"As healthy as you wanna be."
She referred us to Doc Green’s. Perhaps the future doctor was trying to drop a hint. That I was beyond repair. Nevertheless, the appointment was not in vain. In fact, it was quite sumptuous.
In times when going fashionably organic defines the contemporary healthy lifestyle, Doc Green's still banks on good old fresh ingredients and varieties (plus healthy cooking methods) to keep those years coming. A gush of wind blew in my mind. Probably a subway just passed me by.
I am not fashionable. My tastebuds are laughing at me.
Chicken Breast With Ham And Cheese, served with Home-made Thai Sweet Sauce (S$10.90). A healthier Cordon Bleu, I feel. Much healthier. Tender, the breast blended well with the ham and cheese. The Thai sauce was quite bland, a dash of pepper and salt (when the future doctor turned to talk to her other half) made it more flavoursome. The side of Dr. Breeks Salad, which comprised of a selection of greens and drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette, gave the dish a good contrast.
The future doctor seemed to understand my sickness. Well, one of it. Photography skills deficiency. Symptoms include sighs, curses and growling stomachs. There is no cure for this but her (and partner’s) patience did sooth me lots.
Char Grilled Salmon (8 oz – S$19.90). Flaky and soft, the piece of fish was well-cooked. Consisted of colourful ingredients such as baby spinach, almond flakes, grapes and oranges, the Dr. Fruitty Salad (as a side) was visually appetizing.
Going healthy without having my ego bruised came in form of the Italian Chicken Leg & Quarter Back Ribs (S$18.90). Consisted of two types of meat with the most sinful of the three choices of sides, Dr. Caesar, it was a dark angel. Almost. The ribs were tender and sweet. With a touch of savouriness, it was good. The leg was moist and tender but came rather bland. And cold. Dr. Caesar tasted alright, with the right amount of cheese, croutons and romaine lettuce.
A little research on the net later revealed that this restaurant is more famous for its salad. If one can barter tad blandness for good service and ambiance, then go ahead and make an appointment with Doc Green. It is afterall, “Healthier Dining”, as described by the Singapore Health Promotion Board.
After the healthy dinner, we headed for desserts. So the healthy.
1 Harbour Front Walk
Tel: (+65) 68201860