Singaporeans love good food and finding a good restaurant is always a great joy! When one discovers a good family restaurant, around your neighbourhood, the deal gets even sweeter! Grub is just exactly what the family doctor ordered! Located in Bishan Park, Grub offers great dining and has something for the whole family! 🙂
Started by the same crew who started and run Cookyn Inc. (A cooking school that encourages making memories), Grub offers a menu that has been tried and tested by their more than 10,000 participants from their cooking school. With such dynamic and forthcoming feedback for their menu, we were definitely looking forward to our visit to Grub!
First off, one of the great things about dining at Grub is that one gets to dine close with nature. Located in the heart of Bishan Park (Nearer to Sin Ming Ave), the park offers luscious greenery with lots of open spaces for kids to explore. With a nature-friendly park, we were not surprised to find numerous bird-watchers with huge camera lenses together with us in the park.
Visiting Grub on this particular weekend presented us with an added bonus. Grub had sensory toys and activities laid out for their young customers to explore. If you want the kids to get off their electronic devices, this activity corner might just be the perfect drop-off before one starts on your meal. (Do note that the toys only come out on selected weekends, do check for further details with Grub).
And yes! What kind of food can we expect at Grub?
To start off the meal, we had a round of beverages. We sampled the hand craft beer from RedDot and started off with a pint of green lager ($12), which proved to be smooth and easy to drink. Nope…It was not St. Partick’s Day but still it’s worth a pint!
Naturally, the young ones were not disappointed with the drinks available. They had Milo Dinosaur which every kid who loves chocolate will gobble up and we enjoyed the Iced Lychee Earl Grey and Iced Lemon Earl Grey as well.
The boldness of the drinks is translated into their menu, as one can find local delights infused with Western Culture in their line-up. Browsing through their menu, I could not pass up on their Har Cheong Gai Burger ($13), which is one of my favourite local favourites. It’s safe to say, I did not know what to expect, but I liked what I saw when my piece of fried chicken hit my table.
The boldness with the local menu is further seen in their Chilli Crab Pasta. (In comparison, their sister restaurant Redpan at Marina Sq offers the Hae Bee Hiam Pasta). For those who love chilli, this authentic local twist to your favourite Italian noodles offers a spicy alternative to the common Italian fare.
One of the MUST TRY items of the day is the Grub Cheeseburger. Using New Zealand 100% grass fed beef, the free range meat comes unminced. The burgers patties are minced by the crew from Grub and moulded into these patties which fill up the signature Grub Burgers. I love my burgers and these beef patties are definitely up there with the rest.
Brunch at Grub is served from 9am to 5pm and we took a look at the Grub Brunch Stack ($16). Consisting of bacon, garlic thyme pork sausages and a fried egg on a toasted ciabatta. The produce was fresh and filling and it proved to be a great way to start off a lazy weekend.
The Pork Yakiniku Burger ($14) offers thin slices of pork flavoured in a sweet Yakiniku sauce, and thoroughly satisfying the Japanese cravings of my 10-year-old son. Paired together with their fries in Mentaiko sauce, these sauces will have you craving for more. If you have not tried the Mentaiko fries, you will have to sample it for yourself as the sauce is addictive. When my friends found out that I was at Grub, these were the fries that they strongly recommended. After the first few fries, I was addicted as well! 😉
And our last dish of the day at Grub was their Bacon Carbonara Pasta ($16). If you love bacon, you will love the generous slices of bacon that comes with this Italian favourite.
Generally, we enjoyed almost every dish at Grub and we were too stuffed to sample their desserts. However, the ambience and food at Grub will definitely bring any customer back to this quaint restaurant conveniently nestled within the greenery of Bishan Park.
If you are attending to bring your kids for their play corner, do give them a ring to find out when their activity corner for kids will be out again.
Click here to find out more about Grub Singapore