Food need not be complicated to be good. Agree? In this edition of EATSplorations, we will share with you our EATSperience in the ever-developing Bonifacio Global City or BGC in short. And this EATSperience is about Grind Bistro found in Netpark Building BGC. We have been hearing a lot of buzz about their 100% USDA beef Grind Burger and silky smooth milkshakes. Aside from that classic combination, they also have a wide variety of restaurant quality dishes that will easily make one’s tummy grumble. Before you get all starving, let’s keep going and find out more about our first Grind Bistro EATSperience. Here it goes, enjoy!
The owners of Grind Bistro stay true to this statement posted on one of their walls. They aim to make their diners happy with their no nonsense home-style cooking. They also incorporate lots of fresh local produce in their dishes that also help out local farmers. Win win for everyone, right?
Grind Bistro was packed that Sunday afternoon. The place was full of hungry people mostly munching on their bestselling Grind Burger. The place looked really cozy and the servers were pretty attentive to the needs of the diners. Happy diners filled the place which was a good sign for us because it means that we are up for a great EATSperience.
We were served heaps of food! From starters, mains, drinks and dessert. It was so unfortunate though that Mr. Eats was not feeling well during this EATSperience so he was not able to try any of Grind Bistro’s tempting milkshakes. Bear with us as we share our thoughts about each dish that we were able to try.
Baby Eats munched on this like there was no tomorrow. The bread was really fresh, crusty on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Perfect for our teething baby.
We began our Grind Bistro EATSperience with…
Mr. Eats: I found this plate of “nachos” really unique. It’s my first time to try a dish like this and I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of different textures and flavors going on in this dish and it worked perfectly. Make sure to get tiny bits of every component in one bite to fully EATSperience this dish.
Mrs. Eats: Their “nachos” were in the form of sweet potato and taro chips which I found really unique. The chips itself already impressed me and when I topped it off with the other ingredients, it definitely exceeded my expectation of having a good start to a good meal. It had different textures and a burst of flavors that was refreshing with a bit of kick from the wasabi. This is a must-try!
Mr. Eats: This was one of my favorites of this EATSperience. Super light and crispy tempura batter with fresh and plump shrimps. The unagi sauce and wasabi aioli complemented the sweetness of the shrimps perfectly. Don’t forget to order this when you dine at Grind Bistro. You will surely love it!
Mrs. Eats: When I had my first try of this dish, I just kept popping this inside my mouth. The shrimps were lightly battered and crisp to perfection. The unagi sauce and wasabo aioli were perfect to add character to this tasty dish.
Mr. Eats: I really enjoyed how colorful and fresh this dish was! Also, the fact that every component was locally sourced made me love this dish more even though I am not a salad guy. Lovely combination of crunch, natural flavors from the veggies and its light dressing made one great salad dish.
Mrs. Eats: The vibrant colors appealed to me as I devoured into this light and fresh salad. Taste wise, the dressing and the cheese complemented each other that made this salad really tasty.
Mr. Eats: Lovely mini burgers by Grind! The juicy and meaty patty was made even better by the mini buttery brioche buns. My tip is to get this so that you can try Grind’s burger and still have space for other items on the menu.
Mrs. Eats: I loved the thick burger patty in this slider. It was flavorful and really juicy. The brioche buns had its own character too because it was buttery and toasted to perfection. And the melted cheese, onions and pickles topped everything off so well.
Filled our hungry tummies with…
Mr. Eats: One of the more unique dishes available at Grind Bistro, the Nutty Black Chicken was more than just the squid in tempura batter. The chicken was cooked beautifully and made even better by the great balance of sweet and spicy flavor coming from its duo of sauces.
Mrs. Eats: This was one of my favorite among all the dishes that we have tried. It was unique and executed well. The squid ink based tempura batter coated the juicy and tender chicken really well. Plus the sauce made my EATSperience even better. I would love to have this again when we dine at Grind Bistro again.
Mr. Eats: This was one of the most beautiful plates of pasta that I have ever seen and had. Grind Bistro’s Linguini Pesto looked so simple yet filled with all the flavors that I love. It was so fresh and fragrant too. To all the pasta-lovers out there, you have to try this when you dine at Grind!
Mrs. Eats: More on the lighter side of things yet it was packed with flavors. It was really fragrant and the potatoes and beans gave it a creamy texture. If you’re a fan of pesto, you should try this.
Mr. Eats: This pasta dish was also pretty strong. The meatballs as expected were meaty and well-seasoned. The combination of the tomato sauce and pesto was something I have never seen before and for me, it made a big difference in the overall look and taste of the dish.
Mrs. Eats: Among the two pasta dishes that we tried, this was my favorite. The spaghetti sauce with pesto gave a different take on the classic spaghetti and meatballs. It sure did fill-up my hungry tummy.
Mr. Eats: I loved the cook on this beautiful piece of salmon. It was still juicy and flaky. The simple marinade and sauce did a great job complementing the natural flavors of the salmon. Well done!
Mrs. Eats: The salmon was seared and seasoned well. And the different components of the sauce gave sweet and savory flavors and a refreshing taste from the lemon syrup.
Mr. Eats: This was one Jurassic cut of pork chop! Its size though became a big challenge in keeping it moist on the inside. It can be really challenging to cook a slice of pork as thick as this because it’s prone to being under cooked. However, in this case, it was a tad overcooked. Good thing, it still tasted good because of the sauce.
Mrs. Eats: The size of the pork chop was huge enough that it was shared by 3-4 people. It was seasoned well however, I agree with Mr.Eats that it was overcooked. It would have been more tastier if it was still juicy and tender.
Mr. Eats: One of the highlights of this EATSperience, the Rib Eye! No questions asked, this was cooked to a perfect medium rare, seasoned beautifully, and had a lovely sear to cap it all off. Super tender and juicy! Every bite was such a delight. Even though it may challenge ones budget, it’s worth a try.
Mrs. Eats: What you see is what you get. This rib eye steak was as good as how it looked. It was seasoned and cooked well and it was really tender. I enjoyed devouring to each bite even without the sauce.
Mr. Eats: The main event of this EATSperience! This deserves to be the talk of the town. I personally rank it at least on my top 3 in my personal burger list here in the Metro. The patty was really huge in size and even bigger in flavor. The homemade brioche bun was a treat on its own. I would repeatedly order this and never share it with anyone including my wife. 😀
Mrs. Eats: If you are craving for a really good burger, this ones for you. The beef patty was tender and juicy and the secret sauce with the melted cheese made it really mouthwatering. No wonder my husband will really not share this with me if we dine again at Grind.
And we capped it all off with…
Mr. Eats: Finally, this EATSperience has reached dessert! Grind Bistro makes amazing desserts too. EVERYTHING is made in-house. So, quality, taste and a lot of love is guaranteed. I prefer the S’mores with Hot Cocoa more than just devouring 6 different flavors of ice cream and sorbets because it was a first time encounter. Also, because I LOVE anything with lots of chocolate.
Mrs. Eats: I felt giddy and excited when I saw these beauties approach our table. I love desserts! Therefore, I enjoyed indulging in both. The different ice cream and sorbet flavors were really good. And the S’mores with Hot Cocoa—I fell in love with it! With the way how it was presented and plated to how it tasted as I scooped through every component. It was pure love. Desserts are definitely a must-try at Grind Bistro!
Our Grind Bistro EATSperience was simply memorable! The food, the company and the warm hospitality from its marketing personnel, owners and staff. The place was lovely. The food was awesome. The whole EATSperience was just amazing. What more can we ask for? We hope they stay consistent with their service and of course, their food. We hope to see them standing strong in this extremely competitive food and beverage industry. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations! Till next time!
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Ground Floor, Net Park Building, Fifth Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
+632 946 3870
11am to 10pm (Mon-Thu)
11am to 11pm (Fri-Sat)
11am to 9pm (Sun)
Budget: 1000-1500 php for two