Opened by the folks from Cookyn, GRUB is their latest venture at the tranquil Bishan Park. The fun bistro concept uses ingredients sourced from an ethnic group of farmers, fishermen and artisanal producers with good responsible practices. No MSG, artificial preservatives, additives or flavourings are used in their cooking keeping the ingredients fresh and natural.
Truffled Egg Cocotte 3/5
The Truffled Egg Cocotte ($7) is served with crispy parma ham and toasted focaccia. Dunking the focaccia into the runny egg enhanced by the truffle flavour was simply heavenly and addictive.
Tasmanian Mussels & Chorizo Stew 2/5
The Tasmanian Mussels & Chorizo Stew ($19) was rather a disappointment. The stew was watered down and bland. I would have preferred a bowl of thick velvety stew. While the mussels were fresh and fat, I did not enjoy the chorizo. The pairing was kind of odd for me.
GRUB Cheeseburger 4/5
Comes with 100% freshly minced beef patty with melted Monterey Jack cheese, the GRUB Cheeseburger ($11) was nicely executed. The size is just nice and easy to handle. The beef patty was also juicy and tender.
Slow Roasted Pork Belly 4.2/5
The Slow Roasted Pork Belly ($15) sitting on a bed of mashed potato is another worthy dish to try at GRUB. Cooked perfectly until fork tender and melted in the mouth, the meat surprisingly worked harmoniously with the mango sauce and cherry tomato salsa.
Surrounded by the beautiful greenery of Bishan Park, GRUB worthy of a visit with its casual and friendly bistro ambience. GRUB is also a nice place to chill out with its selection of crafted beer from New Zealand and Belgium, or a cup of coffee locally roasted by Liberty Coffee. If you are a brunch person, you can check out the weekend brunch too. By the way, the 70 seater bistro adopts a no reservation policy so be prepared to wait up for a while on a business day.
Bishan Park 1
510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Tel: +65 64595743
Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio (MRT station)
Tue-Fri: 530pm - 1030pm
Sat-Sun & PH: 9am - 230pm, 530pm - 1030pm
(Closed on Mon and last Tue of every month)
1) Alight at Ang Mo Kio MRT Station. Take Exit C. Walk to Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange (Stop ID 54009). Take bus number 166 or 169. Alight 4 stops later opposite Mayflower Secondary School. Walk to the traffic junction of Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 and Ang Mo Kio Ave 1. Cross the road and walk to the restaurant at Bishan Park 1. Journey time about 15 minutes.
2) Alight at Ang Mo Kio MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange (Stop ID 54009). Take bus number 262. Alight 8 stops later opposite block 223 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1. Walk to the restaurant at Bishan Park 1. Journey time about 15 minutes.