After my color of asparagus gone wrong visit to Rise and Grind previously, I returned to try out their relatively new menu just a couple of weeks ago!
Nothing apparent has changed from our last visit, except for its menu. Some of the items from our last visit has been taken out, and a lot more included into the menu. We tried just one item from their new menu, and their signature pasta which I’ve missed from my last visit, as well as a dessert!
We started off the meal with their drinks:
Iced Mocha and Matcha Latte
The iced mocha seemed to have improved since my last visit, however still a tad watered down for my liking whilst my partner wasn’t too impressed with their matcha latte.
For starters, we tried their brand new Sweet Potato Fries with Mentaiko Mayo ($10) – do note that this was the half portion we requested.
The mentaiko mayo was better than we expected. Instead of a diluted version we expected from a mayo, this was satisfactorily flavorful, and we absolutely loved the sweet savory combination of the sweet potato fries and mentaiko sauce. However, this is pretty dependent on personal preference as we heard some people did not take this too well!
One of their new additions to the menu was the HEI AMIGO ($16)
Their very own take of Huevos Rancheros, the classic Mexican breakfast. I’d say it’s really different from what I expected or from my knowledge of what Huevos Rancheros looked like. But this was a pretty dope rendition as well, because just look at that presentation!
Silky, but rather bland scrambled eggs stuffed within the tortillas, served with chorizo sausage, sauteed wild mushrooms and pickled onions, and finished off with a myriad of sauces: Cheddar cheese, greek yogurt, guacamole, and tomato salsa. Just mix everything up and eat it, it was a very comforting kinda brunch, and a pretty filling one! Good to share as there were 2 tortillas!
We also had their best selling pasta – Tom Yum Seafood Pasta ($17)
This was the only place I have had tom yum pasta, besides the numerous visits to 49 seats. We thought this fared better as the standards have seemed to dip for the latter. The tom yum sauce had enough punch, not overwhelmingly spicy and was had good amounts of tanginess to it. My favorite place for tomyum pasta now, and look at that generous servings of seafood!
We ended the meal with their Sticky Date Pudding (sorry didn’t note the price)
This was definitely one of the better sticky date puddings we’ve had to date. Moist pudding, with fresh vanilla bean ice cream. The ice cream might be a little too sweet for some, but that’s for me because I don’t quite like sweet stuff (uhh.. liar HAHA). The salted caramel sauce drizzled above was a win, and made everything twice as good!
We thought the brunch items at Rise and Grind were pretty comforting and were not too overpriced for today’s standards. We were especially impressed with the effort they put in to present their dishes in the most aesthetically pleasing manner, the splashes of colors here and there, yet making sure that the flavors go well together.
It might be a little inconvenient to get to in the past, but now, with the downtown line up and running, I don’t see why you shouldn’t pay Rise and Grind a visit!
How to get there?
Bukit Timah Plaza (Opposite DBS bank)
1 Jalan Anak Bukit #L1-CA1, Bukit Timah
Nearest MRT: Beauty World or King Albert Park
Monday to Thursday: 10am to 9pm
Friday: 10am to 10pm
Saturday: 9am to 10pm
Sunday: 9am to 9pm