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Eat + Drink September 25, 2015

Straat Snacks: Grain Traders will Bowl You Over with its Hearty Comfort Food

Serving up wholesome nutrition without comprising on taste, it’s easy to see Grain Traders being a hit with the office crowd.

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Grain Traders’ warm and welcoming furnishings are a respite from the usual office environment

If your workplace is in the Central Business District (CBD), you’ll know how difficult it can be to enjoy a good lunch that’s worth your every dollar. Grain Traders is intent on changing that, with an exceptional dining experience that will make you glad you didn’t eat takeaways in the pantry. Brought to you by the people behind the Kilo restaurant chain, Grain Traders feature homely, aesthetically-pleasing interiors that are a welcome departure from the cold, sometimes sterile office environment.

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Ingredients range from the usual to the exotic, and are all freshly prepared

The eatery’s open kitchen concept is testament to its mantra of “Slow Food, Real Fast”, as the chefs freshly prepare each ingredient and place them on display, giving customers a preview of the endless permutations of ingredients that could go into their bowl, making a complete meal.

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El Hibaro

If you find yourself standing in line, not knowing what ingredients to pick, you can opt for one of the six signature bowls, which come with set numbers and types of ingredients. The popular El Hibaro, reminiscent of Japanese fare, is a mix of striploin beef, charred veggies, wafu tomato and bean sprout salad on white sushi rice. It’s also easily one of our favorites.

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Upstream

Calorie-counters must try the Upstream, which comprises wasabi salmon with chilli furikake, butternut squash, sweet potato, homemade cucumber pickles and greens.

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Customize your own bowl with a comprehensive menu of yummy grains, proteins, veggies and more

If you know what you want, or you simply don’t mind experimenting, go ahead and build your own bowl of nosh. Pick your own ingredients from the various categories on the menu; the combinations are endless! Stumped? Ask Grain Traders’ friendly servers for their recommendations. grain_traders_ingredients Complete your meal with premium coffee from Papa Palheta, or a cold juice if you don’t need the caffeine.

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Papa Palheta’s blend of coffee beans is sure to perk you up

Grain Traders is located at CapitaGreen Building (138 Market Street, #01-01/02/03), Singapore 048946. Opening hours are 8am – 8pm (Mondays to Fridays). Visit its website for more information.