Monday, February 13, 2012

Grazing in Progress at Graze, Martin No. 38

At No. 38 Martin Road, the Jia Boutique Hotel created a little empire of F&B outlets. There is KHA, popular for their Traditional Thai cuisine with a modern twist. KHA used to be located in Hort's park but have since shifted to this new address. Graze @ Martin 38 is the sister restaurant of the original Graze at Rochester park. It's located beside KHA and even sharing the same restrooms. One can walk across to KHA from Graze via the common corridor that they share inside the restaurants. We visited KHA the last time and this time, Graze, together with the rest of the Eat Eat Eat group. Food wasn't perfect for picky eaters like us but overall it was and enjoyable dining experience.

Enter here to start grazing ....

When you start your day early in Graze, the restaurant can come across as quaint and relaxing but not for too long. By noon these tables are all taken up.

Before my brunch starts, my engine needs oiling. A double shot cafe latte for me please!

An interesting coffee maker that ended as a show piece near the entrance. Wonder how coffee brewed with this taste like?

As Graze and KHA, are subsidiary of the JIA Boutique Hotels you can also order fanciful cocktails, characteristic of KHA in Graze.

The full wall glass panels allows as much natural light into the main dining area. I like the casual dining atmosphere in Graze. It makes the food more enjoyable. The setting is conducive for a chatty gathering of friends. Here's where the grazing occurs .....

The leg of Jamon Iberico was left over the counter which means we need to have some .....
The Spanish Pig. Spanish Jamon Iberico, Iberico Chorizo, House Olives, Roast Tomatoes, Sourdough Rye Toast. 

Having the flavorful Jamon Iberico with a piece of toast.

Signature Cast Iron Pan. Two free-organic eggs poached with roast potatoes, bacon, sausage, baked benas, roast tomatoes, mushrooms. Part of the Brunch menu. Usually HY would have left at least a third for me but she polished this off and left only a pair of egg yolks as it's the only thing she don't wanna eat.

Steak and Egg. Murray Bridge grain fed sirloin, South Australia skinny frites, roast tomatoes, house butter. Part of the brunch menu. Chris ordered the sirloin to be done medium rare but it came medium and not warm enough to melt the butter. They probably left it to rest for too long.

300g Pork Chop, Kurobuta Pork, 100% Berkshire from Victoria, Australia with Pear Chutney. Folks here were flexible enough to let us have our way. Although, it's brunch time, they allow us to order from their dinner menu. The Kurobuta pork chop was a thick cut. The portion was big and it was delicious.

Grilled Wagyu Burger with the lot, lettuce, tomato, onion, beetroot, fried egg, tomato relish, thick cut chips. We were half an hour too early for the lunch menu but they allow me to order from the lunch menu too. The patty was tender but like the steak, I ordered a medium rare but was served a medium. I didn't mind it being cooked medium but I'll prefer it to be slightly savory. Hummerston's burger would win my vote in comparison but of course the one to beat is Daniel Boulud's DB burger.

Hot Sticky Date Pudding, toffee sauce, candied dates, vanilla ice cream. This was soft and not as dense as the typical sticky date pudding and I like the toffee sauce that go with this one.

Apple Tarte Tatin, orange marmalade, vanilla ice cream.

38 Martin Road
Tel : +65 6509 1680

Opening Hours:
Lunch Tues~Fri 12noon~3pm
Dinner Tues~Sun 6pm~11pm
Brunch Sat~Sun 10am~4pm
Wine Bar Tues~Sun 12noon~closing


adel said...

the dishes sure look fab, wanna try the steak soon :)

Unknown said...

Food was pretty good but the casual setting made group dining all the more enjoyable. If you're having steak, just make sure you insist on the correct done-ness. ;-)


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