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If you’re feeling “out of sorts” but can’t pinpoint exactly what is wrong with you, then you’re most likely suffering from sub-health symptoms – a condition defined by the World Health Organization as a state between health and disease. Since the symptoms are less noticeable than those of diseases, they are often ignored, thus increasing the risk of developing chronic diseases. With most Malaysians now living under unprecedented levels of workplace stress, coupled with unhealthy lifestyle habits such as sleep deprivation, lack of exercise and poor diets, this makes us all more vulnerable to disease and even premature end.
现代人工作忙碌得早已连三餐都无法定时进食，更遑论能亲挑蔬果以摄取每日所需营养。吃得饱不如吃得好，这里指的“好”并非高级精致餐饮，而是摄入的营养足够均衡。大人能医人而不自医，常嚷嚷“明天起，一定要怎样怎样的…” ，一整年下来，不止身体状况不如以往，胆固醇出现红色警示，连体重也逐日上升… 就在有次聊天中听闻身边密探提起这家位于长堤旁的 Friends & Fig，他们家的 100% Pure Cold Pressed Juice 原来拥簇者众多（据闻柔佛州的公主也是常客哦），看来大人也得登门造访调理调理了。
All is not lost, however, as cultivating regular rest patterns and good eating habits can go a long way to restore the much needed balance in our daily lives. Office workers spend hours on end tucked neatly behind their desk, and lunch fare for them would most likely be something quick and easy, regardless of whether it is healthy or not. However, not all healthy foods are green, mean and downright tasteless, there’s no need to compromise on the quality or flavour of our food when it comes to treating our body well, so it appears cold-pressed juice is the perfect elixir for our time-starved, nutrient-deprived lives.
有一种店家是：你其实常常经过却不知原来她早已矗立在旁，缘分到了自是会对上眼，营业了已有8个月的 Friends & Fig 正是如此。长堤高架桥下的老店屋早已改装成精品酒店，酒店中就藏了这家以 “JUICE . RAW . CLEANSE” 为饮食走向的餐厅。老实说，由于是老区规划的问题，泊车位真的不好找，但这点小阻碍能让你对健康的追求止步于此吗？不！皇天不负有心人，大人到了！
Friends & Fig is a relatively new café within 5 minutes of walk or drive to CIQ, along Jalan Lumba Kuda that opened in late November 2015. Spotting a raw, utilitarian appeal that is in line with their “JUICE . RAW . CLEANSE” approach towards wellness, this homely cafe promises to reinvent raw food to bring you quality juices through their cold pressed technology that produces no heat and minimizes oxidation, giving us only pure unadulterated juices that will leave us feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and energized with the highest level of concentrated nutrients provided naturally.
健康果昔 Raw Smoothie Blends
天天熬夜加班的大人，看到餐单里这杯名为 Wakey Brekkie (RM16) 的 Raw Smoothie Blends，二话不说就下单了。是不是很醇厚？原来这杯不加糖的饮料里头的成分计有：鳄梨、香蕉、蜜糖与奇亞籽。那一粒粒类似芝麻的奇亞籽可是控制血糖、减轻体重、降压降脂、润肠通便的超级食品啊！大人细细品味这杯极具饱足感的饮料，除了高能低糖的鳄梨带有些许奶油味和香蕉一贯的甜香外，还能尝到微微的蜜糖滋味。若不想体内有太大的负担，将拥有6种不同口味的 Raw Smoothie Blends 当成代餐也非常合宜。
Raw, vegan, cold pressed and formulated by nutritionists, these 100% pure Raw Smoothie Blends are more than just juices and cleanses – one of Friends & Fig’s ways of complementing our move towards life’s lighter side. Starting with the perfect morning riser, Wakey Brekkie – comprising avocado, banana, honey and chia seed is more than adequate to give our digestive systems a morning call and rub down to start the day right. Loaded with anti-oxidants, high quality protein, dietary fiber and Omega-3 and etc., a total selection of 6 tasteful blends (and growing) should be able to help you reduce your appetite and food cravings to keep your excess in check.
冷压果汁 Cold Pressed Juice
其实看到琳琅满目的冷压果汁 (14种特调果汁)，大人真的不知道从何下手。或许是察觉到了大人的无助，Friends & Fig 的负责人 Christine 非常有耐心地为大人讲解。手上这瓶300ml的 Malibu Passion (RM15) 瓶身上清楚注明成分，计有黄梨、百香果、橙、苹果与青柠，无添加糖分、水及防腐剂，饮用之前需摇匀。非！常！开！胃！就是大人饮用后的反应，Malibu Passion 能重新平衡电解质（电解质能牵动人体机能的运作，大量运动流汗后需补充电解质）、促进消化与强化免疫系统，但不适合有皮肤、关节问题与痰咳的人士。
除了这瓶 Malibu Passion, 大人也帮看官们挖了些宝。Gut Soother (RM15) 能有效缓解女性最常面对的的问题：便秘与肚子涨风；Slimmers’ Oasis (RM15) 则能有效对抗水肿与瘦身问题；Wake Me Up (RM15) 是头痛与宿醉的天然解药; Beet It Up (RM15) 能为身体排毒并有助于制造健康的血球。(糖尿病患者或尚在用药人士也适喝 Beet It Up)
Malibu Passion that tasted citrusy and refreshing – predominantly passion fruit taste which is good for a quick detox. Taking a closer look at the what goes into the 300ml glass bottle, the fresh pineapple, passion fruit, orange, apple and lime make for a really good electrolyte rebalancer which can assist in the digestion of fatty food (yeah!) and a great immune system booster. If you prefer something to reduce bloating and improving your regular bowel movement from regular heavy and hearty meals, give the Gut Soother a real go! Looking to boost your metabolism while reducing water retention and cellulite, you must not miss the heavenly Slimmers’ Oasis that maybe a tad bit “spicy” from the celery and ginger though. To recover from your previous night out and hangover from alcohol dehydration, there’s always the perfect Wake Me Up antidote to your rescue. Still not enough? Beef up your overall health and stimulate your blood cell production with Beet It Up, a healthy “blood transfusion” of sorts, just more tasty LOL!
Too much to handle? No worries, simply take your favourite Cold Pressed Juice on the go, freshly pressed on the day, giving you a full 3 days of shelf life for all its natural goodness contained. Professional help is also readily available, with nutritionally designed cleansing program (starting from RM333) to feed your body with wholesome organic ingredients to enhance your cleansing process, while allowing your digestive system and liver to get a much needed rest and keeping your body in optimum health.
甜菜根汤 Beetroot Soup
今天大人就不喝蘑菇汤啦，各位美食看官们可猜得到什么蔬菜拥有这个天然色调呢？不是番茄，是甜菜根汤 Beetroot Soup (RM12) 哦！再淋上冷压椰油与奇亞籽，搭配微烤全麦面包，煞是好看啊！甜菜根味甘，有健胃消食、肝脏解毒等功效，喝下了第一口立即感受椰香，有惊喜！好特别！
Beetroot soup is not only a fabulous colour, but delicious too. Served with whole grain loaf, chia seeds and cold-pressed coconut oil for a really distinctive flavour, this soup of the day is rich in fibre, exerting favourable effects on our bowel function, which prevents constipation and helps to lower cholesterol levels too. We happily drank the soup to the last drop!
健康沙拉 Salad Bowl & Wich Box
这美得像幅画的沙拉，署名 W3 (RM15) 就是店家近期推出的五种健康沙拉之一。W1 – W5 的沙拉由营养师细心搭配计算，道道各有乾坤 （配料有熏鸭、三文鱼、鸡胸或全蔬菜类），而且这一系列的沙拉都标上了所含卡路里，非常适合轻食一族。大人选的这一份以三文鱼及鳄梨为主，卡路里含量为297 kcal，配搭之前的果汁及浓汤，与一般午餐的油腻感有显著分别，这一餐真是饱得无负担。
Research has proven that avocados contain up to 20 different vitamins, minerals and fibre. As such, it is a unique type of fruit which has many beneficial effects on health, making it a natural choice in the selection of our appetizer. With one of the widest selections of ingredients and homemade dressings to choose from, the salad bowl and wich box W1-W5 provides an array of great variety (smoked duck, smoked salmon, chicken breast or mixed greens) to be spoilt for choice. Our personal pick comes with generous portions of smoked salmon, black olive, red radish, Roma tomato, Japanese cucumber, chia seed, avocado and other mixed greens, topped off with their homemade trio citrus dressing for a refreshing blend. Fulfilling and tasty without any feelings of guilt of loading additional calories (297 kcal), this is a hearty meal by itself, keeping us feeling full and satiated throughout the day.
大早餐 F&F Brunch
近年来非常受食客青睐的大早餐也能在 Friends & Fig 觅得，F&F Brunch (RM22) 里有大人最爱的 Scrambled Egg、鸡肉香肠、面包、熏三文鱼、炒蘑菇、烤番茄与鲜菜沙拉哦！
Get ready for a sumptuous all-day brunch here, with decadent treats like smoked salmon, scrambled egg, sausage, sautéed mushrooms and grilled tomato, served with french village bread and, fresh garden salad awaits you, but all that’s not complete without a dose of healthy juice, isn’t it?
海鲜意式面食 Seafood Aglio Olio
Aglio Olio 向来也是大人的心头爱啊～ Friends & Fig 的 Seafood Aglio Olio (RM22) 铺满了海鲜啊！没有一般 Aglio Olio 的蒜米味，口味微辣，油用量不多却也不显干涩，同样也是一道吃完后不会充满罪恶感的美食哦！
Aglio Olio has always been our all-time favourite, with their Seafood Aglio Olio with mussels, squids, scallops with succulent, fresh, slightly charred prawns tossed with spaghetti, turning out to be extremely flavourful. A healthy meal and a good alternative for vegetarians who love pasta, even seafood lovers will fall in love with this recipe.
除了100%纯冷压果汁 (Cold Pressed Juice) 、果昔 (Raw Smoothie Blends)，特调浓汤外，在Friends & Fig 还能享用不同类型的甜点、蛋糕、沙拉、小食、面食与主食。
Apart from Cold Pressed Juices and Raw Smoothie Blends, there are much to offer on the menu – mains like Italian pasta, pizzas to Asian cooked meal which you are sure to find one that will appease your discerning taste. Serving a whole natural and wholesome gastronomic experience to its customers, Friends & Figs have proved that something so yummy can be healthy too.
有了健康美食料理果腹后的大人精神大好，立刻想起点餐之前在 menu 底部看到的这一行文字，”menu is designed by qualified independent natural juice therapist (CMA) UK” 。能打着这一旗号调配冷压果汁，在新山真的不多见啊！负责人 Christine 原为忙碌的室内设计师，在外的饮食习惯当然无法严控成分，崇尚轻食主义与热爱果汁的她，有次与当营养师的朋友 (全亚洲首位华人果汁营养师) 聊起此事，就兴起了打造一间能根据身体状况以冷压果汁、补充品 (healthy supplement & booster) 来调理健康的 Friends & Fig －Friends 顾名思义是朋友，Fig则是无花果，无花果的特殊营养价值同时也被冠以超级食物，能与挚爱朋友一起推广健康意识，何乐而不为？
Christine 为了能推广健康餐点的观念，店内的所有饮料与食物也有外送服务哦(最低消费为RM30，服务运费视地区各异，一天前拨电预定最佳，Catering 服务请洽店家查询) 。
If you have been paying close attention to the menu (as well as your calories :P), you might have noticed the fine prints below “menu is designed by qualified independent natural juice therapist (CMA) UK“, which offers further assurance that your well-being is in good hands. A rarity in JB, Christine forms part of Friends & Fig’s in-house team, together with a qualified independent natural juice therapist for new juices and cleanse programs, and is constantly researching on new ingredients and juicing trends that will benefit the health of their customers.
But considering a vast majority of Malaysians don’t come close to consuming their daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, cold-pressed juice is not a bad option when so many of us are too busy to even stop and munch an apple. Serving up raw, cold-pressed and organic blends formulated by nutritionists, Friends & Fig’s juices is a habit that we can start getting used to. With many juicy options available here for beginners to regulars, be prepared to embark on a journey to a healthier and happier you!
PS: To bring forth the Friends & Fig’s culture to Johor Bahru and beyond, external catering and home delivery options are also available, with a minimum spend of RM30. Out of curiousity, we asked Christine and her passionate team what makes them go all the extra mile? The answer, your overall well-being and a healthy, beautiful smile 🙂
Friends & Fig
Address: 154, Jalan Lumba Kuda, Bukit Chagar (Insta Hotel), Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel: +6016-712 1772
Business Hours: 11am-10pm (Sun-Thu); 11am-11pm (Fri-Sat)
No Pork No Lard, No GST & Service Tax
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