Grind Bistro: Not your ordinary grind

Irene Tria | FoodFindsAsia

Five years ago husband-and-wife Steven and Cristina Imperial Carl decided to go back to the Philippines. Their main reason is to get in touch with Cristina’s roots and introduce them to their kids. But during their visit the couple saw how the food scene in the Philippines has grown. It also amazed them that different dining hubs has already emerged.

The couple both had formal culinary training. According to Steven, he pleasures cooking and hosting dinner parties at home. That’s why they came up with the idea of why not put up their own restaurant, the birth of Grind Bistro.

From a simple burger joint, the couple agreed to make it a full blast bistro, which will feature original dishes served during house parties.

Steven is a former hotel executive chef and food & beverage director. He advocates sourcing organic and sustainable local produce products to support local farmers. In this way, they will not only help the locals but create employment for them as well.

Steven Carl

You must be curious about these original recipes of the Carl’s, here are the must try scrumptious dishes that Steven and Cristina prepared for FoodFindsAsia:

For Starters: 

Popcorn Shrimp P350 – tempura batter, unagi sauce and wasabi aioli

Popcorn Shrimp

Poke Nachos P450 – ahl tuna marinated in soy, chili and sesame local chevre, orange and wasabi tobiko, pico de gallo, taro and sweet potato chips

Poke Nachos

Grind Meatballs P395 – with marinara and lemon scented ricotta

Grind Meatballs

For Salads:

Wedge Salad with Crispy Pork Belly P390 – shaved onions, chopped egg, blue cheese and vine ripe tomato

Wedge Salad with Crispy Pork Belly

Laguna Farmer Salad P350 – locally sourced and seasonal (ask your server)

Laguna Farmer Salad

For [Create your own steak: choice of one side]:

House Aged Rib Eye (M) P2200 – house aged USDA 400g rib eye, steak butter, chimichuri and bacon jam

House Age Rib Eye (M) with Green Pepper Corn

For Large Plates:

Nutty Black Chicken P550 – black tempura, hazelnut, romesco, sweet chili sauce

Nutty Black Chicken

For Burgers & Sandwiches:

Grind Burger P395 – 100% USDA beef, brioche from the oven. vine ripe tomato, iceberg, sweet onion, american cheese and Tiny’s secret sauce

Grind Burger

Heat Burger P450 – house picked peppers, onion rings, chipotle bbq, cheddar cheese and spicy mayo

Heat Burger

And for the finale, the Dessert!

Calamasi Pie P320 – vanilla bean whipped cream

Calamansi Pie

S’mores P380 – toasted marshmallow, vanilla ice cream and chocolate feuillitine


S'Mores (in sizzling plate)

Molten Chocolate Cake P380 – peanut brittle ice cream, salt and pepper tuile

Molten Chocolate Cake

The food that we offer is different from the other restaurant. Our food represent real American cuisine. -Steven

Watch out for Grind Burgers in North Edsa and Grind Outdoor BBQ Steaks in SM Aura.

Grind Bistro is located at NET Park Building E-Square, Crescent Park West, 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City Taguig.

PHOTOS BY: Amore Bayaton

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