Grain bowls are essentially a modern take or spin on Japanese bentos or rice dishes in hawker centres in certain cities of Asia. Grain bowl places in Melbourne offer a variety of preset options, or do-it-yourself by selecting a base, protein, sides, toppings, sauces and add-ons. Choose ingredients that fit in your macros and be aware of the high sugar content in some sauces! Bases include bulgar wheat, cous cous, quinoa, pearl barley, soba, complex carbs like brown rice, sweet potato, salad. Proteins can be a simple flank steak, salmon to meatballs and tofu. Sides include steamed broccoli, egg white, onsen egg, mushrooms and more. Take your pick!