LifestyleA quick meal. Perfect for when you don't have the time to cook

A quick meal. Perfect for when you don't have the time to cook

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9:27 PM EDT, November 2, 2023

Are you short on time but craving a quick yet nutritious meal? Consider whipping up what's popularly known as a "bowl of happiness". This meal is served in a bowl and teems with colorfully vibrant ingredients. It's incredibly easy and swift to prepare.

The concept of a bowl meal is steeped in classic simplicity. A medley of a few ingredients served in a large bowl. Worth noting is that we can add anything that appeals to our palate. The sky is the limit. This eating habit has been popularized by influencers who frequently share their meals. Opting for bowl meals for dinner harks back to the basics, reminiscent of our ancestors' dietary practices hundreds of years ago.

So why venture into eating a bowl meal? Aside from the aesthetic appeal that comes with arranging assorted food in a bowl, it also allows the incorporation of semi-liquid and liquid products. Furthermore, the convenience of comfortably settling down with a bowl of food to watch your favorite TV show is unbeatable. And if you're grappling with bowl meal ideas, here's a delightful recipe to get you started.

Considering a bowl for dinner? It might just be the answer

The underlying principle while crafting a bowl meal is simplicity. Therefore, it's crucial to conceive it as such a delectable combination. Thai-inspired bowls that incorporate staple Thai ingredients often prove to be incredibly flavourful.


  • 2 handfuls of crisp lettuce,
  • 6-7 oyster mushrooms,
  • 1 cucumber,
  • 1 carrot,
  • roughly a dozen shrimp,
  • pulp of one mango,
  • juice of one lime,
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce,
  • 1 clove of garlic,
  • a pinch of chili,
  • some sesame seeds,
  • salt to taste.


  1. Cut the cucumber and the carrot into thin strips, and slice the oyster mushrooms. Proceed to sauté the mushrooms with chili and a sprinkle of salt.
  2. Slightly oil the shrimp and sauté, drizzling with the juice from half a lime, half a clove of minced garlic, chili, and salt.
  3. Concoct a mango dressing. Blend the mango pulp with chili, soy sauce, lime juice, and the remaining half of the garlic.
  4. Arrange all the ingredients in a bowl, you may place the dressing in a smaller separate bowl. Finally, garnish your ensemble with sesame seeds.
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