Food tasting at SoulFull in Shams Boutik Mall in Al Reem.
I recently had the chance to visit SoulFull in their newly opened site in Al Reem Island upon their invitation. This is their 4th branch to date covering both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and is now conveniently located at level 1 of Shams Boutik Mall. It’s actually right after the passage way going to the other building at the Arc Tower.
I decided to have a late lunch and I went with my team. I was a little bit skeptical at first because I am not one who would frequent or try an all healthy resto on my own. The healthiest dish that I could think of and enjoy is a green smoothie and an oriental veggie salad. So off we went, open minded to try but kinda expecting a flavorless afternoon. Sorry just being honest. I’m a meat eater 😁
We were met by the lovely Esther who introduced me to Bahadur, their restaurant in charge. While showing me around -the first question that I had for him is Why that huge Artichoke on the wall? Well his answer was simple and it did make great sense. Artichoke is known to be one of the world’s healthiest food and with their ambition to introduce and offer a better way of life by offering healthy options on food /meals then the “artichoke” deserves a place in their wall.
To start the meal we had the pumpkin soup, seafood bisque and lentil soup. I was delighted that all tasted very good. Creamy and tasty. I had actually expected something bland and ‘soupy’. See, when I went here, I did not ask or read about feedback for Soulfull. I wanted to be surprised and yes, more surprises came for me.
We also tried the Grilled Salmon and I can vouch for it – it was very fresh. The Thai Green curry was very tasty but I loved the Red Curry based MALAI LAKSA
which had chicken breast, shrimps, coconut cream, tofu, mushroom, green tortilla, crackers, boiled egg, Yakisoba noodle.
The salads were gorgeous, some were mixed with quinoa – another super food and some chicken, that was already enough to get you full. We had the Acapulco which contained Grilled chicken, tomato, mix bell pepper, sweet corn, avocado, red beans, parmesan, flax seeds, mixed lettuce, jalapeño, tortilla chips … I would say the meals were creatively thought of.
Then there was this chicken strips which looked fried but then I was informed that it was baked using quinoa so it ended up crunchy. I loved it. It can definitely replace cravings for a fried chicken.
We also tried the ALL DAY BREAKFAST WRAP which had Turkey, egg white, spinach and parmesan cheese in a tortilla wrap. It was delicious and I would say for 30AED it is enough to feed 2 persons. I have a confession to make – I haven’t eaten spinach ever in my entire life! And here I am gobbling this and I am happy about it. I used to balk at eating veggies and Soulfull has seems to have shown me some better way to cure my “allergic” reaction to veggies.
They have many more offerings in their menu like protein balls for those who are into fitness and also amazing smoothies. And if you’re a health buff or looking for a change in lifestyle = healthy menu, you should try their place. Service was great, staff were attentive. The place is also great for meeting friends or having a family / team lunch and even dinner as it is spacious and very comfy.
After our meal, I met Bahadur and Chef Purna who came out from the kitchen to explain how their concept worked. Mind you, both these gentlemen are backed with years of experience from other prestigious establishments that they have worked with prior to joining Soulfull. Their whole team have carefully planned their meals and even sent them to nutritionists to help them rate their food based on the balance of calories per nutrient.
For Soulfull, it’s not about the calories but the healthiness of the food that they offer. You can read more about it on their website at soulfull.ae. You can also order from them online.
P. S. I did not write this review just because I was invited to eat here. This is an honest review which I think will benefit those who would like to have a healthy but delicious meal and friendly on your budget. And I’m happy to say I proudly recommend SoulFull. The quality of food, taste, service and ambiance will definitely be among the reason to visit this place PLUS you leave the place full and HEALTHY.
Total Review Score of 5
Taste and Presentation: 5
Contact Details of SoulFull
Table booking recommended