Friday, April 15, 2016

Buttergrill @ Tanjong Pagar, Singapore


Buttergrill has a brilliant hook, promising recipes paired with an inventive variety of butters, infused with the likes of foie gras, spicy salted egg yolk, red wine & figs, orange ginger, lemon chilli, mustard or spicy miso. We tried the first three - there turned out to be a disconnect between what we expected (creamy, luscious butter, with nuanced flavours) & the reality (melted butter that would be better described as butter sauces, all unctuously oily & not quite coalescing with their additives). The butter proved a distraction for dishes like the spaghettini with grilled portobello & white truffle paste ($20; too cloying to finish), Vietnamese king prawns ($36 with a choice of one butter; costly for rudimentary prawns) & Canadian Primrose Farm bone-in pork chop ($30 for 300 grammes with one butter; our favourite of the bunch, a potently fleshy-fatty sacrament of succulence).


Buttergrill
114 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore. 
Mon-Thu, 11am-1030pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-1230am; Sun, 9am-4pm. Tel: +65-6221-2354

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8 comments:

  1. Oh? You hopped over to Singapore? Grilled prawns look good - those that size here cost a bomb! Around RM45 a kg, I think...and you get less than 10 cos they're so big.

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    1. Suituapui: just two night spent in singapore, and it was 60 percent spent eating, heh ;) 10 prawns for about RM45 sound tolerable for home cooking, i guess ... the prawns here were large but rather typical-tasting - i think S$30 might have made the two prawns seem more justified ...

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  2. A little Singapore getaway? There's so much down there, how do you possibly choose where to eat first?

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    1. The Yum List: there's definitely a dilemma! i think we'd need at least a month to really do all the places we want to check out in SG ;)

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  3. Gosh. For those prices food sure was disappointing :(

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, we actually liked the pork chop, but the other two dishes didn't fare well, and more importantly, the butter concept didn't seem to be executed effectively ...

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  4. Blame the currency... how good if that's RM 30 for s huge slab of steak!

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    1. Ken: haha, but yeah, the pork steak was actually delicious enough that it did feel worth paying around RM80 for ;)

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