I never really liked salads before. The idea of eating a bunch of green, healthy tasting stuff was not particularly appealing to me. Only when I decided that I must try to lose some weight/fat and get leaner/more muscular, that I began eating salads 2 to 3 times a week, sometimes more or less, depending on how soon a salsa performance was coming up.
And after I discovered The Lawn last year, it was easier to eat these because it overcame my biggest gripe with salads – that they were cold and not very satisfying. The idea of grilled or pan-fried meats or fish combined with fresh greens and other healthy stuff was just perfect for me.
Earlier this year, The Daily Cut opened a branch at Fusionopolis, pretty near my workplace at Buona Vista. And so I decided to give it a try, and after that, there was no turning back. The lovely chunks of succulent steak, moist chicken thigh, breast and salmon, the oozing sous vide egg, plump egg whites, yummy mushrooms and fresh avocado kept calling to me, week after week. Before I knew it, I was hooked.
Thankfully it was something healthy that I was addicted to. I then stopped eating so often at The Lawn and Saladstop and more at The Daily Cut. There was just something about the nice, substantial meals that The Daily Cut served up that made me choose it over the rest.
For S$12-$18 (or more, if you are a HUGE eater), you can take your pick of chicken thigh or breast, grilled salmon or dory, turkey breast and the most attractive of all to me, STEAK, as your protein. The Daily Cut does their steak to a proper medium rare, none of those dry brown overcooked crap.
And then there is a good choice of base – romaine, brown rice, wholewheat pasta, sweet potato – healthy stuff hallelujah – and salad toppings. There are too many topping options to list here but my favourites are avocado, cherry tomatoes, egg white, sous vide egg, sweet corn, broccoli and mushrooms, and the new addition to the menu – zucchini!
They don’t have a huge selection of sauces, but I usually try not to use too much of that anyway (healthier) and when I do I use the ginger ponzu as it has got a nice zesty bite to it, or the honey mustard or barbeque sauces. There is even olive oil, black pepper and salt for those who want something simpler.
I guess the only complaint with the Fusionopolis branch is that they can sometimes be inconsistent – over the many times my friend K (who works there) and I have been there, they’ve had many hits but also a number of misses (slightly overcooked/over-salted steak, uncharacteristically small portions, strange tasting chicken).
But other than that, and my complaint about them using plastic utensils and containers even for people dining in which they have said that they would address, I absolutely love The Daily Cut and would totally recommend it for anyone wanting to eat delicious, healthy food!
Apparently its set up by a gym and health buff, so that kind of helps (because then they understand the difficulty and pain in trying to eat healthy yet still wanting good taste) – also to fuel the body properly to build muscles, not fat.
I hear the Raffles Place branch is insanely crowded though… so brace yourselves (no they do not take reservations, its a casual dining sort of place).
The Daily Cut
1 Fusionopolis Place, #01-28/29 Galaxis
Open from Mondays to Fridays from 11.00am to 8.00pm, Saturdays from 11.00am to 4.00pm, closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
1 Raffles Place, #B1-31
Open from Mondays to Fridays from 11.00am to 3.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00am to 3.30pm.