From Farm To Table: Moxy’s Filipino Superfood Salad Is Redefining Healthy Eating
Serving healthy, high-quality cuisine in a fast-food setting is table stakes in Manila. But newly launched restaurant Moxy looks set to revolutionize the industry with the simple aim to provide ‘natural feel-good food.’
Michelle Ongpin Callaghan and Rica Cacho recently opened their first quick-service brand Moxy in Makati’s Alphaland. The duo draws much of their inspiration for food from travelling and the time they spent living in London: “We wanted to bring back some of the healthier, more varied lunch options. We felt there was lack of healthy, fast, affordable food in Manila. There is a misconception that healthy food is all about salads, not filling and too expensive.” Moxy proves that it is possible to serve fun, freshly prepared and fairly priced food that both tastes good and does you good!
Moxy’s commitment to doing good is not limited to how healthy its food is; it also focuses heavily on being a socially responsible and sustainable business. The restaurant works very closely with its suppliers and they use indigenous ingredients they source from local organic farmers, such as Hinelaban, Teraoka and Sambali Beach Farm.
Sometimes, things may appear too good to be true and we understand why adventurous foodies live by the saying: to taste, is to believe. So why not try making Moxy’s superfood salad, one of their bestsellers in the comfort of your own kitchen? One of our favorite combinations, this recipe pairs nutrient-rich adlai and spinach topped with crispy grilled freshwater prawns. A wonderful Filipino dish that is healthy, satisfying and full of flavor.
Moxy superfood salad
1 cup Adlai organic spinach
9 cups raw loosely packed cashew nuts
120g roasted and quartered
Honey mustard dressing
Cider vinegar 2 tablespoon
Dijon mustard 1.5 tbsp.
Honey 1.5 tbsp.
Cayenne pepper 1
Corn or olive oil 3tbsp.
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
Ingredients to sauté cooked Adlai in:
Corn oil 6g or 1t
Flat leaf parsley small bunch
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garlic 2 garlic cloves
01 Whisk cider vinegar, mustard, honey and cayenne pepper.
02 Whisk in the oil and season the dressing with salt and pepper.
03 Mix cooked & sautéed Adlai with spinach and dressing.
04 Top it with cashew nuts and serve.
How to cook Adlai:
01 In the rice cooker, put 1 cup of uncooked Adlai and wash it thoroughly with water and drain. Do this twice.
02 After washing and draining, add 2 cups of water.
03 Cook in the rice cooker
How to sauté Adlai:
01 Heat up oil and sauté garlic and scallions
02 Add the cooked Adlai and sauté again.
03 Season with salt and pepper.
04 Garnish with flat leaf parsley
01 Fry/grill prawns on both sides and season with salt and pepper
Visit Moxy located at GF Alphaland Makati Place, 7232 Ayala Avenue, Makati.
Facebook/IG : @moxylovesfood
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For more information about Moxy’s suppliers go to:
Sambali Beach Farm: https://www.facebook.com/SambaliBeachFarm