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Ninja Bowl- Healthy Japanese Donburi and Brunch

By Friday, May 06, 2016 , , , , , , ,

Healthy superfoods bowls served naked, for the naked super you. Tuck into hearty, value-for-money meals at the newest concept to hit the hip dining enclave of Duxton Road - Ninja Bowl. You lucky CBD folks now get carb-free/low-carb Japanese-inspired superfood meals, as well as delicious all day brunch items. 

Each of the 8 bowl starts out carb-free but you have the options of healthy fillers. I'd go for the super high protein White Quinoa ($3); Ninja Rice (blend of blend of vinegared Japanese pearl rice and brown rice with furikake); Garden greens for $2. 

Fans of Japanese chashu will love the Buta ($14). I thought their slices of homemade cured aburi pork belly were better than many ramen places in Singapore. That velvety blend of meat and fats with a smoky char, sweet balsamic tomatoes, sour-sweet ume-pickled apples, roasted pumpkin seasoned with seaweed flakes and sesame seeds, were gelled nicely with  a runny onsen egg. So much love for this one!
The Kabuki ($14) will make you love chicken again for the tender pieces of deboned chicken thigh are marinated in miso, soy sauce, garlic and honey. Sous-vide and then seared, expect juicy morsels accompanied by baby corn, homemade pickled beets, an onsen egg, snow peas, and a final sprinkling of fried shallots. 
The salmon poke ($16) pales in comparison after all that bursts of flavors in the other bowls. I couldn't quite taste the soy and ponzu sauce that the salmon chunks are supposedly marinated in. Each bowl comes with greens and a sprinkling of quinoa already, but I'd certainly recommend a carb base to help fill you up. Fish lovers could also tuck into bowls with pan-seared tuna tataki, or a saucey slice of unagi.
While the bowls may be what give Ninja Bowl its name, what may bowl diners over is their All Day Brunch offerings. You will see the same ingredients being used, but now paired with creamy scrambled eggs and fragrant sourdough slices. 
I had the best rendition of braised beef cheek with eggs for only $17! Certainly I would never have this dish again at Common Man. You could also have the 24h braised beef in a bowl too. 
More Japanese inspired plates with unagi on toast ($19), and that umami miso cream Hokkaido scallops and mussels ($18). Make sure you soak up all that goodness with the bread. The latter works perfectly as a dinner starter. Love!
Definitely have the Fancy French ($16), a homemade fig jam filled buttery brioche. Oh that light woody cinnamon scent, salty-sour umeboshi (pickled plum) infused honey, and the homemade hazelnut butter, created a great mix of flavors that will send anyone to breakfast heaven. It's so good that I finished half of it despite having this at the end of our meal! This pretty plate has a wait time of 20mins so order immediately. 
Sides, cakes, and caffeine (Smitten coffee) are available at Ninja Bowl too if you need something small (or more). There is also a weekday Tea Time Set ($10.90) available from 3pm onwards. Coffee, tea or me?
Love love love Ninja Bowl! Definitely a go to for all my dietary needs. :))

Ninja Bowl
15 Duxton Road, Singapore 089481
Tel: +65 6222 8055
Weekdays: 9.30am - 7.30pm
Weekends: 9am - 6pm

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