Grain Traders Bring on a New Lunch Revolution – Slow Food, Real Fast

From the good folks of Kilo, come Grain Traders – for hearty, nutritious fare without compromise, modeled after their tagline “slow food, real fast”.

Grain Traders at Raffles Place

Grain Traders - Exterior - Review by Gourmet Adventures

Grain Traders - Interior - Review by Gourmet Adventures

Aiming to inspire a lunch movement to encourage people to treat themselves right – if only for an hour a day, Grain Traders has modeled the expansive space to feel like a home bathed in plenty of natural sunlight and greenery. And it has, all right. Set foot into the restaurant and be hit by heartwarming aromas of food being grilled, seared and roasted – everything is freshly cooked on the spot.

Grain Traders - Striploin Steak - Review by Gourmet Adventures

Grain Traders - Seared Tuna - Review by Gourmet Adventures

Grain Traders - Food Preparation - Review by Gourmet Adventures

Choose from six signature bowls ($16 each), or if you’re feeling creative, there’s a build-your-own-bowl ($16) option that lets you select one grain, one protein, one hot vegetable, two cold vegetables, one sauce and one topping. Square it off at an additional $2 to add a drink and a snack, or satisfy your caffeine fix with a coffee (from $3.50) by boutique independent coffee roasters Papa Palheta. Also available are cold pressed juices locally produced by Super Nova.

Super Nova cold pressed juices at Grain Traders

Grain Traders - Super Nova Cold Pressed Juices - Review by Gourmet Adventures

Signature bowls ($16 each) Mr. Pirom highlight the sweetness of perfectly seared tuna and wild mushroom, given intrigue by a tangy-spicy combination of apple kimchi; great shreds of crudités slaw over a heap of soba noodles, while The Beebop is a mound of brown rice spent with a fistful of charred furikake corn, crudités slaw and mixed bean pico de gallo topped with caramelly slices of slow-cooked braised pork shoulder.

Signature bowl Mr. Pirom ($16) at Grain Traders

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Both are delicious but Upstream may have the upper hand – wasabi salmon with chili furikake, ramshackled with crunchy house-made cucumber pickles and super greens, with cubes of butternut squash and sweet potato in alternating hues and textures. Its ingredients aren’t monumental, but the flavors gel so harmoniously together that you it instantly brightens your day. Good food inspires happy thoughts, indeed.

Signature bowl Upstream, and El Habaro ($16 each) at Grain Traders

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Signature bowl Upstream ($16) at Grain Traders

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Signature bowl El Habaro ($16) at Grain Traders

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Grain Traders Menu

Grain Traders Menu - Review by Gourmet Adventures

Grain Traders Coffee Menu - Review by Gourmet Adventures

All prices are nett, so what you see is what you get. Delivery options now available here.

Grain Traders, 138 Market St., #01-01/02/03. Open Mon-Fri 8am-8pm.

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Categories: Dining, Fast Food, Healthy Living, New & Noted, Restaurants, Reviews, Takeaway

One Comment on “Grain Traders Bring on a New Lunch Revolution – Slow Food, Real Fast”

  1. December 8, 2015 at 1:37 PM #

    I am hungry now!

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