Who eats by the basins? heh...heh...heh.... That's actually my mixing bowl and I sometimes eat out of it. For salads because there is lots of room for tossing.
I have gone back to Salad Atelier after staying away for a while due to a not-so-good-experience. There seems to be much improvement. Their chicken now tastes very good compared with what it used to be.
You may say that salad is so easy to make, so why don't I prepare this at home? Well, when I eat at Salad Atelier, I get to choose many ingredients and have different ones each day.
I can't do this at home as I would have to stock up on an array of ingredients such as various greens, capsicum, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, avocados, mangoes etc and it is certainly not convenient to make different types of dressings or roast different flavored chicken. I can tell you how many boxes of unfinished alfalfa sprouts I had to throw away as I could not eat them all in time.
I use the Offpeak discount of 30% to tapau my salad and I get cashback when I pay with Favepay. So it comes to more or less the same if I bought my own salad ingredients (and factor in my effort in the kitchen).
I like the ginger sesame chicken and peanut dressing. Besides the usual lettuce, I sometimes opt for baby spinach at extra cost.
Another dressing that I love is the sauteed garlic and when I choose that, I like to add black olives. They go very well together.
One favorite ingredient that I love to have is roasted eggplant. These are thinly sliced eggplant that have a nice smoky flavor.
I also love adding sauteed mushrooms, potatoes and fusili pasta. I really love the mix and match choices and the various dressings that I can choose. So yes, I'll continue to buy my salads for now.