Char Sticks And Grill – Cheap and Good Kushiyaki in Geylang
There’s just so much satisfaction from eating anything off a stick.
Opened last year, Char Sticks & Grill is a no-frills kushiyaki coffeeshop stall in Geylang. Sleek black high beer tables, open air concept, servers openly grilling the meat at the grill counter, Char Sticks & Grill is a stark contrast to surrounding eateries. Yet, it is easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled!
Insist on doing things the traditional way, the skewered meats and vegetables are all grilled over charcoal fire. Whether you prefer poultry, red meat or seafood, Char Sticks & Grill has got you covered. Currently, there are about 50 options to choose and they are all affordably priced from $1.50 per stick. It is so tempting to order all of them!
One of our favourites is the Pork jowl ($1.50). Sticky from the sweet caramelized teriyaki glaze, the pork jowl had large chunks of fats. For $1.50, I cannot imagine anything more sensational than this. Other popular items include chicken balls, pineapple, corn and bacon-wrapped pork. Also, don’t miss out Cheesy Scallops (2 pcs, $7.90) and Cheesy Canadian Rock Oysters (3 pcs, $10.90). They are made with three different types of cheese.
Sanma fish is grilled whole with the head and guts still intact. Guess what, it only costs $4.90! Don’t worry about having any bitter bomb explosion in your mouth, because the staff here have them all well-cleaned with the guts removed. Add a squeeze of lime to zest up the flavours of this fish.
My dining partners and I love the Beef Angus Short Ribs ($9.90). Each piece of short ribs is thick and grilled to medium-rare before cutting into bite-sized portions. It is slightly charred on the outside, yet juicy on the inside.
Char Sticks and Grill has done a pretty great job with their food. Their homemade marinades and sauces are not too overwhelmingly strong, and you can still taste the natural flavours of the ingredients. Pretty decent for its price, this place is worth a visit!
Char Sticks and Grill
Address: 2 Lor 29 Geylang, Singapore 388058
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs and Sundays, 3pm–11pm. Fri-Sat 3pm-12am
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.