On a regular day out I will spend my day at a coffee shop but since I’m trying to cut costs and eat more healthy food, I decided to look for alternatives. So I have to make do and find a way to lounge somewhere, read a book and drink something cool and/or refreshing before grocery shopping.
Malls are usually filled with restaurants and busy coffee shops but thankfully there are pop-up stalls that offer new variety of snacks and drinks. One of which is Soya Bar.
I went to Soya Bar at The Block, SM North EDSA. It’s an attractive store with a green theme giving a hint that it’s a eat-healthy kind of restaurant. From its name you are sure to find soy products in the menu. They offer soy bubble milk tea to soy nachos and even tofu sisig. Their menu really has the healthier options!
Being a tea-drinker, I went for the soy bubble milk tea in almond and reduced sweetness (PhP 70 for 22 oz). For my snack I ordered Soy Nachos (PhP 109) which is now my favorite. For less then PhP 200, I was able to enjoy a meal that is healthy and filling! I have also tried other items on the menu like their Chilled Taho with pearls (PhP 30), Quesadilla (PhP 99), Grilled Sandwich (PhP 99), and wheat bread French Toast (PhP 50).
Soya Bar is really the place to be when you are in tight food budget. You will surely get your money’s worth and won’t feel guilty of downing to much food because theirs are on the healthy side. The place is cool, open and well lit. The servers are usually friendly and they remember who order what and will bring it to your table. Their SM North branch can improve on their choice of music, though. Sometimes it gets a bit loud and too pop-ish for everyone to enjoy.
Aside from SM North, you can also find Soya Bar at SM Fairview, Eton Centris, and Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.
Image courtesy: Soya Bar FB Page