Grain Traders: Healthy bowl in the CBD

Thursday, 15 October 2015

This is a company that believes in eating and feeding people right. Serving up hearty food for the workers around the CBD area, eating balanced is now all served up easy - all in a bowl.

Details
   Area: 
Raffles Place / Telok Ayer

Country: 
Singapore

Price: 
$$

Good For: 
 Small Groups / Friends / Solo / Takeaway

Accessibility: 
Approx 3-4mins walk from either Raffles Place or Telok Ayer MRT Station

Crowded at lunch. We had to wait around to get a seat. Most people had takeouts instead, to avoid the wait.
Choosing my meats! I love my red meats.
Seared and marinated Tuna, ready to be put into the bowl.
Let's Eat!
Black Cold Brew ($7)
The black brew tasted alright. It didn't exactly impress, and I only realised that the White cold brew seemed to be the popular choice around here. Totally regretted not trying it out.

El Hibaro ($16)
I had mine El Hibaro style. Striploin with salsa verde, charred veggies, wafu tomato and bean sprout salad on white sushi rice. Just that, instead of the white sushi rice, I changed it to quinoa instead!
It was so filling, just filled me up for a good couple of hours. I honestly didn't even think of snacking in the afternoon.

Make your own bowl ($16)
If you don't wish to get any from their suggested bowls, you can choose to make your own too. Here's how it works, for $16, get 1 grain, 1 protein, 1 hot veg, 2 cold veggies, 1 sauce and 1 topping.

I had my meal with a friend and she had the quinoa, roasted nuts mix, apple kimchi, steak, cucumber, pickles and mushrooms!
Can I just say, the apple kimchi is refreshing!
Low-Down
The best bit: The way it fills me up, such that I didn't feel like snacking. My El hibaro bowl tasted awesome healthy, too.

The worst bit: The price. It was pretty steep. The notion that "healthy = overpriced" is so overrated.

Grain Traders
Location: #01-01/02/03, 138 Market Street, CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946
Operating hours: Mon-Fri (8am-7pm), Closed on Sat and Sun.