Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bochinche, Martin Road


sea bream ceviche, tiger’s milk and sweet potato

provoleta, almonds and honey

Argentinian grass fed rib eye 400g

I've been wanting to visit Bochinche (22 Martin Road #02-01, tel : +65 6235 4990) for quite a while already and for some reasons, it's always been a case of out of mind from out of sight. What really triggered this visit was a recollection of its recent mention I've read somewhere and so here we are today. With a steak lunch of Argentinian beef.

As with the previous experiences down at Salta with Argentine beef, the meat yielded noticeably less flavour than that what we're used to with the Australian/New Zealand/USDA imports. So while I didn't mind this at all, I'm not such a big fan especially when the bone marrow sauce was unimpressive to say the least. On the other hand, their creamed spinach which looked like it was some spinach & cheese (in line with mac & cheese) and was surprisingly nicely done underneath the toasted cheese, flavoured by a hit of nutmeg. 

What was more interesting were the starters of ceviche and their provoleta cheese. The former was lively with the citrus of limes along with the firm and tender texture of the fish. All refreshingly chilled. The only bummer for me was the cilantro/coriander. What I'll be sure to order again the next time would be their provoleta cheese that's served with bread which plainly rocked with it's milky saltiness, accompanying sweetness from the honey and the fragrance of the toasted almond shards.

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