Monday, June 30, 2008

Doc Green's @ Vivo City

"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.

If ever.

Doc Green’s
1 Harbour Front Walk
#02-91/92, Vivocity
Singapore 098585
Tel: (+65) 68201860

19 comments:

Kenny Mah said...

So the healthy hor? Hehehe. What's a meal without dessert to finish it off with? It'd be like bak kut teh without the, uhm, bak. Lol.

Eat now, fret later. (Or was that fat later?)

CUMI & CIKI said...

are u trying to kill me? it's nearly lunchtime and your photos are making my stomach rumble. Incidentally i just watched a short clip on "going organic" last night on TV. it was really cool and funny. They had a 'Cute Skywalker' - cucumber. And 'Obi-wan Cannoli' - pastry dessert.. and even a 'darth p'tatoe'.. the villian. very farnee! but basically eat organic!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hahah healthy eh? impossible la..i have been preaching it for 2 yrs d..look at me haha

mimid3vils said...

I think ur definition of healthy is bit weird...hehe :P

mimid3vils said...

Btw, I did attract by the back ribs... I'm a healthy person too XD

Big Boys Oven said...

gosh that chicken dish loook so delicious!

Nic (KHKL) said...

kenny, what kinda dessert are we talking about here ar? hahaha!

In an ideal world, i guess it'll be eat now, eat later. hehehe!

cumi & ciki, kill you? no way! who's gonna feed us with more great food discoveries? :) ohh, how coincidental, eh? sounds like a fun show to me..hehe

joe, i think you are hanging on quite well lar. and anything's possible, dude! hmmm, where to have lunch, eh? hehehehe...

mimi, hehehe....well, grilled meat and fresh vegetables are ok lar, right? hehe...the back ribs were nice. you go organic as well? ;)

big boys oven, yupe, i agree! especially when it's paired with the back ribs, right? and some greens as well since it's doc green..hehe

Jun said...

oh u naughty naughty boy! *wags finger at ur salt addiction* (but of course, i'm no angel either... ;p)

J2Kfm said...

oh I just had a somewhat healthy lunch today, Shanghai-style.
but of course, compared to yours, its nothing. healthy and indulging in the same sentence? doesnt sound right huh?

PureGlutton said...

Wow...the way u described the healthiness of the food, it's almost as if u went on a detox program, haha! Great pics (as usual) :)

Nic (KHKL) said...

jun, but i dun add sugar to my drinks. (i'm not a sweet person, lol!) i guess that's healthy lar, hor? hehehe...

j2kfm, hehehe, i agree. it's all about moderation, i guess. nasi lemak for breakfast, salad for lunch lor...hehehe...

pureglutton, detox program? haha! well, i did try detoxing a few years back but i guess i'm better off sweating it out at the gym ;) thanks for the compliment on the pics!

Jason said...

Why the sudden hype for healthy food eh? Someone gained weight? :p

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I LOVE salads. You must bring me here if I ever visit. IF.

mimid3vils said...

organic...hmm..not really ;P

brad said...

a healthy and hearty meal. haha!

cheers
ladyironchef

Nic (KHKL) said...

jason, hype about health food? definitely not. but gain weight? definitely yes..haha! so fat already, me..hehehe

lyrical lemongrass, ohhh, if you ever come down here, i'll bring you everywhere lar! hmmm, when are you going to make me a salad ar?...no feta cheese, please...hehehe....

mimi, hehehe, i thought of that as well. me not organic also. but i do stick to a high fiber diet once in a while. really really once in a while. only...hehehe...

brad, it was..hehehe...i didnt realise vivocity got so many small eateries like this one. am waiting to try the little french fast food thingy... ;)

ling239 said...

why the grilled salmon u shown only the side dish leh... me want the salmon oh....:p

sc said...

erm, maybe too healthy for me ler.. i'll stick to the conventional salt and pepper; exercise more for the health part..

Nic (KHKL) said...

ling239, hehehe, i thought the salad was more interesting mah...got orange and grapes and all..hehe...but the salmon's not bad as well... ;)

sc, yay, another salt and pepper kaki! i agree, exercise is the only way to go! no pills, no frills, no nothing...just work it! ;)