November 29, 2012

Ootoya's Sumitori Bento ~ Healthy Take Away!

Very often, we are so bogged down by work that lunch is usually a quickie affair of takeaway from the nearest food centre. No doubt the takeaway food can be delicious and satisfying, but what about those days when you crave for your favorite dish from a particular restaurant and can't afford time for a sit-down lunch? Restaurant takeaway is the answer! It's exactly what I did!

Ootoya Japanese Restaurant offers a takeaway menu with a good selection of bento set and donburi. Charcoal grilled chicken! Shogayaki pork! Hamburger steak! These are only a few of the many items on the menu crying out to me to stop my mid-day hunger pangs.

Ordering is just a call away, simple and easy! As Ootaya only deliver with a minimum order of 20 sets, I went over to the branch at Orchard Central to collect my order myself. It's convenient for me as my office is located at the next building.

Ootoya Healthy Take Away ~ Sumitori Set (S$12.40++)

My previous trip to Ootoya was not really tummy pleasing (read here). So this time round, instead of being adventurous, I decided to remain faithful and ordered my favorite charcoal grilled chicken.

I was a little disappointed to see that the chicken thigh was a bit over-charred on the outside. Fortunately, the meat is still very juicy and flavorful. I can detect a nice but not overpowering scent of black pepper in the seasoning. Coated with sweet and sour sauce and then charcoal grilled to smoky tenderness, I would say it's an enjoyable piece of chicken.

Why is this called a healthy take away? Because the sumitori set comes with Gokoku Rice! A mixed 5-grains rice combining brown rice, barley, black sesame, white sesame and corn, it contains grad vitamins, minerals and vegetable fibers that your body needs. I love this interesting combination of textures! Tasty and healthy, it's my definition of guilt-free carbs. :)

The set also comes with potato salad, bacon with onions, boiled hijiki seaweed, cabbage, carrot and pickles. All the portions look pretty small, but it's very substantial for me when I finished up everything. *pats tummy*

Eating and working at the same time is not an healthy option, but at least my choice of food is. :)

Okay, now... continue with more work! 一緒に頑張ってね!

Ootoya Japanese Restaurant

Orchard Central, Unit #08-12, Tel: +65 6884 8901

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