Dig into Japanese keto-based meals at Nanbantei. Available only for the month of October, choose from a carb-free base of cauliflower rice or seaweed noodles, and top it with your choice of protein and a dressing made from Japanese onion and sesame oil. Pack in some healthy fats with the premium seafood don ($29.90) that comes with salmon and avocado, along with scallops, prawns, and cucumbers; or opt for the yakitori don ($20.50) for a well-balanced meal with sticks of asparagus and pork and shiso leaf with pork.
Bread and other sweet treats are a common craving for those on a keto diet. Baker Janti Joso Brasli knows this all too well, which was why it inspired her to create her own line of keto-friendly bakes. It started as an online outfit before growing into a brick-and-mortar store along Seah Street. Customers flock to Seriously Keto for its Blackout Bun ($9.20 for two pieces) and a range of savouries like the rosemary loaf ($10.90) and garlic pretzels ($5.90). It also serves a lean Thai ice tea ($6.50) complete with konnyaku jelly bits.
Using buns from Seriously Keto, The Butcher’s Kitchen whips up Singapore’s first keto-compliant burgers at its Suntec outlet. Popular options include the beef ($18.80) and chicken ($13.80) that comes layered with lettuce, tomato, and cheese. For a breakfast-friendly dish, drop by the restaurant between 10am to 11.30am for its keto toast set ($10.80) that comes with toasted keto bread, soft-boiled eggs, coffee or tea, and a choice between kaya or peanut butter (both keto-friendly, of course).
Over at the Mahota Kitchen, the chefs are no stranger to whipping up diet-compliant meals. Its focus on fresh, farm-to-plate ingredients makes it a healthy place to dine at. Besides catering to vegetarians, the wholesome menu also includes dishes that can be prepared veto-compliant – just look out for the special symbol beside each dish. Examples include the pork knuckle platter and baked cauliflower.
Flip to the end of the menu for a sweet surprise. The kitchen has teamed up with Kekito Bakery to create a range of keto-compliant cheesecakes. At just 1.3g of carbs per slice ($6), the signature Yuzu Japanese cheesecake will satisfy those with a sweet tooth. In fact, indulging in the whole cake ($32) will give you less than 8g of carbs (which is even lesser than consuming a whole avocado). To achieve this, baker and founder Charlene Yang use a natural, zero-calorie sugar substitute that does not impact blood sugar levels. The cheesecake-only menu also features matcha ($6), blueberry yoghurt ($7.50), and a no-bake chocolate version ($8).
More than just another #eatclean café, Kitchen by Food Rebel uses fresh ingredients and organic produce to create a menu suitable for those with various food intolerances. While not explicitly keto-specific, the menu has a few options that can be enjoyed by those on that HFLC diet. Browse its Ultimate Performance menu for a breakdown of each dish’s macronutrients. For instance, the low carb Rebel chicken burger ($21) swaps out regular buns for lettuce while ultimate breakfast ($15) comes loaded with cage-free eggs, peppers, beef, mushroom, and avocado.
The bakery has always been creating healthier versions of sweet treats. So when baker Delcie Lam embarked on her keto journey, it was only natural that she started developing keto-friendly recipes for her desserts. Popular options include the opera cake (from $95) and the Strawberry Nutty Ice Cream Cake (from $70) which is also paleo-friendly). Beyond cakes, the bakery also sells keto versions of double chocolate chip muffins ($36 for four), cookies ($32.80), bread, and even pandan mooncakes ($62.40 for two).
Raw and plant-based cuisine might rule the menu here, but the café also adopts a healthy philosophy of not using refined sugars, preservatives, and artificial additives or colourings in its food. Those on a keto diet can get the herbed salmon burger ($20) with lettuce buns instead (and skip the potato wedges) or pack some healthy fats from the zucchini lasagne ($20), which comes with layers of macadamia cheese, creamy cashew mayo, and taco ‘meat’.