We bite into generous grains, lime with friends and meet choice meats

Top image: Grain Traders


Fresh on the scene, Grain Traders is a hit with their generous portions in the Hero Bowls ($16)–El Hibaro (striploin with salsa sauce on sushi rice), Rooster’s Crow (roasted chicken and medley of greens and beans on quinoa), Mr. Pirom (tuna, wild mushrooms with apple kimchi on soba noodles) and The Tantrum (lentil cakes with grilled beets and mixed beans on bulgur wheat). Often mistaken for a salad bar, Grain Traders is much more–keeping their belief in feeding and treating people right. Customised bowls are available. Their ultra-smooth flat white ($5.50) is a must-try too. #01-01/2/3 Capitagreen, 138 Market Street. Tel: 6348 6559


It’s time to lime (slang for “hanging out with friends”  in the Caribbean) again over Lime House‘s menu revamp. Favourites include whole jerk lamb rack ($78), soft and tender beef ribs ($98) and fresh whole fish escovitch ($76); all served up in sharing platters for three or more, and flavoured the Caribbean way with onions and Scotch bonnet peppers. Add on the oxtail dumplings soup ($15) and jerk beef skewers ($14). 2 Jiak Chuan Road. Tel: 6222 3130


The Carvery is a haven for meat lovers. Executive chef Robert Chan prepares a daily buffet (from $38) featuring premium roasts including beef, lamb, pork and chicken. Condiments and sauces created to suit the top meats include specialty fine salts, and house-made anchovy and truffle butters. There are up to 12 side dishes including Yorkshire pudding, French Lyonnaise potatoes, American roasted butternut squash, soft white polenta and smoked eggplant. Complement your roasts with over 50 wines by the glass ($15) or bottle (from $80). Dinner Sun-Thu costs $52, and Fri-Sat $62 when additional premium cuts are served. Level 7 Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road. Tel: 6828 8880