Dinner @ Bōruto Singapore

January 15, 2017 in European, Japanese by thywhaleliciousfay

Pictures of Boturo’s dishes occasionally appeared on my Instagram feed. And because I liked what I saw, I texted my IGGF (InstaGram GirlFriend) and got her interested too. Keke. So yes, reservation was made through Chope for a Friday night. And in my reservation, I requested for counter seats too.

Boruto was a 8 to 12 minutes walk from Raffles Place MRT station. It was drizzling on the night of our dinner, and I was thankful I had my umbrella as the route from Raffles Place MRT station was not sheltered.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), we ordered:-

1) Somen bread sticks, $6.80 (above) – Deep fried Japanese ‘mee sua’ tossed with seaweed, sesame powder & sea salt. This dish shouldn’t be on the menu at all. Since my IGGF and I were sitting at the counter, it meant we could see what happened at the kitchen. And my heart dropped when I saw the staff take out a handful of noodles and drop it into the oil. I guess we were misled by the word ‘bread stick’. We were anticipating fried dough fritters coated with noodle pieces. Give this a miss.

2) Ahi tataki, $12.80 (above) – Sliced tuna tataki with black olives, Japanese leek, chili & wasabi yuzu dressing. Besides the slightly spicy dressing, we enjoyed this.

3) Tako truffled, $22.80 (above) – Octopus from Hyogo in usu-zukuri style with black truffles. The dish’s clean taste reminded me of Aoki‘s white fish with truffle. The only difference was that Boruto’s version was with octopus, which we felt was sliced a little too thin. But a must order, nonetheless.

4) Hotate to cauliflower no grill, $18.80 (above) – Grilled Hokkaido scallops, cauliflower cream, curried cauliflower florets. Scallops were big and juicy, although I was slightly disappointed to see just 2 pieces. The scallops looked oddly sadlonely, served on a big shell.

5) Shirauo mentai tempura, $12.80 (above) – White bait marinated with spicy rod roe served in tempura style with sauce remoulade. This was fried to perfection! A must order.

6) Puffs champignon, $10.80 (above) -Fried mushroom puffs with truffled puree, sweet paprika mayonnaise.

7) Foie gras + aka miso, $18.80 (above) – Roasted foie gras with buttered sweet corn and burnt aka miso. And I certainly didn’t expect foie gras to work well with red miso paste. A must try.

8) Tori-take roll, $15.80 (above) – Crispy chicken roulade stuffed with shiitake jam, drizzled with sauce chinase. With most of the dishes served in bite size, the chicken pieces felt oddly big in our mouth. We reckon this would be better if it came in smaller size; Rolled more tightly.

9) Uni pasta v1.1, $35.80 (above) – Braised cappellini in sea urchin and yuzu sock, topped with fresh sea urchin roe & Hokkaido white wasabi. My IGGF and I intended to order our noodles at the later part of our dinner. But when we were placing the first batch of our orders at 7.10pm, the staff informed they were left with the last portion of sea urchin. What! Upon hearing that, my IGGF and I immediately ordered it. Haha. But with this, I concluded pasta with sea urchin is just a novelty. It looked good but failed the taste department. And there was a slight bitter after taste; Innards were not removed fully.

10) Truffle hiyashi somen, $15.80 (above) – Cold somen tossed with confit egg yolk & shio konbu, topped with truffle molecules & sakura ebi. My IGGF was excited about the truffle molecules. However, we couldn’t taste any truffle when we bit into the small balls. Instead, the truffle taste came mostly from the sauce. And frankly, this dish was brilliant. A must order. And one could also top up with additional sea urchin (if there’s still sea urchin left).

11) Warabi mochi, $6.80 (above) – Jelly-like confection made from bracken starch & coated with kinako. We were on the fence for this. The mochi tasted as though it didn’t set properly during the making of it as it lacked that ‘bounce’ texture.

12) Truffle creme brulee, $8.80 (above) – Truffled milk custard with burnt sugar glaze. Truffle oil was added to the caramelised sugar layer, and it was fascinating to taste the very faint truffle taste.

13) Chocolate surprise, $12.80 (above) – Half cake, half souffle, liquid center. Served with homemade vanilla ice cream & crushed peanuts. A very rice chocolate cake. A must order.

I definitely recommend Boruto. Except for the 2 misses (somen bread sticks and uni pasta), we were very happy with our orders. Our plates were cleared promptly, and the staff didn’t allow our glasses of water to go empty. The restaurant’s peace was slightly disturbed though when a group of ladies came in later, sat at the high table behind our counter seats, and told at the top of their voices. It was so bad that the pair sitting beside me requested for a change in seats.

80 South Bridge Road, Golden Castle Building, #01-01, Singapore
6532 0418, Website, Facebook
Overall: 7.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 8
Mon – Sat : 18:00 – 23:00 (Tapas bar)
Ambience: 7
Mon – Sat : 16:30 – 00:00 (Sake bar)
Value: 8
Service: 7
* Closed on Sun