OUR BAKERY KITCHEN MENU has served our regular community for over the past decade and we think it’s time for a change. The past 20 years of being well would not have been possible if we had not first focused on feeding you well. So with this new menu, we continue to strive to feed you better, focusing on providing wellness in our food one plate at a time.
Better Food Combinations
As our founder, Ms Cheng, plunged into the initial stages of revamping the menu, her extensive reading brought us to the research of William Howard Hay and the idea of Food Combining. More than just concerns about the matter of flavour pairings, the aim of Food Combining is to ensure healthy digestion – something that we, at Cedele, emphasize as well.
Simply put, foods digest at varying rates and require different digestive environments. A guiding principle of food combining is to avoid eating protein with starch, because:
Eating protein and starch together causes the body to release both acid and alkaline solutions, which neutralize each other and slows down digestion. This causes bloating, gas and discomfort.
Introducing Wellness First
With the Wellness First section in our new Bakery Kitchen menu, we have intentionally paired and combined foods that will make you feel good – foods that fuel you. So whether you have a busy day full of appointments, or you need a power lunch that will keep you alert, you can feed your body well and feel energised rather than sluggish thereafter.
To highlight the essential building blocks of any meal, our Wellness First section is divided by the sources of protein in each dish: plant, seafood and egg & meat.
Instead of creating a menu that responds to current eating trends, we’ve challenged ourselves to look closely at how our food can heal and be an important aspect of healthy living. So after weeks of recipe testing and staff training, we are proud to present our new menu for our Bakery Kitchens, which strives to put your wellness first. Here are some dishes you can look forward to in each category:
Plant: Portobello Garlic Super Grains
Grilled Portobello and pumpkin sit atop a mix of super grains – red & brown rice, which will help keep you full for longer. This dish is also includes antioxidant-rich gingko nuts and sprouts, which are full of good vitamins and enzymes that aid healthy digestion.
Seafood: Grilled Sea Bass on Curried Vegetables
Enjoy our grilled sea bass, which is low in calories and a great source of protein – served on a bed of hearty, aromatic yoghurt curry vegetables, with fiber-rich garbanzo beans.
Egg & Meat: Garlic Grilled Chicken
Garlic lovers, this one’s for you! We serve grilled chicken thigh topped with crispy garlic bits with a side of warm miso chickpea salad, rocket leaves and millet. Although millet isn't familiar to many, we chose this grain because it is easily digestible and a great source of minerals and fiber.
Excited to try our new menu? Visit our Bakery Kitchen outlets at Greenwich V, Parkway Parade, Hill V2, The Star Vista today. The new menu will also be available at of Raffles City level 3 outlet by the end of this month.
IF YOU FREQUENT our Greenwich V or Parkway Parade outlets, you probably will notice some changes to our menu. We're in the midst of launching a revamped menu for our Bakery Kitchen outlets, challenging ourselves to craft mindful dishes that will please your taste buds and encourage healthier digestion to keep you satisfied and light. As we transform our menus to bring these new dishes to all our Bakery Kitchen outlets, here are some highlights you can look forward to on the menu.
Tofu Furikake Salad
Our menu revamp has got us experimenting with ingredients that are found closer to home. Commonly used in Chinese cooking, wood ear fungus is a source of iron and protein and is high in fibre. We’ve added this local ingredient into our Japanese-inspired Tofu Furikake salad. Along with gingko nuts and activated seeds, it brings an added crunch and essential vitamins to fuel your day.
Prawn & Avocado Coriander Egg Wrap
The time has come to give our gourmet thins a much needed upgrade, and thanks to our Head Chef, Connie, we now offer our egg wraps to bring you heartier selections. Our Prawn & Avocado Coriander egg wrap will make for a great brunch option - wrapped within an egg omelette on a crisp wheat wrap, we roll these ingredients together with gluten-free millet, melted mozzarella and our house-made coriander pesto to keep every bite moreish and satisfying.
Empress Chicken Pasta
Our new Asian-inspired pasta is the perfect umami dish. With a crisp grilled chicken thigh atop pasta with gingko nuts, shimeji mushrooms and sweet peas, we bring the dish together with our own oriental sesame oil aglio olio.
Kerabu Brown Rice with Grilled Guava
Another local ingredient we've added to our menu is guava, a fruit that is low in sugar and packed with vitamin C. We serve it grilled with a touch of butter and cinnamon in our Kerabu Brown Rice. The dish is inspired by Nasi Kerabu, a traditional Malaysian dish which is perfumed with native herbs and spices - curry leaf, lemongrass, and turmeric, then top it off with crispy tempeh and sprouts.
Wonder what's going through our minds as we revise our menu? Go behind the scenes with us and find out more about our new menu in our next blog post.