Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie

February 17, 2015 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie
51 Telok Ayer Street
#01-11 China Square

10 Sinaran Drive
#02-01 Square 2

277 Orchard Road
#03-11 Orchard Gateway

60 Paya Lebar Road
#01-85 Paya Lebar Square

1 Vista Exchange Green
#01-48 The Star Vista

109 North Bridge Road
#01-14 Funan DigitaLife Mall

16 Enggor Street
#01-10 Icon Village

112 Robinson Road
#01-01 Robinsons 112

1 Raffles Place
#B1-16 One Raffles Place

15 Central Boulevard
#B1-04 Marina Bay Link Mall


http://www.munch.sg/


Decent Salad Bar & Rotisserie

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 6
Value for Money: 6
Spent about SGD $17 per person.


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Founded in 2005, Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie started as a small salad shop, but has since expanded islandwide, gaining a loyal following mostly amongst the young, corporate executives. Promising fresh, wholesome, healthy, yet delicious food, Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie offers over 60 different types of salads, rotated on a daily basis such that only selected salads are available on a daily basis. Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie also offers a decent / average brunch, and rotisserie items.

Ambience at Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie for their Paya Lebar outlet is dark, with very low ambient lighting or natural lighting, making the place rather unwelcoming. Most people as a result, order takeaway here. The wooden furniture is modern and semi-comfortable, but the small floor space means tables are spaced tightly. Also, the self-service area lacks napkins / serviettes. Ambience is probably the worst aspect of Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie.

Service at Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie is half self-service, half service staff assisted. Ordering, payment and collection is done at the counter, but staff help to stack your order on the plate... and with the small size plates used by Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie, it gives the visual illusion that your plate is piled high and overflowing. The service staff are also pretty helpful and knowledgable when it comes to the daily salad varieties available, they're able to provide basic descriptions of what it's made with.

Food at Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie is decent / average, to above average. I particularly like the freshness and varieties of their salads, most of which are cold salads. Sauces are light, and the overall look and taste is wholesome and rather healthy. Their rotisserie meat and fish items are average to below average, and not that great. But their coffee is pretty good, as it's supplied by Dutch Colony, you get full bodied flavours. Portions are sufficient for 1 person, and prices are comparable to most mid-range cafes, budget about SGD $17 per person for a meal.


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The interior of the Paya Lebar outlet is dark and unwelcoming, but they have quirky / cute signs hung on the walls. Most customers of this outlet prefer takeaway. At the salad bar, you're able to choose 1 meat or fish, and 1 or 2 salad items.

Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie Signage


Eat No Evil


Not Ok



The Cafe Latte (SGD $5.40) is pretty solid, with a smooth, full bodied flavour. Straight forward, not outstanding, but a decent choice of beverage.

Cafe Latte



The Hot Chocolate (SGD $4.60) had a nice chocolate flavour, but tasted like a mix of milo / hot chocolate / chocolate milk. Odd but pleasant, though the texture is a little too thin, and it wasn't as rich as I would have liked.

Hot Chocolate



The Salmon With Roasted Vegetables, Bacon & Mash (SGD $15.90) was hit and miss for me. The Salmon had nice moist fish meat and flaked off delightfully, but the skin was so tough and rubbery, it's almost impossible to cut. The Roasted Vegetables of fresh green, red, yellow bell peppers / capsicum, eggplant, and zucchini were juicy, with hints of sweet and savoury from roasting, pretty good, could be better if it was served warm. The Bacon & Mash has chunky mashed potatoes, infused with the smoky aroma of lean bacon, not too heavy, and not oily.

Salmon With Roasted Vegetables, Bacon & Mash


Salmon


Roasted Vegetables


Bacon & Mash



I liked the Roast Chicken With Chicken Caesar Salad, Young Potatoes (SGD $11.40) as a dish. The Roast Chicken was large and meaty, and more importantly, the meat was moist. But the roasting process didn't get rid of the fats, and it left the skin savoury but limp, not crisp like elsewhere. The Chicken Caesar Salad has fresh, crunchy green and red lettuce, and a generous portion of shredded chicken, in a light mayonnaise sauce. The Young Potatoes feature chunky baby potatoes mixed with a light mayonnaise sauce and diced cucumbers, served fresh and simple.

Roast Chicken With Chicken Caesar Salad, Young Potatoes


Roast Chicken


Chicken Caesar Salad


Young Potatoes



In terms of taste, the Cheesy Scrambles Shrooms (SGD $11.90) is pretty good, with a fragrant, earthy aroma from the shiitake mushrooms infused into the fluffy, creamy, eggy scrambled eggs. In terms of value though, this is the worst item to order on their menu, because for the price of SGD $12, you could order any of the other breakfast items they have, and you'll get either a larger portion, or a plate with more / different ingredients. Plus, this is something I could cook at home. Avoid this.

Cheesy Scrambles Shrooms






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