Hello dearies! How’s your summer so far? I hope you’re all having a blast! Today I will update you of my current gastronomic adventure with Zomato.
Healthy lifestyle became more popular to Filipinos. I am happy that I found a place that serves healthy food choices that is not limited in serving only vegetables. Healthy day is a cafe, restaurant and spa in one located in Banawe, Quezon City. The owner of the restaurant is a doctor and she wanted to provide fresh and healthy food choices to their customers. Aside from different dishes they also offer a diet meal plan that is designed based on your preference minus the calories.
The restaurant. I love the minimalist interior.
Healthy day spa entrance.
The restaurant has a relaxing vibe. Their theme is somewhat minimalist and earth-friendly. As you enter the restaurant, you’ll be greeted with warm smiles of their friendly staffs. Located near the cafe is their Urban Cultivator. Urban Cultivator is like an indoor garden. Seeds of herbs are placed inside the tray with water and the cultivator is set according to the desired temperature of the plant. It has day and night settings.
The Urban Cultivator with some of the seeds and sprouts.
The owner let us try some of their best sellers. Mind you its plenty. First on the list are their drinks.
Caramel Nutty Chilla. Cold brewing method was used in preparing this drink. This method lessens the acidity level of the coffee. This drink has a nutty flavour and has a light caramel after taste.
Oatmeal Mocha Chilla. Made from rolled oats. Its creamy and not that sweet.
Berry delight. Made from reduced yogurt, blueberry and strawberry puree. This drink tasted like ” dutch mill” a brand of flavored yogurt milk. It’s sweet and creamy minus the guilt of calories.
Stress buster juice. Made from carrots, celery and pineapple. Slow juicing method was used. This drink will give you an instant ‘perk-up’ mood.
Go go juice. Made from spinach, orange and pineapple. This juice serves as an appetite stimulant.
Lemon Matcha tea. This is my favorite among the drinks. Lemon and matcha goes well together. You can taste the matcha. Sorry I wasn’t able to take a photo of it because I was busy eating hihi.
Let’s go now to the starters:
Healthy day salad. It has fresh lettuce, tomatoes, chicken, olives and carrots. It is topped with bread crumbs and croutons. The dressing is made from balsamic vinegar and tartar sauce. What I like about the salad is the vegetables are fresh and crunchy. It goes well with the semi sweet to tangy flavor of the dressing.
Kani roll. My favorite among the appetizers. It has lettuce, cucumber, crab sticks and mango slices. The dressing is made from japanese mayo with mango dressing wrapped using rice wrapper. It’s refreshing to the taste buds.
Tomato mozzarella salad – I find this dish innovative. The tomato is stuffed with bread crumbs dressed with pesto. The stuffed tomato is topped with mozzarella then baked. The flavour of tomato goes well with the cheese and pesto. Because its baked, the pesto sauce is not oily.
Roasted asparagus and bell pepper aglio e olio. Spaghetti pasta sautèed in garlic oil was used in this dish. It has a strong flavour maybe because of garlic and olive oil. The pasta was cooked al dente. The only problem is that I find the roasted asparagus bitter.
Spinach pumpkin carbonara with salmon. When I saw this one it reminds me of our local dish palabok because of the pumpkin sauce. I like this one than the other because I am into creamy pasta. The pumpkin sauce is packed with flavour. It goes well with salmon.
Here are the main course dishes:
Chicken roulade with wild mushroom risotto – This dish consists of rolled chicken with a filling of blanched vegetables that is marinated in red wine. The chicken meat is tender and juicy. I find the sticky rice a bit bitter maybe because of the wine content.
Chicken salpicao with garlic brown rice. One of my favorites. The garlic rice is so flavourful. The chicken is cooked in olive oil and garlic. Yummers!
Dill crusted salmon with carrot potato mash. The salmon is a bit dry because they used the lean part and was cooked by baking method. You can taste the freshness of the fish. The potato mash is something new. It has carrots bits. The honey dipped sauce goes well with salmon.
Pork risotto – The pork meat that they used is defatted. The meat is kinda hard to chew but the risotto rice with pumpkin sauce is the bomb. This is actually my second favorite among the main course dishes.
Fillet mignon with garlic potato mash – The finest beef tenderloin cuts grilled according to your preference. You can have it rare, medium rare to done. The one that served to us was medium rare. The meat is tender and juicy. The garlic potato mash goes well with the gravy sauce.
Lastly desserts was served. The chef let us try two of their new desserts.
Oatmeal Crusted Mango Cucumber Cheesecake Soufflé – Rolled oats with crushed oreo cookie was used in preparing the crust. The cheese cake part is like a pudding because it uses yogurt. Mango and cucumber gives a burst of flavor. The sweet-tangy taste of mango goes well with the crisp and freshness of cucumber.
Oatmeal Crusted Strawberry Cheesecake Soufflé – Just like the first one, rolled oats was used in making the crust. The cheesecake of this one is sweeter and creamier because it uses blueberry puree. The fresh strawberry toppings is so good.
Overall I will give Healthy day 4.0 because they serve delicious and yet healthy meals. Price is on the average.
Address: 739 Banawe Street, Brgy. St. Peter, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact #: 0917-6381391 & 871-7753
Hours: Mon – Sun: 8:00 am to 10:30 pm
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