Review: Fuel’d

One of the latest food crazes in the Sultanate is Fuel’d. Now that healthy and clean eating are in trend, we have our very own local salad bar where you can customize your own salad bowl to your liking!

My first experience with self customizing salad bowl was in Singapore at Aloha Poke. It was a new and foreign experience to me at the time but I liked it. As a matter of fact, I had wanted to try other salad bars in Singapore but never gotten round to on my last two visits. As usual, it was San Diann and I on our food expeditions now that Clara had moved to Labuan. She was back to Brunei last weekend but I didn’t get to meet up with her due to work commitment.

Without further ado, let’s get started with my review on Fuel’d!

The second picture showed how you customize your own salad bowl! First thing to do was to pick the base. You could have it with either lettuce or grains. Secondly, choose four vegetables and a protein. Sauce your salad with a dressing and final touch with two toppings of your choice.

These were part of the vegetables available for today. They had most of the basics to make a salad bowl including broccoli! They offer premium add-on too such as egg, mushroom, dried cranberries, dried raisins, sliced fresh grapes, kimchi, wake and pickled ginger.

They offered four proteins to choose from – Beef Stir Fry, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Salmon and Tofu & Mushroom. There is an additional charge of B$1 for Grilled Salmon. The bowl which the staff had in hand was mine. She was preparing my bowl as the picture was taken.

Now let me show you how San Diann and I customized our own bowl!

Grilled Salmon Bowl | B$6.00

Base / Lettuce
Veges / Baby Corn, Broccoli, Tomato & Cucumber
Protein / Grilled Salmon (+B$1)
Sauce / Roasted Sesame
Toppings / Fried Seaweed & Shichimi Togarashi Spice Mix

As I just had breakfast not long ago, I had lettuce instead of grains. For a healthier touch, Fuel’d doesn’t serve plain white rice but brown or red rice. You can have quinoa at an additional charge of B$1. Broccoli were blanched beforehand and I liked that they were still crunchy.

My first choice of protein was Tofu & Mushroom but I had Grilled Salmon in the end when I found out that the former came with eggplants. The amount of Grilled Salmon I got served was generous and it was definitely well worth the extra B$1 paid!

Fuel’d offers plenty of dressings to choose from but Lemon & Cream and Sweet Chili Coriander were unavailable at the time. I was inclined to try Basil Pesto but decided that Roasted Sesame would be a safer option. If you love some spice in your salad, do give their Shichimi Togarashi Spice Mix a try. It was a little bit spicy but went so well with everything in my bowl!

Grilled Chicken Bowl | B$5.00

Base / Lettuce
Veges / Baby Corn, Broccoli, Tomato & Carrot
Protein / Grilled Chicken
Sauce / Teriyaki
Toppings / Fried Seaweed & Mixed Sesame Seeds

This was San Diann’s bowl. To be honest, he didn’t enjoy his lunch as much as I did. Furthermore, he also mentioned that he is not that into clean eating. He’s more of a carbs person than salad person. Now that he mentioned, I do have to agree as I had never seen him having salads on our previous food expeditions. LOL!

Verdict: I like the idea of having a salad bar in town. It makes life easier when you want to eat clean. Salad preparation can be a tedious process in my opinion. As Fuel’d is still very new in town, the queue can be overwhelming especially during lunch hour. There was already a queue forming when I arrived before 11:30AM.

It took about 20 minutes for us to be served with approximately 7 to 8 patrons before us. The queue got even longer when we were leaving half an hour later. Salad bar is supposed to be quick in my opinion. There were two patrons who left before they were served. I don’t mind returning again but definitely not during lunch or dinner rush.

To be more environmental friendly, Fuel’d will be giving 40 cents off if you bring your own food container! For those of you who are going for takeaways, do remember to bring your own food container as I had seen a few patrons doing so! I will be doing the same thing too the next time I visit.

For your information, Fuel’d is not serving whole day long and they take a break in between to replenish the ingredients. Their current serving hour is from 11:30AM to 3:00PM and 4:30PM to 8:00PM.

Unit A4, Ground Floor,
Block A,
Setia Kenangan II,
Simpang: 150, Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam


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