Monday, September 2, 2013

Gerry’s Grill: Comforting Singapore-based OFWs Islandwide



It’s a known fact that there are thousands of OFWs working in Singapore.  This huge number equates to a number of our kababayans who are sorely missing some good, old Filipino home-cooking.  So it’s really no surprise that a local restaurant would make it’s presence known here in the Lion City.

Enter Gerry’s Grill. 

  
Gerry's Grill, Cuppage Road, Singapore


Gerry's Grill hasn't been here long in Singapore.  In fact, they just opened last 2011.  But with the good reception they have received here, they're slowly expanding, opening more locations in various parts of the Lion City.  

For now, they have 3 branches here -- a small outlet at the Rasapura Masters foodcourt at the Marina Bay Sands Shoppes, a full-on 200-seater dining establishment at Cuppage Road (just a block away from Orchard Road), and their newest outlet at Makasuntra Glutton's Bay at the Esplanade Waterfront.

I highly recommend that you expend the time and energy to visit their Cuppage location; mainly because (1) they have much more extensive food choices here, and (2) the food tastes better (IMO).  It’s quite a walk to get there but believe me, it’s all worth it.

But I digress, on to the food.

Pork Sisig (S$10.95 / Php361.35*)

Pork Sisig

We always order Pork Sisig whenever we dine at any Gerry’s Grill branch.  Various roasted pig parts (don't ask what) on a sizzling hot plate.  Served with raw egg (mix it in while the dish and plate is still pipping hot), add a dash of Knorr liquid seasoning and some calamansi (a type of local lime) juice, and viola!   The perfect porky ulam (viand)! 

This is the stuff cardiologists’ nightmares but the sweetest dream of any carnivore the world over.  *sigh*

Lomi (S$7.45 / Php245.85*)

The Little One loves Lomi.  A soup of thick egg noodles cooked with a little meat and vegetables (among others); it’s a hearty meal all by itself.  It's a dish that she enjoys with relish.

Lomi

Adobo Puso Rice (S$7.45 / Php245.85*)

We usually prefer having plain rice with our meals; but the Husband was feeling extra homesick for some Filipino food lovin’ that he decided that Gerry's Grill's Adobo Puso Rice was just what he needed to drive the homesickness away.

Adobo Puso Rice

To be honest, I was preparing myself for an overload of salty flavors, having been used to the heavily uhmmm... salted adobos of the family's.  But Gerry’s Grill’s rice variant is a very nice welcome change.  

It’s not to salty and the adobo flavor fairly complements the fragrant rice.  Plus points for presentation, too

Sago Gulaman (S$5.00 / Php165*)

A family fave.  Whereas this was considered a type of dessert before; nowadays, you’ll find most Filipino restaurants offering Sago Gulaman as a drink.

Sago Gulaman

Ice-cold water sweetened with brown sugar, mixed in some firm jelly cubes (gulaman) and tapioca balls (sago).  It's the perfect drink with an interesting blend of textures.  What’s not to love?

Halo Halo (S$4.45 / Php146.85*)

I could never get a decent Halo Halo in Singapore before.  That was till Gerry’s Grill entered the Lion City, bringing with them their more-than-decent, luscious version.

Halo Halo

 For that alone, I am, and will forever be grateful.

Ahhh…yes, nothing like a taste of home to drive that nasty old homesickness away.  J

*S$1 = Php33

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Gerry’s Grill
Starhub Centre 01-12
51 Cuppage Road
Singapore 229469
T     +65 67201412


Please visit the Gerry's Grill Singapore website (click here for the site) for more information on menu items and branch locations.

Planning to visit?  Drop by my "Getting Around Singapore" post (click here) for more details on how to get around the Lion City.

 

5 comments:

  1. Whaaaat? Why was Gerry's Grill not yet in SG when I was still living there? So unfair! :p

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  2. Halo-halo!

    Same here... We don't have a decent halo-halo here in Seoul.

    By the way, thanks for visiting again:-)

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  3. Is Gerry's Grill popular with Singaporeans too? I was just wondering.

    This is a proof that Filipinos are invading Singapore. Merong Gerry's tapos Jollibee meron na din.

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    1. There are a lot of Filipino here na talaga. It's not unusual to hear someone talking in Tagalog while out. Hehehe!

      There are a number of locals trying our Gerry's Grill but Filipinos are still their main target. Although you'll hear foodies rave about it minsan. =)

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