- There's no thyme to waste. Lettuce celebrate.
They say food is like fashion - you can be the hottest thing today, but on the way out the next. From churros to chia seeds, we foodies have seen fads go as quickly as they came. But if there was one dish that has withstood the test of time and transformed from soggy sidekick to scrumptious superstar, it would have to be the unassuming salad. In celebration of National Salad Month this May, the nation's most loved food delivery service, Deliveroo, dove knee-deep into data to uncover the green-crunching habits of Singaporeans.
Singaporeans always start off strong, with the most number of salad orders coming in on Mondays – probably an attempt to compensate for indulgent feasting over the weekend. These leafy bowls are most favoured during lunch time, with 35% of orders clocked between 12:00pm to 2:30pm. Unsurprisingly, the largest numbers of herbivores (whether by choice or circumstance) can be found in the Central Business District, who have undeniably been the most generous contributors in stimulating the salad sector.
In fact, it is pretty amazing how much salad has been ordered in 2019 alone. Within the first four months of the year, Deliveroo has already chalked over 13,000 orders (close to 110 bowls each day) of Maki-San's Mega San Salad, a DIY salad bowl! Trailing behind it is the classic Caesar Salad, a fan favourite amongst traditionalists, followed closely by the Sashimi Salad. With stats like these, it's no wonder why salad bar runners often find it hard to romaine calm.
And interestingly, despite the rise of creative salad dressings concocted with the likes of yuzu, turmeric and lemon-mustard, the number one condiment of choice remains the classic vinaigrette. What can we say? Sometimes simple works better.
And there you have it - everything you need to know about how Singaporeans eat their greens. Does anyone carrot all? Beets us, but hey, at least you know we went above the kale of duty. And if you still scratch your head every time you fill out an order, check out of some Deliveroo's top picks for a fuss-free fix:
- The Super Salad by Shake Farm
- Hormone free chicken breast or tuna salsa mix, homemade tahini hummus, hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, chia seeds, raisins, toasted coconut, homemade balsamic dressing, mixed leaves.
- Superfood Salad by Carrotsticks and Cravings
- Quinoa, hummus, sunflower seeds, roasted almonds, cherry tomato, avo, greens, broccoli, pomegranate, citrus herb dressing.
- Superfood Kale Salad by Artisan Boulangerie Co.
- Lettuce, kale, quinoa, feta, cranberries, edamame, pecans, apple and lemon dressing, served with toast of the day.
Grains & Greens
- The Guardian by VIOS by Blu Kouzina
- Organic spinach, quinoa, tzatziki, eggplant dip, chicken breast, carrot, pan seared broccoli, parsley, spicy harissa sauce, Greek vinaigrette with organic evoo, oil, and oregano.
- Vegan Salad by Delismith
- Baked beetroot, roasted Japanese pumpkin, toasted freekeh, raisins, pickled cucumber, red onion, kale, baby spinach & rocket, toasted almond flakes, apple cider vinaigrette.
- PS House Salad by PS.Cafe
- Fresh greens, rocket, cherry tomato, cucumber, edamame, ginger miso chilli dressing.
- Florina Salad by Souvlaki Bar by Fotia
- Roasted Florina peppers, San Marsano cherry tomatoes, crispy pita bread, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, balsamic vinegar topped with grilled manouri cheese.
- Warm Moroccan Lamb Salad by Sumo Salad
- Lemon & herb marinated lamb, chickpeas, pumpkin, roasted red capsicum, coriander & red onion, dressed on a bed of mixed leaf lettuce with lemon spiced dressing.
- Jai Ho by Salad Stop!
- Romaine, free-roaming tandoori chicken, warm spiced chickpeas, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber, indian spiced yoghurt, red pepper hummus.