Despite living in a concrete jungle, we are surrounded by a lot of greenery. There is a lovely park at Bishan, and the canal had been transformed into a river. We brought Gar there during a late Sunday afternoon. He insisted on bringing Barney along, which he affectionately calls Boon-deh.
He jumped off our arms and wanted to walk around. He held our fingers with his little hand.
We brought him to the dog park, and he saw a lot of little dogs, and big dogs. He giggled when the dogs barked.
We also ventured into the river itself, which was almost dry save for a little trickle when there was no rain. There were frogs.
We saw people skating at the other corner.
We were looking for Grub, a restaurant that is feted for serving eco-friendly food, but could not find it.
The following week, after searching for the directions, we discovered it was at the further end of Bishan Park, nearer to Sin Ming. There was a long queue, which we could check the status on my phone. As I did not mind dining outside, we managed to get a table about half an hour later despite still having many people in front of us in the queue.
This time round, we brought El along too, so the brothers were chasing each other at a nearby pavilion while waiting. We also fed Gar his dinner while waiting.
I tried the slow roasted pork belly. It was a bit weird to eat sio bak at a western restaurant, but I ordered it anyway. I have always hated mango, but decided to give the mango sauce a try. Surprisingly, I liked the sauce. The food was not too bad.
El asked for Truffled egg cocotte, but stopped eating after taking a bite. He then had fries from our plate, but we ordered more and could not finish. I was surprised they did not have a kids’ menu, or something more kid’s friendly, but perhaps the cuisine was just not suitable for him as he was not that adventurous with food.
Gar tried fries, and from then on, he wanted fries with his meals.
Too bad we did not take any pictures. The staff was quite attentive. I was recommended a dessert, but I could not remember what it was. It was not to my liking. I think it was too sweet.
If we had bought a unit at a nearby condo, perhaps we would take a walk at Bishan Park regularly, but since we have a pool at our own place and I had not stepped into the pool in half a year, perhaps we might not.