Eat Drink KL: Buttergrill @ Tanjong Pagar, Singapore

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).

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

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  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.

    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 ...

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

    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 ;)

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

    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 ...

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

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