Do you live to eat or eat to live?

For me, any food that doesn’t taste good just isn’t worth having. satay, grilled stingray, or a good curry. These are the kind of food that would keep me happy for a long time, but they are also undeniably sinful. Are scrumptious food always this unhealthful?

That brings me to the point of this post. Although it may be rare (to me anyway), healthful food CAN taste wonderful, too. And I’ve decided that each time I come across something that fits the bill I would highlight it here, along with its health benefits!

Here are a couple of picks from the pasta menu at tcc, starting with my personal favourite, the mentaiko (spicy cod roe) pasta. Salmon lovers, this one’s for you.

Mentaiko (spicy cod roe) spaghetti with salmon tataki

Part of the Healthier Dining ProgramSpicy Mentaiko (spicy cod roe) spaghetti with salmon tataki

When it comes to salmon the tcc chefs never go wrong. Just look at those huge slices! I love how the pinks, the yellows and the greens work together to form one colourful and appealing dish.

The fish has been quickly seared on the sides so the centre is still quite raw and pinkish. It’s melt-in-your-mouth tender and velvety smooth! Served with a sunny side up.

Mentaiko (spicy cod roe) spaghetti with salmon tataki

The spaghetti is coated with mentaiko. Yummy yummy. According to the food trivia printed on the menu, cod roe is rich in zinc, which is essential to our sense of taste, smell and sight. It aids in wound-healing, too!

Health benefits aside, this pasta is super savoury as well. You know when you eat something so delicious, you just don’t wanna stop? That’s exactly how I felt as I gobbled down the pasta, pausing only a couple of times to catch my breath. Yes, it’s that good. I’m not ashamed to admit that I also lapped up all the remaining sauce. *slurp* wouldn’t want any of it to go to waste!

Seafood Aglio Olio

Spicy Seafood Aglio Olio

Being one of the three key pasta sauces along with cream sauce and tomato sauce, aglio olio is a popular choice amongst pasta fans. aglio is garlic and olio is olive.

As such, eating seafood aglio olio also means you are reaping the health benefits from the two spices. Olive oil, in particular, is rich in potent antioxidants that promote heart health and reduce cancer risks.

Cooked al dente, the spaghetti is well-tossed with minced garlic and red hot chilli pepper flakes. It’s too bad they don’t put in enough ingredients. The lone 3 prawns and 1 scallop, while nice and plump, aren’t exactly what you’d call an ample serving.

As you can see, healthy eating can be enjoyable! Here’s another place where you can feast on delectable, guilt-free food!

– ION Orchard
– PoMo
– Wisma Atria
– International Building
– Suntec City
– Anchorpoint
– Central
– Changi Airport T3 Arrival Hall
– Marina at Keppel Bay
– Changi Airport T3 Departure
– No. 4 Robinson Road
– Samsung Hub
– German Centre
– Novena Square
– Centrepoint
– Bugis Junction (Atrium)
– The Pier @ Robertson
– Funan DigitaLife Mall
– The Atrium @ Orchard
– Isetan Scotts
– Singapore Management University
– Citylink Mall
– Raffles Xchange
– Great World City
– Peranakan Place
– Bugis Junction (Main Boutique)
– NTUC Building @ One Marina Boulevard
– Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
– Millenia Walk
– Clarke Quay
– Circular Road
– Beach Centre