For the month of September (and, according to one of the waiters, for October too), En Grill & Bar at UE Square is having a really good deal. $24.80++ for an a la carte buffet of their skewers. At first when I heard that there was a selection of 20+ skewers, I thought they’d pick 20 basic ones from their menu. But when we inspected their regular menu, it actually had less variety than the buffet menu. And when you look at the prices of the regular skewers, this is a really good deal.
To start with, they give each person a selection of 5 skewers. After that, you can order as many as you like. We tried quite a number – bacon-wrapped scallop, prawn wrapped in pork and shiso leaf, asparagus bacon, enoki bacon, unagi, and beef with grated radish and ponzu sauce.
The prawn was good, and the beef was a nice medium-rare and went very well with the ponzu-soaked grated daikon. But surprisingly, the best skewer of the night was the cherry tomato and cheese wrapped with bacon. Each bite exploded with flavour, and tasted like really good pizza.
Service is polite, but they missed out a section of our order, so we were waiting in vain for quite a while. Only when they came to ask us if we wanted more, did we realise that they forgot a part of the order. Our re-order arrived pretty quickly though.
Generally, nothing really blew me away, but at that price for all-you-can-eat skewers, of pretty good quality, I really can’t complain.
The surprise of the night was the cherry tomato and cheese wrapped in bacon. Excellent. Everything else ranged from good to not bad. The service was great (even though the waitress missed half our rather large order the first time, the food came quickly on the re-order). Just a side note if you’re sitting indoors, the ventilation isn’t perfect so while you’ll definitely not smell, be prepared for a mild lingering odour of grilled meats.
En Grill & Bar
207 River Valley Rd #01-60
Mon to Thurs: 6 pm to 2 am
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 6 pm to 3 am