New Health Food Menu at Q33 in Quest Mall: Perfect for Calorie-Conscious Eaters

 New Health Food Menu at Q33 in Quest Mall: Perfect for Calorie-Conscious Eaters

One of the biggest nightmares of a health-conscious person is eating out. I have spent a year or so concentrating on clean food while struggling with health and weight issues. I used to have fun making my own meals at home. But, whenever I had to eat out, which became more regular when I took to blogging, my first reaction was always, “not again”. Naturally, health food cafes excite me. They give me the hope that I don’t have to eat just two bites of a dish. I’ve tried several healthy food places in Kolkata. Too many of them have disappointed me with bland dishes and their very apparent lack of proper knowledge about nutritional food. Other places like Eat Good Food have become instant favourites. I recently tried the new health food menu at Q33 in Quest Mall, and here’s my review of the items.

New Health Food Menu at Q33 in Quest Mall: Perfect for Calorie-Conscious Eaters

New Health Food Menu at Q33 in Quest Mall - Perfect for Calorie-Conscious Eaters 2017: by Oendrila De

New Health Food Menu at Q33 in Quest Mall – Perfect for Calorie-Conscious Eaters

Location and Ambience

Q33 is an open cafe in Kolkata’s hottest shopping mall, South City. I loved how I could just sit there, eating and enjoying the flurry of activities all around, and sometimes just lust after all the makeup clothes inside the Lifestyle Store right beside the cafe. The energy all around is quite palpable.

Enjoying a Lively Ambience while Trying the New Health Food Menu at Q33 in Quest Mall: JustODThings

Enjoying a Lively Ambience while Trying the New Health Food Menu at Q33 in Quest Mall

Food on the New Menu of Q33

The newly introduced health food menu at Q33 cafe has been carefully curated to include a number of veg and non-veg dishes that have a low calorie content. The menu doesn’t include juices, to avoid serving high-carb beverages with preservatives. Take a look at the dishes on the menu:

New Health Food Menu at Q33: JustODThings

New Health Food Menu at Q33

Tropical Fruit Salad

What can be better that chunks of a variety of freshly cut seasonal fruits? Well, Q33 has found a way to make them better by drizzling the salad with their delicious dressing. The beautiful touch of saltiness in it went well with the sweetness of the fruits. Every bite was a burst of different flavours and tastes. It was simple but delightfully tasty.

Tropical Fruit Salad on the New Health Food Menu at Q33: JustODThings

Tropical Fruit Salad on the New Health Food Menu at Q33

Citrus and Mixed Lettuce Salad

This A good option for vegetarian foodies, as well as those who want to include some greens in their meal. This was an incredibly delicious salad of fresh lettuce and rocket leaves, with bite size pieces of oranges and pineapples; it was drizzled with a citrus dressing and topped off with walnuts. Every bite had a lovely punch of flavours and textures.

Citrus and Mixed Lettuce Salad on the New Health Food Menu at Q33: JustODThings

Citrus and Mixed Lettuce Salad on the New Health Food Menu at Q33

Chicken and Asparagus Broth

This was a very light but flavourful broth; it was actually very much like a clear soup. What I loved about this broth was that it was absolutely packed with flavours, with the aromas of oregano and roasted cumin being predominant. The soup was also loaded with tiny, succulent pieces of chicken, which, too, were infused with spices. Delicious!

Chicken and Asparagus Broth on the New Health Food Menu at Q33: JustODThings

Chicken and Asparagus Broth on the New Health Food Menu at Q33

Oats and Fresh Veggie Soup

Now, I have had oats so much at one point that I’m now absolutely tired of them. But, surprisingly, this soup had neither the flavour of oats nor the slimy feel in the mouth. It contained tiny pieces of veggies and had lovely flavours. This is a good option for vegetarians. Just add a little bit of seasoning to your taste, and you’re good to go!

Oats and Fresh Veggie Soup on the New Health Food Menu at Q33: JustODThings

Oats and Fresh Veggie Soup on the New Health Food Menu at Q33

Olive Oil Drizzled Steamed Vegetables

If you’re not a fan of salads and still want a whole meal, just order the steamed veggies. This will be a good substitute for rice and bread if you’re cutting down on carbs. the pieces of vegetables were cooked al dente, to retain their nice crunch and the original flavours. The generous drizzling of olive oil made the veggies healthier and more delicious.

Olive Oil Drizzled Steamed Vegetables on the New Health Food Menu at Q33: JustODThings

Olive Oil Drizzled Steamed Vegetables on the New Health Food Menu at Q33

Poached Fish with Mango Veloute

This dish at Q33 comprised a piece of basa fish poached to perfection, served with a veloute sauce made of ripe mango. I absolutely LOVE basa; it is my first choice when I’m cooking at home for myself. And, I loved this dish. It looked like a simple combination, and yet it was delicious. The mango veloute with the fish made a gorgeous couple!

Poached Fish with Mango Veloute on the New Health Food Menu at Q33: JustODThings

Poached Fish with Mango Veloute on the New Health Food Menu at Q33

Final Verdict

So, if you’re feeling like you need a bite after a day of shopping, but still want to stick to something healthy, walk straight into Q33. There are several options available for you to snack on, or to make a whole meal with. If you’re on a strict diet plan, and if eating out is the scariest bit about going shopping for you, then the new Q33 health food menu is just the place for you to enjoy a hearty meal without feeling guilty. There’s no more need for you to ‘indulge, just this one time,’ or for your friends to give up on their pizzas, just to make you happy. While they take their pick from regular menu, you explore the delicious and healthy options. Quite the perfect solution!
Q33 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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The unique, odd, crazy journey of OD, i.e. Oendrila in the world of fashion, food and everything else in this big, bad, beautiful world.

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