For fans who missed GRUB previously located at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, they have found a new home Novotel @ Stevens, a short 5 to 10 minutes’ drive away from Orchard Road.
Having a soft spot for larger places with greenery, the team eventually found a space at Stevens Road (Enjoy Eating House is also located this area).
(For those who are curious: Burp Kitchen & Bar took over its previous space at Bishan-AMK park.)
I must say I do have a soft spot for GRUB, as after writing about them when they first opened way back in 2013.
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. That very same burger is still on the menu.
Opened by Cookyn’s Mervyn Phan and team, you would find a range of appetisers, mains, burgers, pastas and desserts – many with local and Asian twists on the menu.
The best-selling mains and pastas previously offered at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park still remains, including Har Cheong Fried Chicken with Waffles ($17), Pan-Seated Atlantic Halibut ($18), Grilled Ribeye Steak ($28), Sakura Pork Chop ($27), Sakura Ebi with Prawns ($19) and Grilled Chicken Pesto Linguine ($18).
I compared prices of both menus, and most remained the same, if not just mildly adjusted.
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 ($17).
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.
For something lighter, you can go for their Duo of Tacos ($13 for 2 portions per serving) filled with Crispy Fish, Grilled Chilli Prawn, or Teriyaki Crispy Pork Belly.
Also look out for burgers with local twist such as the Har Cheong Gai Burger ($16), a plant-based White Pepper Crabcake Burger ($18), Mentaiko Pork Katsu Burger ($18), and Grilled Chicken Burger with terikyaki-glaze chicken thigh and enoki fritter ($16).
The one item I would recommend (have to right?) is definitely Mala Xiang Guo Burger ($19) 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. There is also a vegetarian option offered ($19) with assorted mushrooms with the same spicy Szechuan peppercorn spiciness.
Welcome back, GRUB.
30 Stevens Road, #01-06 Novotel @ Stevens, Singapore 257840
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)
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Burp Kitchen & Bar (Bedok Reservior)