Sunday, December 05, 2021

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, Boon Tat Street

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, Boon Tat Street

Dinner at Fat Belly Social (21A Boon Tat Street, tel : +65 6227 2247). These guys are kinda similar to Keef the Beef offering a contemporary steakhouse experience minus the frills. You know, it's a little bit of the classic experience without the stuffiness and a more international take on the ingredients that make the menu. There's also a bit more variety on the menu here though.

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, heart of darkness

And within the fat belly, we found a heart of darkness. A toasty, malty and chocolate-y heart of darkness.

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, uni lardo caviar toast

First up was uni and lardo topped with caviar. Nice, I wished that the uni had covered more of the toast for what they charged though. And who would have known that the sourdough is from Starter Lab if they hadn't mentioned. I sure wouldn't. That aside, the subtle sweet creaminess of the sea urchin pairing with the unctuous blanket of lardo - how could I say no?

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, octopus tripe nduja stew

That's grilled octopus tentacles with trippa and what was described as nduja stew. I couldn't definitively identify the nduja portion. Didn't stop it from being delicious paired with the tender tripe. For some reasons, I kept thinking cumin. Octopus was also tender.

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, grilled ox tongue

Grilled ox tongue and some. Loved the fennel salad with jalapeño. That needs to go onto the sides menu. As a whole, the tongue wasn't impressive because it was room temperature and buried under the flavour of the salad and the salsa verde. Ingredients were faultless but I didn't think much of this as grilled ox tongue.

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, Black Opal F1 Wagyu MS 6/7 Zabuton

Our steak was the zabuton cut of Black Opal F1 Wagyu with a marbling score of 6/7. Not bad. 

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, horseradish creme scampi butter

That steak was good on it's own or with our choices of dips/sauce/things. A safe but delicious tangy horseradish creme or their superb scampi butter - kinda like hae mee tng in butter form. 

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, creamed kale parmesan egg

Instead of spinach, creamed kale. The sphere was supposed to be Parmesan crusted egg. Didn't taste like Parmesan. Thought it was just thin breading.

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, burnt stilton cheesecake

We ended with their burnt Stilton cheesecake. Had to compare with Olivia because this was the only other Basque styled cheese cake I've had and also one with blue cheese. Just like the one at Olivia. This one was less oozy and there was more of that burnt flavour. Those dark dried things beside the berry sorbet - I thought they were dried giant raisins or prunes but were apparently roasted strawberries according to the menu.

Fat Belly Social Steakhouse, Boon Tat Street

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