I remember first writing about Grub in 2013, and have recommended quite a number of friends to the place.

In fact, when MediaCorp wanted me to do up a special modern-local dish for a programme some time back, the Grub team was the first people I thought about.

Unfortunately, they will be closing by early next year as their lease at Bishan Park is not renewed.

Message from Grub’s Facebook: At the start of this week, we received the crushing news that our lease at Bishan Park would not be renewed next year. We will need to move out by January 2022.

After building this place up from an empty patch of land, and spending 9 years serving this community, we are still trying to come to terms with the shock that this space will no longer be our home.

But we worked hard on our tender proposal and prayed that God’s will be done. So we trust that as this door has closed, He has other plans for us. For now, we are uncertain what this may be. We are actively searching for places but our priority at this moment is making sure our crew are taken care of, especially as the timeline given for moving out is very short.

It has been our joy and pleasure being part of this community for almost a decade. Do come and have a meal with us before we leave in January (within safe limits). It would mean a lot to our crew to see you again.

Although it seems ulu for non-drivers, many families do not mind coming all the way here because the scenery is beautiful at this café-restaurant within Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

After crossing a bridge from the carpark, you see families taking slow strolls, children playing with balloons, happy dogs being walked, and just an almost entire view of lush green.

Very refreshing and relaxing for a weekend visit.

Opened by Cookyn’s Mervyn Phan and team, Grub’s most popular mains include Har Cheong Fried Chicken with Waffles ($16), Miso-Glazed Salmon Steak ($18), Pan-Seared Atlantic Halibut ($18), Fish & Chips ($17), Ribeye Steak ($24), and Sakura Pork Chop ($26).

Inspired by the favourite local zi char favourite of Prawn Paste Chicken aka Har Cheong Gai, try Grub’s Har Cheong Fried Chicken and Waffles ($16).

Therefore, you could get the faint aroma of the shrimp paste as you bite into the juicy marinated fried chicken. For more of those local flavours, get the mildly-spicy sambal mayo that adds as a dip for the meat.

Also look out for burgers with local twist such as the Har Cheong Gai Burger ($15), White Pepper Crabcake Burger ($18), Mentaiko Pork Katsu Burger ($17), and Grilled Chicken Burger with terikyaki-glaze chicken thigh and enoki fritter ($15).

The one item I would recommend is definitely Mala Xiang Guo Burger ($17) which we (DFD and Grub) created for the Toggle programme “Foodie Makeover 美食大翻新” – it has become a permanent item on the burger menu.

Essentially, it includes many ‘essential’ ingredients of Mala Xiang Guo such as luncheon meat, sliced pork, lotus root slices, and spicy Szechuan pepper corn sauce.

The purplish-red bun is due to the beetroot included in the burger.

Thank you Grub team for the memories. Hope you find a new place soon and looking forward to the brand-new beginnings.

GRUB – Bishan Park
510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 (Bishan Park 1) Singapore 569983
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)

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