Sunday, June 09, 2019

Lean Bento Bistro (Halal-Certified) - Nutritional, Healthy Yet Delicious Meals @ Holland Drive [Singapore] #leanbento

[Note: the physical store at Holland Drive (near Buona Vista MRT station) would be closed from 12 June 2019 although there's still the online booking option via]

I had intended to blog about Lean Bento ever since i had lunch there about six months ago. Alas, procrastination set in and when i heard that the bistro would be closed on 12 June 2019; my colleagues and i immediately decided on a date as two of them had yet to have the chance to enjoy the food there!

The owner of Lean Bento is well known for his good physique and has in fact been featured a couple of times in the local newspaper for his diet which he attributed to natural, nutritional meals. Now, it's not new to bank on the nutritional bandwagon; give how health conscious Singaporeans are.

However, healthy meals don't usually commensurate with tasty and here's where Lean Bento would prove you wrong! As you can see from the two photographs above; the energy, protein, carbohydrate, fat and fibre levels were indicated for each dish and you would even know if it's gluten, grain, dairy or even nut-free! 

Ordering at the counter - it's hard to decide what to have, especially when you have to also consider whether you want to top up with a beverage and / or muffin / waffles. 

After payment, collect the order number and the utensils and prepare your table for the food! No service charge was imposed and GST was already included in the listed price. 

Butter Milk Waffles - buttery and tasty; the only two things needed improvement were that they could have been hotter and crispier.

Chocolate Muffin - the taste was a bit bland for my liking although my colleague enjoyed it so much; she had to buy their blueberry muffin for breakfast the next day! 

All Day Brunch - Honey Chicken with Sauteed Mushrooms and Sesame Bun; where possible, i am most keen to try dishes under the all day brunch / breakfast listing. 

The sweet potatoes balls were extremely addictive and the honey chicken (generous portion by the way) was good on its own without the pertinent need for us to add extra seasoning or sauces! Even the sesame bun tasted amazing with light crisp and buttered surfaces. 

Energy count for my all day brunch was a mere 565 kcal yet it was just too filling for me! I couldn't finish the bun even though i really wanted too and i didn't even touch the salad....

Amazingly, one of my female friends managed to clean up her plate and she even helped herself with my salad. That's a surprise given she's the kind who would have on hand, a plastic container, to keep leftovers as she usually couldn't finish her food! 


The two colleagues who had never tried the food in Lean Bento walked away with a fully satisfied stomach; only regret was not being able to visit the bistro earlier. Nevertheless, home delivery and self pick-up are still options after the physical store pulls down its shutter from 13 June 2019. 

43 Holland Drive #01-49
Singapore 270043
(Closed from 12 June 2019; click here)



As above.

Honey Chicken with Sauteed Mushrooms & Sesame Bun (Combo) - S$19.20
(Inclusive of GST and No Service Charge)

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