located at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati Avenue, Makati. Check out their FB page: facebook.com/berdebowls/
There’s no need to fret if you’re not feeling anything that’s on their menu because all three salad joints let their customers customize their bowl depending on their cravings. Eat good to feel good. Whoever says salads are sad food never had a meal at any of these spots. Head on over to your nearest salad joint and reward yourself with a refreshing, healthy, and clean bowl (or two) this summer.
Photos by Chris Clemente