Healthier Food Review: QQRice Singapore now offers Healthier Choice items!August 15, 2014
I found out that QQrice in Singapore is actually franchised from Taiwan, where all the different rice types and ingredients are also imported. When I visited the Tanjong Pagar MRT branch for lunch, there was a steady stream of customers buying takeaways. I was very impressed because I learned from my QQRice host that over the years, they have created a pool of loyal customers because of their insistence on maintaining a high quality standard in everything they do, be it in ingredients or the experience. The dedication to quality is probably the first ingredient to success in the F&B industry.
I had the good fortune to try all 3 of their Healthier Choice Rice Rolls during my visit. The wraps already had the fillings figured out for you and are available at $5.20 each. I found that mixed grain rice is the default for the healthier choice rice rolls so they are not only less than 500 calories but wholegrain as well!
This is how the 3 rice rolls looked like when it came to me. Super cute, and portable to eat!
I found that even the wrapper is flown in from Japan. It is to keep the heat in but allow the customer to hold it comfortably to eat without scalding oneself.
Here they are, once cut open. The smell was so good, I had to stop myself from eating them before taking these photos.
What really surprised me was how flavorsome they were. I had expected it to be quite dry, bland and generally not so pleasant, but it turned out that these might very well outperform sandwiches with heavy dressings, by pure original flavor alone!
My favorite among the lot was the vegetarian Braised Tofu Rice Roll, which comes with sweet corn, emperor vegetables, braised peanuts and braised tofu. The bite was solid but the mix of textures in there with the soft tofu and crunchy sweet corn was really enjoyable.
The Gua Zai Meat (vegetarian) and Chai Fish Rice Rolls were really yummy too. The Gua Zai Meat Rice Roll had bits of broccoli inside that goes well with the flavorsome vegetarian floss, while the Chai Fish one had sweet corn and cucumber to balance out the saltish chai fish, which gave the rice all its flavor. The clever use of braised peanuts in both the Gua Zai and Braised Tofu wrap meant that there’s a savoury sweetness and fragrance to the fillings inside.
Here are a list of QQRice outlets around Singapore to try out these delicious wraps and rolls.
Square 2 (with seats)
Tanjong Pagar MRT (with seats)
One Raffles Place
Alexandra Retail Centre
Choa Chu Kang MRT
This post is brought to you by HPB’s Healthier Dining Programme. For more info, visit eathealthy.sg