Unsure of what you can or cannot eat on your diet? 3-week old Kipos Gourmet is a takeaway joint located at Tanjong Pagar Centre, which caters to specific diets or various dietary needs. This concept is brought over from Australia to Singapore by the owner of Kipos, Bryan Thio (who was really friendly).
All the meats used are freshly flown-in, so you can be 100% guaranteed that you’ll be receiving the freshest ingredients! At Kipos, you can place your orders through the cashier or via a fuss-free, self-ordering kiosk. What’s more, Kipos uses biodegradable Biopak utensils and containers, so you can rest assured your takeaway containers won’t be harming the environment.
I’m not a huge salad lover, so when I do eat them, they better be good. As one who have tried many diets, I know how much preparation it takes to plan meals. Kipos removes the effort and fuss from meal prep, so you can stick to your diet without breaking a sweat.
We went ahead and ordered 2 of their signature bowls, The Paleo Bowl with Sous Vide Free Range Chicken and The Keto Bowl with Norwegian Salmon Sashimi. If chicken and salmon sashimi aren’t your thing, Tofu, Tuna Sashimi and Aburi Salmon with Mentaiko are also available.
Otherwise, you could also choose to customize your own bowl with the Build Your Own Bowl(from $10) order chit. BYOB by choosing up to 2 Bases, 5 Greens, 3 Crunches with a protein and a dressing, finally Luxing It Up with either onsen egg, golden pillow tamago, salted egg yolk crunch, seaweed salad, mango salsa or guacamole. Two of their best-selling dressings are the Truffle Shoyu and Spicy Mayo.
What’s a Paleo diet? ‘If a caveman didn’t eat it, neither should you.’ The Paleo Bowl ($12) is served with Sous Vide Chicken, topped with edamame, bell pepper, roasted almonds, hemp seeds, nori, onsen egg and drenched in Truffle Shoyu dressing.
For those of you who are wondering, Sous Vide is a method used by high-end restaurants to cook food to the desired level of doneness. Nutritional yeast seasoning was sprinkled on for flavour enhancement and what’s interesting is that it’s gluten-free and vegan-friendly.
Taking my first bite with a little bit of everything, the first thing that struck me was the Truffle Shoyu dressing – slightly garlicky, earthy, savoury with a deep musky aroma. The tender and succulent chicken breast paired well with the runny onsen egg.
Additionally, the finely-shredded vegetables added a crunchy, light and refreshing element to each bite. The nori also complements really well with the other ingredients (if you’re going for the BYOB, I’d recommend adding it as one of your crunches). The different layers of textures and flavours blended well together to produce a harmonious mix of flavours. My pick!
Pro tip: Mix the ingredients well to get the dressing evenly distributed.
‘A keto diet is a low-carb diet, which forces the body into burning fats instead of carbohydrates.’ The Keto Bowl ($14) is served with Salmon Sashimi, topped with spinach, radish, flaxseed, guacamole, sprinkled with tobiko and drizzled with the Spicy Mayo dressing.
Diving into the bowl, the first thing that hit me again was, of course, the dressing. The Spicy Mayo has a kick to it and it evokes a tangy intraoral sensation. Definitely perked me up. Don’t worry about it being too spicy though, the spiciness subsided right after the first bite. This bowl, as compared to The Paleo Bowl, is much more creamy and thick in consistency.
The salmon tasted like it just came straight out of the sea, mmm… There’s a crunch to every bite of the spinach, cucumber and broccoli. Did you know? Pink radishes are great for the circulatory system, with properties that increase blood oxygen. The tobiko lends a wonderful burst in your mouth! Everything just gels together like a dream.
Wash everything down with the Organic Mixed Berries Iced Tea ($4), which was mild, subtle, infused with a minty and flowery aroma. This uniquely-flavoured tea originated from a plantation in southern India owned by Stanley Soon and Ajay Raghuraman. Kipos is currently having a promotion on their Organic Iced Fruit Tea at $2.50 with a complimentary mason jar.
What I really like about Kipos Gourmet is that they’re REALLY generous with their meat portions. Their protein bowls are hearty, rich in flavour and full of nutritional goodness. There are salads out there that I dread eating and this is definitely not one of them. If you’re a beginner to healthy eating, Kipos is a good bridge to slowly ease your way into it!
Address: 7 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre, Unit B2-19, S078884
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11 am – 8.30 pm , Saturday 11 am – 3.30 pm
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This was a food tasting at Kipos Gourmet. Reviewed by You Hui
Kipos Gourmet is not a halal eatery.