Nestled in a cosy corner of Asia Square, sits Avorush– a dining establishment serving up healthy and wholesome food, specialising in drinks and dishes featuring avocado.
It is also the brainchild of founder, Min Joo, a certified nutritionist, who believes that healthy food can also taste good. Everything on the menu is made in-house, with no white or refined sugar added.
The dining space is open and thematic with shades of avocado green and wooden furnishings. We loved the large windows that seem to frame the wall patterns from the building next door, and the retro-inspired artworks that were placed on the windowsill.
One of my favourite drinks was the Avo-Vanilla Frappe ($5.90), made with avocado, fresh milk, honey and an all-natural vanilla flavouring. I could really taste the creamy avocado in this drink and loved that it wasn’t too sweet or too thick. Definitely coming back to order this again.
The Metabolism Bestie ($5.90) is another refreshing drink item on the menu and is made with pink dragonfruit, coconut water and mango. Chock full of vitamins and antioxidants, I loved how the mango flavour stands out in this light smoothie. For those who prefer something with a little bit more of a tropical flavour, this one’s for you.
Nothing beats a good ol’ avocado toast, and the Back to Basics ($5.50) does just that. Half an avocado sliced over sourdough toast, drizzled with Spanish extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkled with chilli flakes.
It was one of the best avocado toasts that I’ve ever tasted, with the freshness of the lemon juice cutting through the creaminess of the avocado and the crunchy toast. I loved how the chilli flakes hit my tongue with a subtle touch of heat as well.
The Goodfellas ($6.50) had smashed avocado, feta and scrambled egg, topped with a couple of rocket leaves. This was my dining partner’s favourite toast and she loved how the savoury feta complemented the mild eggs and avocado. When consumed immediately upon serving, you can definitely taste the quality of these fresh ingredients.
It’s ironic how this toast is named after the infamous mafia mob called the Goodfellas, because it is really good for you, especially if you’re in need of a well-balanced snack.
Sweet and guilt-free, the Nutella Banana Crunch ($4.50) toast is a delightful treat that’s a personal favourite of the gym trainers from the gym upstairs. The in-house made granola offered a great crunch and texture to the dish as well, which is a great choice for a tea time snack.
We also tried the Avorush Super Acai ($8.90), topped with coconut flakes, banana, chia seeds, strawberries and the house-made teaberry granola.
The ingredients came together in a wonderful marriage and I also noticed that this acai bowl was not as tart as others that I’ve had elsewhere, which really won me over in that aspect.
If you still have space for dessert, I recommend going for the Martinucci Tiramisu ($9). It was a perfect balance of sweet from the mascarpone and bitter from the espresso. The biscuit fingers were a tad bit soggy from the amaretto, but that didn’t turn us off from the overall taste of the dish.
Avorush certainly lived up to their name of serving up wholesome avocado toasts and delicious smoothies. Healthy lunch bowls are also available, with toppings such as shrimp and avo-mango-salsa, atop your choice of carbs and protein.
Go for their toasts if you’re looking for something to munch on in the afternoons, or if you want to grab a quick bite after the gym. It can get quite crowded during the peak lunch periods, so do expect a quite a queue.
Expected Damage: $6 – $7 per person