According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 1.7 million of deaths worldwide are attributable to low intake of fruits and vegetables. Five servings of vegetables and fruits actually go a long way to ward off many diseases & cancers while maintaining a healthy, strong body.
But for many people, the thought of healthy eating is a turn-off, especially when it comes to vegetables-only meal. There's always a wrong perception that eating healthily usually means bland and tasteless food. For me, I strongly believe that if one has a good understanding of the natural flavours packed inside the vegetables & fruits, you will be able to create a tasty meal.
For Surya Yoga's Juice & Salad Bar @ Aman Suria, they have done it the right way.
For starters, we had the soup of the day, which is pumpkin soup topped with croutons. As the soup is not served with cream, it does not have the kick. But, it is still a very sweet & nice soup. The only complain I have is that it is lacking a bit saltiness to bring out the flavour.
For mains, we ordered Rice Salad & Thai Salad to share.
The Rice Salad (RM 6.90) is a healthy rice dish mixed with capsicum, celery, carrot, mushroom, mix nuts, vegan ham. It may looked like a typical fried rice, but it is no fried rice. This warm, colourful rice salad is very flavourful and you would never believe that a vegetarian dish could taste that nice. Trust me, this dish definitely can fool those must-eat-meat people.
Another delicious dish is the Thai Salad (RM 6.90). This Thai-inspired salad has chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, green salad leaves and pineapple, topped with cashew nuts (it was originally peanuts, but we're staying away from peanuts due to health reasons and requested for a change to cashew nuts instead). But the X-factor to this dish is the special Thai chilli dressing. This acidic, creamy dressing with a touch of spiciness brings this salad to a whole new level. With such nice dressing to complement the greens, I see no reason to say no to vegetables.
For drinks I ordered the Red Monster (RM 5) while KS ordered After-Workout (RM 6), both highly recommended by the waitress.
Red Monster is actually beetroot and green apple. This red drink is very nice and sweet, not as scary as I thought. A very nice, thirst-quenching drink. I love this very much. Definitely will come back for this again.
After-Workout is a mixture of apple, celery & cucumber. Well, after drinking that sweet Red Monster, this green-ish drink is a bit bitter. More to a vegetable drink than a fruit drink.
But one thing I can be sure off is they did not add sugar to these drinks - 100% pure vegetables & fruits.
It is indeed a light, refreshing and nutritious lunch, accompanied by relaxing yoga music in the background. If you feel like detoxing once in a while, try stopping by here for a meal. They have healthy set lunches (RM 9.90) that comes with a selection of vegetables-packed meals and a choice of soup, side salad or yogurt.
Surya Yoga is a yoga centre and they offer a range of yoga classes from beginners to advanced levels, from toddlers to adults. One thing I find very special is that after each class, you will be rewarded with a glass of freshly squeezed juices. Talk about a complete detox process.
C-1-9, Jln PJU 1/45,
Aman Suria, Damansara
47410 Petaling Jaya