FIX Grill @ 31 Ah Hood Rd, HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse

“A casual Mediterranean grill experience.”

Following in the footsteps of GRUB; which have expanded to include GRUB Noodle Bar, the people behind both GRUB & FIX Cafe have opened a new establishment called FIX Grill. The restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, with a focus on the barbecue grill. FIX Grill is actually located right beside its predecessor, FIX Cafe & you can even order items from the cafe when you’re in the restaurant. (Though not vice versa.)

Inside the restaurant.

Inside the restaurant.

Another view of the interior.

Another view of the interior.

Outdoor seating.

Outdoor seating.

Aesthetic
As FIX Grill is mostly an extension of FIX Cafe, the interior decor of the place is quite similar to its cafe counterpart. Industrial elements are present in the interior design, with grey oil drums filling up one section of the wall, paired with metal pipes & exposed lightbulbs fixed on another. More seating can be found outside the restaurant, which is where the barbecue is located as well.

The outdoor barbecue.

The backyard barbecue.

Chicken wings anyone?

Chicken wings anyone?

Hard at work.

BBQ Wings, coming right up!

Backyard Barbecue
As of June 2nd, the backyard barbecue of FIX Grill is now live everyday for dinner! A specific menu includes delicious items for the barbecue, such as chicken wings, Madagascar prawns & whole red snappers!

Some artwork outside. Kind of reminds me of 7th Cylinder.

Some artwork outside. Kind of reminds me of 7th Cylinder.

Starters, skewers & mains!

Starters, skewers & mains!

Second part to FIX Grill's menu. Here's their homemade drinks & the barbecue menu!

Second part to FIX Grill’s menu. Here’s their homemade drinks & the barbecue menu!

Food
FIX Grill’s menu is focused on Mediterranean cuisine, with an emphasis of the use of the grill. (As you can already tell by their name.) The dishes here make use of fresh & quality Halal ingredients, with a creative approach taken for the creation of each dish. You’ll find a mix of Western & Italian cuisines as well, with pastas, lasagne, steak & even lobster rolls!

Price
One glaring difference between FIX Grill & FIX Cafe would have to be their prices. While things are fairly low over at the cafe, the prices for the restaurant fare towards the higher average. Mains are priced around 15 bucks to a staggering 32. Another downside is that they also charge GST & service fees, so while your wallet will stay happy over at the cafe, be prepared to pay a pretty penny when you’re at the restaurant.

Lychee Earl Grey Tea ($4.50) Strawberry & Sweet Basil Soda ($5.50) One great aspects about FIX Grill is their homemade drinks. I can't tell how many times I look at a drink menu & feel lost on what to order when all I see are generic drinks. These homemade options at FIX Grill are as refreshing & thirst quenching as you would expect. Not to mention the many options to choose from & the affordable prices!

Lychee Earl Grey Tea ($4.50)
Strawberry & Sweet Basil Soda ($5.50)
One great aspects about FIX Grill is their homemade drinks. I can’t tell how many times I have looked at a drink menu & felt lost on what to order as all I see are generic drinks.
These homemade options at FIX Grill are as refreshing & thirst quenching as you would expect. Not to mention the many options to choose from & the affordable prices!

Smoked Duck Arancini Balls ($6) Deepfried Risotto stuffed with Smoked Duck & Mozzarella These actually caught my eye while I was browsing Instagram. Stuffed risotto balls, who can say no to that? I've previously had something like these over at The Burning Oak & was hoping that it would be as tantalizing as the ones there. Unfortunately, I wasn't really a fan of these; couldn't really taste the risotto nor the smoked duck, all I tasted was the mozzarella. Still, there has been some rave reviews for these by others, hence do give it a go for yourself.

Smoked Duck Arancini Balls ($6)
Deepfried Risotto stuffed with Smoked Duck & Mozzarella
These actually caught my eye while I was browsing Instagram. Stuffed risotto balls, who can say no to that? I’ve previously had something like these over at The Burning Oak & was hoping that it would be as tantalizing as the ones there. Unfortunately, I wasn’t really a fan of these; couldn’t really taste the risotto nor the smoked duck, all I tasted was the mozzarella. Still, there have been some rave reviews for these by others, hence do give it a go for yourself.

Hokkaido Scallops Quinoa ($11) Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Quinoa, Grilled Corn, Romesco Sauce Another dish that attracted me was the Hokkaido Scallops. I do love me some seafood & hence decided to give this a try. I must say that I was slightly underwhelmed when this was served. It was much smaller than I expected. Nonetheless, the scallops were delicious & perfectly seared. I did find out something new about myself though - I don't really like quinoa.

Hokkaido Scallops Quinoa ($11)
Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Quinoa, Grilled Corn, Romesco Sauce
Another dish that attracted me was the Hokkaido Scallops. I do love me some seafood & hence decided to give this a try.
I must say that I was slightly underwhelmed when this was served. It was much smaller than I expected. Nonetheless, the scallops were delicious & perfectly seared. I did find out something new about myself though – I don’t really like quinoa.

FIX Grill Assorted Platter ($25) Beef Keftedes, Lamb Moussaka, Chicken Tsukune, Prawn Cake, Button Mushroom The assorted platter consists of two skewers each of the five choices on the menu. The platter is definitely meant to be shared with perhaps 3 or more people. It's quite humongous & eye-catching. All the skewers actually have a strong individual taste to each of them. I found that it could get quite overwhelming if you attempt to try everything at once as each skewer stands out by itself.

FIX Grill Assorted Platter ($25)
Beef Keftedes, Lamb Moussaka, Chicken Tsukune, Prawn Cake, Button Mushroom
The assorted platter consists of two skewers each of the five choices on the menu. The platter is definitely meant to be shared with perhaps 3 or more people. It’s quite humongous & eye-catching.
All the skewers actually have a strong individual taste to each of them. I found that it could get quite overwhelming if you attempt to try everything at once as each skewer stands out by itself.

The Lamb Moussaka was perhaps my favourite of them all, with generous topping of lamb ragout on a fried eggplant. The rest of the skewers were pretty good, such as the Beef Keftedes; which were essentially beef meatballs. The only ones that my companion & I didn't like were the Prawn Cakes, which tasted sort of artificial. (Ironically, the photo here is focused on the prawn cakes.)

The Lamb Moussaka was perhaps my favourite of them all, with generous topping of lamb ragout on a fried eggplant. The rest of the skewers were pretty good, such as the Beef Keftedes; which were essentially beef meatballs.
The only ones that my companion & I didn’t like were the Prawn Cakes, which tasted sort of artificial. (Ironically, the photo here is focused on the prawn cakes.)

Slow Roasted Chicken ($19) 1/2 Chicken brined & slow-roasted with Porcini cream sauce My companion ordered this & was quite surprised at the size of the chicken. (She didn't realize it was 1/2 chicken when ordering.) She really liked the chicken, which was really tender & flavourful. The cream sauce was a wonderful complement to the chicken & the entire dish was quite reminiscent of Poulet. Most of the mains are also served with potato chips! (The quality kind.)

Slow Roasted Chicken ($19)
1/2 Chicken brined & slow-roasted with Porcini cream sauce
My companion ordered this & was quite surprised at the size of the chicken. (She didn’t realize it was 1/2 chicken when ordering.)
She really liked the chicken, which was really tender & flavourful. The cream sauce was a wonderful complement to the chicken & the entire dish was quite reminiscent of Poulet. Most of the mains are also served with potato chips! (The quality kind.)

Whole Snapper with Lemon & Herbs (Medium, $24) Having saw this on another review, I was pretty much sold. (Grilled whole snapper?! Hell yes!) If you're a local, you'll understand that the price of fish around these parts can get quite exorbitant, especially if you're looking for fresh, whole fish. Hence, I was pretty excited to order this from their backyard barbecue.  I do love me some fish. The whole snapper was as fresh as it could get & was deliciously yet lightly spiced with lemon & herbs, which gave the flesh of the fish a nice kick. Highly recommended, I could eat this everyday if my wallet permits me.

Whole Snapper with Lemon & Herbs (Medium, $24)
Having saw this on another review, I was pretty much sold. (Grilled whole snapper?! Hell yes!)
If you’re a local, you’ll understand that the price of fish around these parts can get quite exorbitant, especially if you’re looking for fresh, whole fish. Hence, I was pretty excited to order this from their backyard barbecue.
I do love me some fish. The whole snapper was as fresh as it could get & was deliciously yet lightly spiced with lemon & herbs, which gave the flesh of the fish a nice kick. Highly recommended, I could eat this everyday if my wallet permits me.

Beef Shortrib ($32) Bone-in Grassfed Beef Shortrib, slow-cooked for 24 hours This hunk of meat is pretty much every man's dream. The beef shortrib is lovingly slow cooked for 24 hours, giving you the most soft & tender piece of meat you could ever get. This devilishly fantastic slab of meat would probably be best shared among two people. Unless you are some competitive eater, I would reckon that one person can't finish this by themselves. Recommended. Sidenote: This dish was supposed to be served with sauteed kale, but apparently they seem to have ran out of it. Not such a big deal, but I would have appreciated a little heads up. (It's listed on the menu afterall.) Of course, the added sweet potatoes were a nice replacement, so I can't complain.

Beef Shortrib ($32)
Bone-in Grassfed Beef Shortrib, slow-cooked for 24 hours
This hunk of meat is pretty much every man’s dream. The beef shortrib is lovingly slow cooked for 24 hours, giving you the most soft & tender piece of meat you could ever get. This devilishly fantastic slab of meat would probably be best shared among two people. Unless you are some competitive eater, I would reckon that one person can’t finish this by themselves. Recommended.
Sidenote: This dish was supposed to be served with sauteed kale, but apparently they seem to have ran out of it. Not such a big deal, but I would have appreciated a little heads up. (It’s listed on the menu afterall.) Of course, the added sweet potatoes were a nice replacement, so I can’t complain.

Bergamot White Chocolate Mousse ($6) While you can order FIX Cafe's many desserts & have it in FIX Grill, I decided to go with the desserts on the restaurant's menu instead; having tried the cafe's desserts back then. I'm a hugeeeee fan of white chocolate, thus this was a no-brainer to order. The mousse was very smooth & sweet with an infusion of Bergamot orange. The mixture of berry coulis, lemon verbana oil & chocolate sand really complemented the dessert as well & brought it up to another level. Perfect to end your meal.

Bergamot White Chocolate Mousse ($6)
While you can order FIX Cafe’s many desserts & have it in FIX Grill, I decided to go with the desserts on the restaurant’s menu instead; having tried the cafe’s desserts back then.
I’m a hugeeeee fan of white chocolate, thus this was a no-brainer to order. The mousse was very smooth & sweet with an infusion of Bergamot orange. The mixture of berry coulis, lemon verbana oil & chocolate sand really complemented the dessert as well & brought it up to another level. Perfect to end your meal.

Peach Melba ($6) Lightly Torched Peaches, Brioche, Vanilla Ice-cream, Toasted Almonds Aside from these two desserts, there is also a Molten Chocolate Cake on the menu. Of course, I've had my fare share of lava cakes & didn't want to have it yet again, hence I chose to go with the Peach Melba. Unfortunately, the Peach Melba failed to impress. The vanilla ice-cream was served in quite a lackluster fashion & the combination of the three main ingredients were somewhat ordinary. I think you'll fare better with those Doughnuts with Salted Egg dip from FIX Cafe.

Peach Melba ($6)
Lightly Torched Peaches, Brioche, Vanilla Ice-cream, Toasted Almonds
Aside from these two desserts, there is also a Molten Chocolate Cake on the menu. Of course, I’ve had my fare share of lava cakes & didn’t want to have it yet again, hence I chose to go with the Peach Melba. Unfortunately, the Peach Melba failed to impress. The vanilla ice-cream was served in quite a lackluster fashion & the combination of the three main ingredients were somewhat ordinary. I think you’ll fare better with those Doughnuts with Salted Egg dip from FIX Cafe.

Garage inspired decor.

Garage inspired decor.

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Overall, I really like both FIX Cafe & FIX Grill. Their whole concept of original handmade goods is very refreshing in the cafe scene in Singapore, making them stand out. Both the cafe & restaurant of FIX are fantastic by themselves & it’s worth trying both places. The Mediterranean food is pretty awesome at FIX Grill & it’s a great addition to the Halal community. (Do note that FIX Grill is still in the midst of getting their Halal certification!) I would definitely love to head back to FIX Grill again to try their pastas & the lobster roll. (I do love me some lobster too!)

RATING

Food
8/10
Aesthetic
7.5/10
Price
6/10
Service
7/10

FIX Grill

31 Ah Hood Rd, HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, Singapore 329979
(Nearest train station: Toa Payoh)
Opening Hours:
Tue – Sun: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
https://www.facebook.com/fixgrillsg

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