Let's just admit it. Coffee is THE comfort drink of most of us. And even if it is not the time to get your Hero Bowls from here, you can still pop by Grain Traders for your caffeine fix.
The "Nuts & Bolts" embodies a nutty, pecan and cherry sweetness with a smooth texture, giving the latte a pretty balanced taste that is neither too bitter nor too acidic. For S$5.50, this 12 ounces of beverage made my day.
If there's one place on this list that you need to visit for a grain bowl experience, let it be Grain Traders. Wherever it opens, the space is perpetually abuzz with excitement come lunch time despite the heftier price tag. The menu is straightforward — pick from any six of the aforethought Hero bowls ($16), like our favourite El Hibaro, which sees a combination of warm striploin steak, lightly charred vegetables, wafu tomatoes and salsa verde on a bed of sushi rice. Alternatively, customise your own bowl and choose from char-grilled salmon, tuna or the flavour-packed pulled pork for protein. Do include the wild mushrooms from the hot veg section and as for their sauces, both the miso caramel and beetroot feta yoghurt are great. Unless you intend to fight off a food coma back in the office, go easy on the grains here as portions are generous. Alternatively, be like Burppler Faith K and have half an Avocado ($1.50) in place of the grains. Like all lunch hotspots in the CBD, it's best you come with a buddy and split up — one to snag a seat and one to order.
Avg Price: $20 per person
Photo by Burppler Faith K
$1.50 (+avocado) cheers to getting my free grain bowl (worth $16). This angmoh 菜販 always gets me.
Still not trading my grains for yours :P This is apparently likened by many to fancy 'economy rice' - and it's true at $16 a bowl. 💫
Your choice of a meat (pick the steak slices/salmon) plus 1 hot veg(charred veggies for me) and 2 cold veg and a sprinkle (shallots!) before topping off with a sauce (Asian Gravy this time, which tasted like Bbq sauce but more savoury - not bad). Healthy? Yes, more than your cai png definitely. For those on a diet? Maybe not - the portions add up and each component does contribute to the count, depending on whether your choice is 'lite'. No doubt delish ;)
Slightly pricey if you were to have it everyday for lunch, but it was really delicious and the place was packed even on a Sunday afternoon!
Somewhat similar to food like Daily Cuts or other salad eats, loved tasty varieties here especially their smokey sautéed mushrooms and steak. Whether picking from their menu selections or designing your own meal, the combination of vegetables, proteins, toppings and grains just came together really well for a wholesome meal.
Also loved their relaxed and comfy open setup and their coffee. Check out their creamy cold brew in that beautiful bottle. #burpple
We are what we eat. Ft. Mr Pirom, one of the signature bowls: Tuna and Wild Mushrooms with Apple Kimchi and Crudités Slaw on Soba Noodles.
haven't been to grain traders in ages! Quality of the side dishes and the sincerity + heart of the kitchen staff into making unique concoctions of sauces made this experience a simple but stellar one
Been wanting to try out Grain Traders and I'm glad for the 2nd outlet at 100AM. Creating my own bowl with quinoa base, steak, grilled corn, wild mushroom with miso caramel dressing. additional topping of avocado at $1.50. total bill come up to $17.50. kinda expensive for lunch. however, I think I deserved a treat for surviving through mid week.
Beaten eggs, sliced potatoes, peppers and caramelised onions, baked then finished with a refreshingly tangy (almost pickled-y) tomato and onion salad — an extremely messy, hearty, and yummy frittata for this weekend's special. The combination of flavours are spot on, and as stuffed as it is, the frittata is extremely light and fluffy. Pop by tomorrow cause trust me, this ain't one you wanna miss.
Honestly, the food is really really good, I really loved their beef and I've rarely eaten such crunchy and delicious vegetables BUT the bad side is that I think it's not exactly value for money! This is in the pov of myself as a student of course being broke 25/7
Otherwise, it is absolutely delicious!!! and conveniently situated in a mall :)
Never thought I'd find awesome rendang at an ang moh cai peng store, but dayum I was wrong. Grain Traders' Mutton Rendang? Sedap 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 cooked for a total of 9 hours, the mutton's tender and flavourful, having absorbed all the rich spices, while retaining a nice bite to it. This is only available this weekend, so pop by today before it's gone!
you get to choose 1 grain, 1 protein, 1 hot veggie, 2 cold veggie, 1 sauce/topping for $16. surprisingly filling!
they have a meal option +$2 for a drink and a snack. the drink is bottled ice mountain 500ml mineral water and e snack is a small cupcake. so... up to u if worth $2 extra. haha
Square Meal Salmon Bowl ($18)
Never thought I would fancy such healthy bowls but @graintraders does it right with healthy yet tasty food! For the lunch set, I got my choice of sous-vide and chargrilled salmon 🐟 as my protein because I never say no to sous-vide salmon 👍🏼! I just had to pick the jap rice option to go with my intended selection of the coconut curry! The curry sauce was extremely flavourful and overall went well with everything in my bowl!
Graintraders recently opened at 100AM and they are already packed with a long queue during lunch. Thankfully, they advocate #slowfoodrealfast so the wait is still tolerable! Great place to get some relief and take a breather from work during lunch break!!
Grain Traders' one of our favourite for healthy food that still tastes good. We loved that we could mix our own combination, and each of their choices was deliciously done. Even a simple furikake roast corn was done so nicely it was tasty with that charred goodness. Definitely one of the better places amongst the few in their category.
Another attractive part of this place was their cold brew, both black and white good in their own way. Also like that beautiful bottle it came with. #burpple #burpplesg #foodgasm #foodpornsg #sgfood #sgfood #sgfoodies #sgfoodporn #sgmakandiary #foodpics #foodlover #foodstagram #foodstagram #foodie #instafood_sg #instagramsg #instasg #whati8today #nomnomnom #instafoodsg #eatoutsg #foodforfoodies #NomNomSG #sgmakandiary #sgeats #sgfoodlover #sgigfoodies #instafood_sg #stfoodtrending #burpproved #healthyeats