October 09, 2015
Caveman Food @ The Star Vista ~ A Casual Eatery That Serves Paleo-Friendly Food
If blood type dieting is the way to go, then the Paleo approach might be good for those who belong to type O which has a very well-developed ability to digest meals that contain both protein and fat. By following a diet designed for your blood type, you'll lose weight, have more energy, and help prevent disease. Sounds good right?
One of type O peeps would be yours truly, so I was keen to try out Caveman Food which specializes in serving dishes that keep to Paleo Diet or near to the originality of diet in the Palaeolithic era. If a caveman couldn't eat it, neither should we.
High protein, no msg, no sugar, no grain, no soy, no dairy, no artificial flavoring and gluten-free. What can we expect on the menu then?
Meat! Lots and lots of meat!
Chicken in Italian (thyme & oregano), Mexican (oregano & chilli), Morrocan (prune & olive) and Indian (tandoori-style) flavor, Stew Beef, Beef Cubes, Salmon Fillet, Smoked Salmon. The list kind of assured us there is no lack of protein choices, but salmon fillet happened to be unavailable when we visited on a Sunday noon. Gone fishing?
A set meal of 1/4 Chicken with 2 sides starts at $8.90, going up to $13.90 for Stew Beef and Salmon Fillet. I would say prices are in the comfortable range for most of us.
My dining companion's order of Stew Beef ($13.90) with sides of broccoli carrot and sweet potato came looking rather unappealing. She liked the meat though, fork-tender soft albeit a tad dry, but the light gravy provided overall moisture.
Between the Italian Chicken ($8.90 for 1/4) and Mexican Chicken ($8.90 for 1/4), we preferred the latter for its pleasant hint of spiciness. The generous use of natural herbs and spices gave the chicken a nice flavoring. I wish the meat can be more juicy and skin can be crisp, but my other friend pointed out that it's already better than a certain roasted chicken restaurant chain. Okay, I must admit my palate is fussy.
As for the side of baked egg, I say... skip it. Unless you like your egg dry, overcooked, with a plastic-like top layer.
While the first outlet which opened since 2 years ago at Novena Square 2 is more of a kiosk for takeaways, the one at The Star Vista has sufficient space to offer dine-in convenience to customers. No aircon? Nevermind lah, still have fan.
But one thing which irks me is that food is served on supposedly eco-friendly disposable plates and we have to eat using plastic fork and knife. Well, even the foodcourt situated across uses proper cutlery?
Caveman's concept itself is very promising, food is passable, what it lacks is perhaps a higher level of deliciousness and aesthetics to draw me back.
The Star Vista (Dine-in)
Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Vista #02-27C, Singapore 138617
Contact: +65 9690 0822
Opening Hours: Daily 10am-10pm
Square 2 (Takeaway Kiosk)
Address: 10 Sinaran Road, Square 2 basement #B1-130, Singapore 307506
Contact: +65 9690 0822
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm / Closed on Sunday
Prices stated are nett.