Review: Project Açaí @ Holland Village

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Say ah-sigh-ee. Not A CAI. That means one vegetable in Chinese. Okay my lame jokes are not going anywhere.

One-week old Project açaí, is Singapore’s first ever açaí superfood cafe. As people are attempting to be more and more health conscious these days, and yet can’t seem to resist after meal desserts (like me) at the same time, Project açaí has came to our rescue by serving up a healthy alternative.

Here’s a quick dietary lesson for you, if you don’t understand what’s the fuss about açaí berries, and why is it such a big deal. Açaí berries are like the elite berries in the berry world. The other berries can’t seem to even come close to them because they trump the other commoner berries in terms of their levels of antioxidants, omegas 3, 6 and 9, fibre and their extremely low levels of sugar. And of course, very very expensive. If you think that blueberries have high antioxidants, you are right. But açaí has up to 10 times more than that. Besides, for you ladies who are trying to lose weight and not starve yourself at the same time, these berries are high in fibre and has low GI, which will allow you to feel satisfied with a small portion. That’s the story of the elite Açaí berry.

The Place

Located on Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Project açaí may be a little difficult to find for people like me. Because, it was my first time venturing down Lor Liput yesterday, despite being at Holland V countless of times. It is surrounded by various reputable establishments, which I thought was a plus because many will be able to refer to these landmarks to make their way here.
Photo 23-2-15 7 01 55 pm This is how it looks like from the outside. A really pretty and homely feel, compared to the rest of the cafes in the area. It sits beside Nakhon Kitchen and opposite Janice Wong’s 2am Dessert Bar.
Photo 23-2-15 7 02 30 pmPhoto 23-2-15 7 06 11 pmThey have seats both on the outside and inside of the cafe. I especially liked how the cafe smelt like, not because of the berries and fruits, but the “new house smell”. So better head down there soon, before the smell is gone. HAHA!

The Food
Photo 23-2-15 7 03 29 pm  Their smoothies were not available at the time of our visit. So we had their açaí superbowl. As you can see, the prices are a little steep, as compared to many of the other foods out there. But this is a tradeoff for quality food.  Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset We ordered a Medium açaí bowl ($9.30). What’s in this pretty looking bowl? It consists of a medley of freshly cut fruits like bananas lining the circumference of the bowl, mangoes and strawberries, topped with coconut, goji berries, chia seeds and bee pollen, not forgetting the Sambazon Organic açaí, and granola for the added fibre and crunch.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetIf you think that organic or healthy food tastes weird or too healthy for your liking, trust me, a mouthful of this would make you forget the fact that you are having such a healthy dessert. It tastes so amazing that I was tempted to order a large bowl all to myself. I loved how they added granola into the mix, because it gave the much needed crunch amongst the relatively mushy fruits. It actually tasted like the Banana Nut Crunch cereal at one point of time!

Closing Remarks

I LOVED MY DESSERT LAST NIGHT, because it has been a while since I’ve tasted such great mix of fruits, and had such a nutrient-dense dessert too! I highly recommend Project Açaí to all of my readers to get your açaí fix, or to have a less guilty after-meal dessert. It can even suffice as a meal, because I felt so full after finishing half of this bowl, despite a relatively light dinner.

Grab your friends and family down to Project Açaí now! Yes, I know that the prices are steep, but health is wealth eh?

How to get there?

27 Lorong Liput
Holland Village
Singapore, 277738

Opening Hours

10am – 10pm daily.

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