If you are even remotely into healthy dining (even if it’s once in a blue moon), you’d have heard of Cedele by The Bakery Depot. If you don’t, then now you do haha. It’s been around for 16 years, and I’ve been a HUGE fan since my sec school/JC days! Super love this home-grown brand!
Don’t think that Cedele = sandwiches and soups. It’s got a lot to offer and more. There’s starters (I have to admit, while the mini veggie patties were delicious, they were too expensive at almost $3 a pop!), hearty salad meals, pasta (awesome that there’s a choice between regular or wholewheat carbs!), proper mains, and even all-day breakfast! Be assured that whatever is on the menu is free of trans fat, preservatives, chemical emulsifiers and additives. Every ingredient on the plate is not there by accident; it’s purposeful, be it to add flavour and/or nutrition.
To be honest, I thought most of the items on the tasting menu we had were too… Safe. No impact. Then again, I’m biased cuz I’ve already found my favourite dish and had it for lunch/dinner (again) twice this week! Totally hooked on the yummy portobello-tofu-quinoa “vroomz”! Label me boring all you want, I don’t care haha. Oh ya, one dish which did stand out was the creamy paprika prawn risotto, absolutely delish, even on the subsequent visit! Shocking that I’d pick this as the best dish of the night cuz I’m so not a rice girl. Next was the black pepper crab pasta, which looked bland but flavours were good. Other than those two, the rest was healthy-nice but like I said, no impact. I’d happily stick to my vroomz and beetroot burger anytime!
We were presented with a dessert platter of cakes, such an excellent idea which should be incorporated into the main menu! First timers must try the carrot walnut, which is still my benchmark for a wholesome carrot cake after all these years. Okie, I don’t practise what I preach, because I remember my first ever Cedele cake was the chocolate truffle, followed by chocolate banana espresso. Gotta love Cedele for churning out consistently good cakes! Don’t care much for the strawberry rose, red velvet, and especially the blueberry cheesecake simply cuz I don’t like cheesecakes. Now, I’ve saved the best for the last: black sesame cake with exotic tahini frosting, my favourite! <3
Burmese Shan Tofu ($8.90++)
warm tofu salad, homemade garlic and onion flakes, coriander leaves, balsamic dressing
Chicken & Walnut Grilled & Greens Salad Meal ($15++)
grilled chicken, californian walnuts, housemade orange wholegrain mustard dressing
Vegetarian Stacks ($18++)
grilled vegetarian stacks of eggplant, wild mushrooms, red pepper and potato kumara cake, tomato coulis scented with marjoram
Prawn Paprika Risotto ($17.90++)
grilled prawns spiced with paprika, roasted pumpkin arborio rice
Black Pepper Crab Pasta ($17.50++)
spiced soft shell crab, curry leaves
Lemongrass & Lime Fish Pasta ($17.90++)
grilled sea bass, chilli/lemongrass/lime-infused olive oil, tomato salsa, edamame beans
chocolate banana espresso, blueberry hazelnut cheesecake, carrot walnut, strawberry rose cake, red velvet, black sesame tahini
Thank you, Venny and Leen from Touch and Joanne from Cedele, for inviting and hosting!
#01-01/02, Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade