Guilt-free eats at MBS

These restaurants are popular not only for their hearty fare, but also their selection of dishes for discerning diners.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Mention Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and one immediately thinks of fried chicken and waffles. But the classic American restaurant also offers a number of healthy dishes.

These range from açai and granola fruit bowls to yogurt parfait with goji berries, gluten-free waffles and fresh juice blends such as the Green Giant (a delicious medley of cucumber, celery, apple, kale and honey). All are part of its new Great American Brunch menu.

“These new additions are perfect for joggers and cyclists around the bay seeking a quick pick-me-up,” said Executive Chef Leonard Delgado.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is located at The Shoppes, Galleria Level B1-07 & L1-82

Tel: (65) 6688 9959

Adrift by David Myers

Californian-style izakaya Adrift prides itself on innovative, rich dishes such as its cheeseburger spring roll with caviar and the nifty Dragon Egg, comprising chocolate mousse, yuzu curd and soy caramel ice cream. But weight watchers need not feel that they are missing out, for Adrift’s sense of adventure also pervades its “healthier” fare.

The buttermilk snap pea salad, imaginatively served with housemade ricotta and horseradish, is a bestseller, as is the inspired persimmon and endive salad, served with lashings of deliciously tart hibiscus vinegar and sweet chili. The truffle fried rice with egg yolk and sesame, made using brown rice and quinoa for a unique flavour and a lower carb count, is another hot favourite.

“We freshened up our menu by introducing a new salad selection in December,” said Executive Chef Wayne Brown. “We are also always flexible with guests who have special dietary needs. Our menu is almost gluten free and we also have a wide range of vegetarian choices.”

Adrift by David Myers is located at Hotel Lobby, Tower 2

Tel: (65) 6688 5657

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

New York-based Black Tap has made a name for itself with its gourmet burgers and towering milkshakes. The next time you’re there, however, switch things up and try the restaurant’s burger salads, which are just as delicious as the real deal, but minus the carbs.

Black Tap leaves out the buns and uses the same greens that are paired with each burger, albeit in larger portions. “We wanted to offer something to those who may have dietary restrictions or are skipping the bread,” said owner of Black Tap, Chris Barish.

Black Tap also offers vegan and vegetarian options in the form of a vegan burger with a black bean patty, and a falafel burger served with tahini, Greek feta and hummus. Diners can also substitute their burger bun with a gluten-free roll for an additional charge.

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is located at The Shoppes, Bay Level, L1-80

Tel: (65) 6688 9957

Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen (BSK) offers four full menus to accommodate varying dietary preferences: From dairy- and gluten-free, to vegetarian and vegan. Flexibility is the name of the game here, as most of its dishes can also be tweaked to fulfil special requests.

The restaurant uses extra virgin olive oil in place of dairy products, and opts for rice flour over plain flour. It also goes the extra mile to source for special ingredients—for instance, BSK started a collaboration with a local bakery this year to supply it with bread products that are free of eggs, dairy, and gluten. Stocks, sauces and garnishes are made in-house.

Executive Chef Sabrina Stillhart affirmed that the restaurant is noticing a general trend towards healthier dining. “We’re also seeing more children with special dietary restrictions, so we do our best to make sure that they have a great meal,” she said.

Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay is located at The Shoppes, Bay Level, L1-81

Tel: (65) 6688 5665

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Adrift
Adrift
Falafel Burger Salad
Black Tap
Gluten Free Menu
Bread Street Kitchen
Adrift

Tomato Salad, Burrata Cheese, Smoked Chilli Oil

Black Tap

Falafel Burger Salad

Bread Street Kitchen

Gluten Free Menu