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Probably the best salad I have ever had in my life – Chai Bar, Oasis Damansara, Petaling Jaya

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I love meat.

Growing up, vegetables were something I used to shun with every fibre of my body. My dad used to force me to eat my veggies when I was a kid, and I would refuse till I cried. I slowly grew to appreciate my greens much later in life, because it’s healthy and good for you and blah blah blarg.

I still love meat more.

However I gotta say, Chai Bar (Web / FB Page)really outdid themselves. When I first read about them from Rebecca Saw, I thought ‘who would be crazy enough to pay RM26 for a salad bowl?!‘ But I was around the neighbourhood and figured, ok lah why not. And boy, was I glad I made the detour.

Chai Bar - Superfood (with Smoked Salmon add-on)
Chai Bar – Superfood (with Smoked Salmon add-on) – RM22

 

My first thought when I saw the bowl – THAT’S A DAMN BIG BOWL. OF VEGGIES. DAMN.

I gingerly took a bite, and was rewarded with a beautiful crunch, as my teeth chowed down on the (very) fresh leaves and nuts. As Malaysians, we’ve been conditioned to think that a salad means “green lettuce + purple lettuce + rockets + cherry tomatoes + croutons + thousand island sauce”. This is not the case here. My salad, the Superfood (RM16 excluding add-ons), comprised the following:

  1. Green lettuce
  2. Purple lettuce
  3. Rockets
  4. Some other green leaves
  5. Sweet potatoes
  6. Beets
  7. Avocado
  8. Dried cranberries
  9. Pine nuts
  10. Pumpkin seeds
  11. Quinoa
  12. Smoked salmon (add-on for RM6)
Superfood close-up (with Smoked Salmon add-on)
Superfood close-up (with Smoked Salmon add-on)

 

That’s A LOT of ingredients! Delicious smoked salmon, creamy avocado, that wonderful mix of nuts, and so many other flavours all mixing in my mouth. It’s good. It’s very good.

Would I return? Definitely. If only it wasn’t so bloody far away though…

Chai Bar menu
Chai Bar menu

 

75 ingredients, 15 salad dressings. You're spoiled for choice here.
75 ingredients, 15 salad dressings. You’re spoiled for choice here.

 

Chai Bar menu with pictures
Chai Bar menu with pictures

 

Chai Bar (pork-free)
Open Tues-Sun 11am-9pm

G31, Oasis Village, Oasis Square,
Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Oasis Damansara,
47301 Petaling Jaya
03-78320524
hello@chaibar.my
www.facebook.com/chaibarmy
www.chaibar.my

 


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Michael

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  1. Hi Michael! Dennis here from Chai Bar. Many thanks for the awesome write-up and glad that you loved your salad 😀 Hope to see you again when you’re next in the neighbourhood. With any luck, you’ll see us opening in KL soon. Cheers!

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