When we arrived at Nit And Grit located at Hougang Green Mall, 2 young ladies in their mid-twenties, soft-spoken Joy and shy Jillian greeted us with lovely smiles. The first we noticed was their extremely short hair. This was the result as they participated at the Hair For Hope. In our mind was what a sacrificed they made from this big act. Hence, we are certain that they are very kind at heart. Throughout our conversation, indeed, it manifested naturally from them.
From the owner to the facade and then to the food, the same theme presented throughout Nit And Grit, that is humble. Despite the unassuming presentation and nothing worthy for the square, if you looked beyond the aesthetics, you find treasures in Nit and Grit. And you would agree that it is a hidden gem that is akin to the raw diamond that is waiting to be unearthed.
Before we introduce you to their delicious waffle, we take a look at the drinks offered by Nit And Grit. Over here, they offer a very comprehensive drinks list; ranging from all sort of Tea to Chocolate, Milo, Cookies & Cream and Coffee.
We tried the 3 Special Earl Grey ($3.50) and Milo Rocher ($4.90). The former is a drink consisting of a home-made pudding which the duo made daily from scratch. We love such dedication to the craft shown by their willingness to offer home-made items. In it, beside the pudding, there are grass jelly and pearls.
The latter, Milo Rocher has a vanilla ice cream topped in a Milo and Rocher blend. Hence, you will find nut bites in the drink. In general, the drinks are lightly flavoured cum lightly sweetened.
Moving on to the exciting item at Nit And Grit, it is their waffles. We are now big fan of their crispy waffle.
Buttermilk Hotdog Scrambled Eggs with Maple Syrup Waffle ($3.50) was the savoury waffle we tried. It may look unassuming to many but we assure you that the wallet friendly pricing waffle is extremely delish. Firstly, outer crisp with buttermilk fragrance savoured. Moreover, the maple syrup augmented the taste experience. With the hotdog on the waffle, these added a savoury hint. In addition, the must mention scramble egg was soft and fluffy. We completely didn’t expect such high standard coming from this modest takeaway outlet.
For the sweet tooth who loves both nutella and banana will turn to the Buttermilk Nutella Banana Waffle ($2.50). The other highly recommend waffle by Joy is the Avocado Waffle.
Alternatively, one could also opt for the classic Buttermilk Waffle with Ice Cream.
Lastly, one could also enjoy the scoop of ice cream in a delightful cone. We had the Chendol Ice Cream ($2.50) which is the premium flavour.
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Most of all, we love the sincere and humble approach of Nit And Grit. At our short duration at Nit And Grit, we witness how the pair serves their customers with a heart as they remember all the regular orders of their customer. We were in awe and we like this.
And we could attest to the taste of Nit And Grit crispy waffles. Nothing short of thumb ups. If you love crispy waffle, this is the must go to place for your waffle fix!
Nit And Grit
21 Hougang Street 51 #01-38 Hougang Green Shopping Mall, Singapore 538719
Monday, Wednesday – Friday 1130 to 2100; Saturday – Sunday 1000 to 2100; Closed on Tuesdays
- north-east line – Buangkok
- Opp Hougang Green Shopping Mall along Hougang Street 51 325
- At Hougang Green Shopping Mall along Hougang Street 51 101, 325