Boiled Vegetable Salad – Quick Meal
Here’s a hack to those wanting a truly healthy diet, without the fuss associated with cooking or preparing for it.
Method: Go to the local food court or coffeeshop with ala carte yong tau foo and order the kinds of vegetables you want.
I usually order the minimum number of vegetable items required by the stall and that portion is usually sufficient for a light meal. Of course you would have to live in a country like Singapore in order to enjoy this convenience. The number of these bespoke yong tau foo stall on a per square meter radius to your existing location is simply amazing. All within walking distance of wherever your starting point may be.
Plus it doesn’t break the wallet either. Depending on where you eat it, it can be very economical, most importantly healthy too!
I usually ask for the dry version and I don’t add any additional sauce. No spicy chilli or sweet sauce. Usually these food stalls have these condiments arrayed at the side of the counter for patrons to add as much as they wanted. But you can be different and opt out. It will be exactly the same as how I would cook boiled vegetables at home, minus the washing up or mise en place for the ingredients.
The stall vendor will present a bowl of nicely boiled vegetables with probably a small bowl of soup as your complete meal. The soup is usually full of flavour and MSG, so you can opt out of drinking the soup if you like. Just eat the boiled vegetables.
So easy. So simple. Try it.