I am a big fan of Chipotle. Many of you may know this already because of previous Chipotle blog posts or instagram photos. When i heard about Chipotle having a sister restaurant with a similar concept with Asian food, I was intrigued and knew I had to try it one day! This sister restaurant is none other than ShopHouse SouthEast Asian Kitchen. Just like Chipotle, they allow customers to make their own creations! They have a build your own bowl concept where you can create bowls filled with yummy food inspired by Thailand and Vietnam.
I never had a chance to try ShopHouse because all the locations were a bit far from me but lucky for this Hello Kitty Foodie, the newest location opened up recently at my new favorite hot spot The Point! On grand opening day, ShopHouse also gave a special treat of free bowls for everyone from 12-7pm. I was one of the lucky ones who got to partake in the celebration.
Though they have pre-set bowls via their House Favorites, I chose to build my own bowl! I got a bowl filled with brown rice, pork and chicken meatballs, their seasonal vegetable kale and green curry. I had it garnished with green papaya slaw and topped it with crushed peanuts, toasted rice, crispy garlic and some Thai chilies.
My bowl came out in a wonderfully colored array filled with healthy veggies and lots of meatballs! I was impressed. Tastewise, I found my bowl to be very good! I was surprised to have it be a bit on the spicy side. The spicy kick most likely is attributed to the green curry and Thai chilies. I really liked the pork and chicken meatballs. They were of good size. They were cooked well and tender. I was one happy and fulfilled kitty with this bowl
To add a sweet note to my meal here, I got a complimentary coconut rice and mango parfait for dessert. This dessert is mini but packed with flavor! There is plenty of sticky rice in the little shot glass and is topped with a decent layer of sweet mango. I am a big fan of mango and liked the mango topping the best!
Overall, I was a fan of my first visit to ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen at The Point. I liked creating my own bowl and found the food to be very yummy. I loved the friendly service and was touched with the complimentary dessert.
I know I will be visiting The Point very often. It is my new favorite spot after all and i am sure many of those visits will include visits to ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen! Thanks for the smiles on grand opening day ShopHouse!
For more smiles, please see my recent Yelp review on Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen at The Point!