The Green Bar, ARC

The Green Bar recently opened its third outlet in Alexandra, following successful ventures in Collyer Quay and Millenia Walk. By the looks of the long snaking queues and lunch-time full-house, it appears that the Southern offshoot is just as popular as the ones in the CBD and Marina downtown areas.

While they haven't yet rolled out their build-your-own-salad option, they do offer a tantalizing array of innovative salad options. All gorgeously coloured, and laden with luxurious ingredients to tempt even the vegetable-averse, their salads are quite simply, delicious.

A new addition, the Smoked Duck Mango Tango ($13.90), studded roasted potatoes, red capcisums, beetroot, clementines, mangoes and smoked duck slices, is nestled on a bed of watercress and mesclun, dressed with a citron vinaigrette and topped off with microgreens and cashews.

The North Indian influence is evident in the Tandoor Tandoor ($11.90), with hunks of succulent tandoori chicken saddled with cherry tomatoes, roasted rosemary potatoes, boiled chickpeas, fresh onions, and drizzled with a honeyed yoghurt dressing.

An oldie but goodie, the Green Bar Caesar ($9.90) is given a twist with apples, anchovies, alongside classics like crunchy croutons and roasted rosemary potatoes. A lighter, healthier honey yoghurt substitutes the calorie-heavy traditional caesar salad dressing, and a luscious soft boiled egg provide punch.

The Italian inspired Sexy Prosciutto ($13.90), my favourite, is dotted with poached pears and sweet cherry tomatoes on a bed of mesclun, topped with swathes of silky prosciutto ribbons, showered with grated parmesan (I'd switched out the goat's cheese because I ain't no fan), and drizzled with EVOO and a piquant balsamic vinegar. 

The Pork Basil Salad ($13.90), a leafy variant of the Thai minced pork dish, with lettuce, red onions, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, and coriander leaves, and dressed in a sweet Thai chilli sauce, was punchy and robust.

The Candied Bacon Salad ($12.90), with the bacon switched out for chicken, was dotted with with an oozy egg, cherry tomatoes, red onions, garlic croutons, and a spinach-watercress-lettuce mix.

The Green Bar
460 Alexandra Road
Alexandra Retail Centre #02-12
Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 8pm
Tel: 6493 6948

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