Toss & Turn (takeout)

Back from the weekend and it sure was a good break even though it’s just physical absence from the office, being on a course that shortened the work-week of sorts and then led me straight into the weekend. I know it can be just a state of mind, how we feel about the office, the environment, the people, the work, and so on and so forth, but extravaneous factors can contribute to the overall feeling despite of what we personally feel inside.

Anyway, the last time I visited Toss & Turn, I said it was highly likely that I will return, and indeed I did! I was googling around for it online and did read some not-so-good reviews about it because of the price and choice, but it works pretty well for me where a salad is concerned. In Orchard, I think the options can be fairly limited if I am looking for a salad for takeout. Well, cafes nearby do sell salads too but those are generally crafted versions that do not offer me the choice to mix-and-match with only items that I am keen to have.

Last Monday night, I decided to drop in for a takeout to bring to class. It can be a bit messier to have a salad as compared to just buying a bread/sandwich because it does require some effort to concentrate on slicing the greens and chewing them, making sure that I don’t spill the contents of the plastic container onto the table or my materials, so this option will be only for when I have the luxury of time before class to eat. 20130918-132747.jpg

Again I ordered the small portion at S$7.80 and made my own concoction. For the base this time, I chose the greens instead of the noodles because honestly just the noodles alone are enough for dinner already! For the protein/deli, I picked roast chicken again and then kumara (a type of sweet potatoes), which I really liked! Topped it off with edamame beans and dried cranberries. I also decided to drizzle some sesame plum dressing onto the salad because I was wondering if it will be too dry with just the greens. It was ok but only because I didn’t put too much otherwise it might make the whole thing a bit too sweet/sticky. The cranberries already gave the salad the sweetness to balance out other tastes, so perhaps olive oil would suffice for the greens for the next time!

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