Ever have one of those days when all you want to eat is a salad? Oh, I loooooove ’em vegetable salads! I can eat ’em every single day. And it’s not because I’m a fan of healthy eating — I could never be a vegetarian even if my life depended on it. I just really love salads! There are so many possibilities, so many things you can toss in a salad to make it even more delicious. Just the thought of it already excites me and makes my mouth water. Here are some of my unforgettable salad favorites:
Ippudo’s Fried Chicken Skin Salad (P220)
As I’ve said, I’m not a healthy eater so yes, I totally dig this combination of salad greens and sinful, lip-smacking fried chicken skin. It also has cherry tomatoes and shio tamago plus a blend of shoyu dressing and mildly spicy mayo sauce. This salad rocks!
UCC Seafood Salad (P350)
For me, this salad is a complete meal in itself. It’s very filling and super yummy! A hearty mix of salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, corn, ebiko, kani, breaded scallops and prawns served with a creamy Japanese dressing, it’s one salad that seafood lovers will truly enjoy.
UMU’s Kani Sarada (P480)
My number one favorite Japanese restaurant, UMU in Dusit Thani Manila, serves kani salad in a unique way: the crabstick is rolled in lettuce and then in very thin rice paper, thus resembling summer rolls. It comes with a side of creamy vinaigrette that really whets the appetite. So good.
Le Petit Souffle’s Sesame Crusted Tuna Salad (P345)
When my daughter saw me writing this blog post, she reminded me to include her favorite salad from French-Japanese restaurant, Le Petit Souffle. And I said, “But of course!” We’re both crazy about this Sesame Crusted Tuna Salad because everything about it brings so much happiness. Seared tuna loin, garden greens, shimeji mushrooms, tobiko, and bonito flakes served with sesame-wasabi dressing. We’re hooked!
Victorino’s Ilocos Ensalada (P250)
Victorino’s in Tomas Morato, Quezon City specializes in Ilocano regional cuisine and this Ilocos Ensalada is the restaurant’s own take on Caesar salad. Anyone who knows me on a very personal level knows that Caesar salad is my default order in many restaurants. This version is topped with crumbled bagnet instead of bacon and the dressing is deliciously creamy.
Hungry for a salad yet?