The rise of healthy cafes in Singapore providing natural and organic eats has changed our perception towards healthy grub. While we love the occasional indulgence (who doesn’t?), we also enjoy guilt-free alternatives that allow us to stick to our fitness plans.
Taking over the former spot of One Man Coffee at myVillage in Serangoon Gardens, Staple Food aims to provide nutritious, yet gratifying meals that do not compromise on taste—using only fresh ingredients so from reliable suppliers. The cafe has a curated food menu but diners can customise their own bowl to suit their personal dietary needs.
If you fancy wholesome and well-sourced food, Staple Food is a great place to stop by for a quick lunch for those who work around the area.
Located in the basement of myVillage, Staple Food is a rather small cafe but the spacious table arrangement allows patrons to move around freely without having to squeeze with the crowd. The addition of striking red and yellow chairs and a neon sign makes it a fun and casual place to hand out with your mates.
Diners are presented with two menus upon sitting down—the main menu allows you to choose among savoury options such as sandwiches, mains and pasta that are mostly below S$20.
If you are keen on creating your own bowl, the cafe also has a separate menu where can opt for your own portion size, base, protein, topping and dressing.
Their Skinny Bowl (S$12) came with one base, one protein, three toppings and one dressing. We decided to pick cha soba for the base and topped it up with sliced beef tenderloin (+S$2), corn, steamed sweet potato, poached egg and a drizzle of roasted sesame.
The dish is stripped down and unpretentious, leveraging mostly on good produce and simple culinary techniques—we particularly enjoyed the tender and juicy beef slices which were well-seasoned.
If you are not up for greens or healthy bites that day, fret not because Staple Food’s menu is complemented by a fine range of delectable mains and pasta dishes that will leave you satisfied.
Out of the four pasta choices, we went for their Salted Egg Yolk Soft Shell Crab (S$16). Staple Food nailed it perfectly—whether in terms of its stunning appearance or the taste. The deep-fried crab and pasta were doused in a generous portion of salted egg sauce so every mouthful is full of creamy and spicy goodness.
1 Maju Avenue
Tel: +65 6634 1181
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon