Monday, December 22, 2014

Crisp, Melbourne CBD by Obelix

Once upon a time a Virtuous Young Lass (yours truly) and her Young Friend were debating on what to eat for lunch.  Young Friend was trying to lure Virtuous Young Lass to Killiney Kopitiam for a greasy plate of noodles washed down with iced tea.  Whereas Virtuous Young Lass argued that no, let's be healthy and have salad, our bodies will thank us for the nourishment [insert saintly halo].  Virtuous Young Lass won and the two girls traipsed to Crisp for lunch.

Crisp is a relatively new establishment in Southern Cross Lane.  It's basically serves salad.  There are eight different types of salad selections which are constructed for you at the time of order or you can build your own.  The salads vary between $11 - $12.  The service is super friendly and many salad tossers stand at the ready to toss your order.  

I ordered the Superfood Detox which consisted of marinated tofu, coriander, quinoa, beetroot, edamame, sesame seeds and mixed leaves and a zesty Asian dressing.  Ok, I shall cut to the major plot line of this story - Virtuous Young Lass was very disappointed with her pile of leaves in a plastic tub.  As evident from this lack lustre photo, the Superfood Detox salad contained mixed leaves and little much else.  There was a stray quinoa grain or two, a sesame seed was spotted in amongst the greenage.  I could not recall tasting coriander... and there may have been a sliver or two of tofu but not enough to be satisfying.  

Young Friend did not fare much better with her Chicken Chipotle salad.  The feedback was that it didn't taste like chipotle and was a bit bland.  It was also lacking in the chicken department.  

The finale of this sad sorry tale was that Virtuous Young Lass and Young Friend was left less than satiated.  So in order to secure a happy ending of sorts, Virtuous Young Lass and Young Friend scoffed down a sausage roll and half a tube of BBQ Pringles  - replete at last.  

Verdict: we wouldn't return.  

Don't bother unless you like to pay $12 for a bunch of mesclun leaves and little much else,  in which case, knock yourself out.  There are plenty of places in the vicinity serving hearty salads for commensurate prices which will leave you full and satisfied eg Famish'd or Treasury Deli and Cafe.

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