Thursday, January 19, 2017

[Media Invite] New Menu @ Bōruto - A Modern Izakaya at 80 South Bridge Road

The atmosphere was boisterous and the place seemed to be popular with young adults. Perhaps, this has something to do with the Boruto's Head Chef Angus youthfulness? Walk-in and you'll be greeted by the open-kitchen. Upstairs, marvel at the vault where it keeps rows after rows of sake safe, till the next consumption.

Kani Croquttes @$12.80

The Kani Croquettes has blue swimmer crab meat in-and-out and interestingly, its inside has sauce that's akin to a bisque. A strong savoury flavour that pairs well with alcohol. Lovely start.

delightful morsel

Next up, another seafood dish and this time, we had seabream. Grilled seabream with red miso broth, shitake and minced pork. Was expecting a strong flavours in this dish since miso is used but it turned out rather mild. Subtle flavours and to be eaten with a small wooden spoon.

Madai a la Plancha @$15.80

We heard a commotion, and turned to have a look. A table was having Sake Chicken and it was certainly a look to behold. Instead of beer-can chicken, one gets sake-chicken at Boruto. This being a Japanese izakaya after all! Alas, the chicken had flew the coop as it wasn't part of our dinner.

Roasted Sake Chicken @$48.80
Beer at this place, was served in a steel mug. How cold, I mean cool. Hahaa! Think I'll try their sake the next time I'm there.

Asahi Super Dry and Asahi Black
The dishes here are interesting and somewhat unique. The flavours, some are quite daring and bold. How do you interpret that? It was either you like it or you don't. At least, that was the situation for me. Taste is subjective, after all.

Black Barley + Uni @$35.80

The Black Barley + Uni dish, looked promising. Beautifully presented, lots of aka uni and interesting black barley risotto with chopped squid and saffron and snowed with grated parmesan. The chopped squid gave it a very interesting texture alongside with the barley. However, I can only say am not a fan of this dish. Let me know your thoughts on this dish, if you've had it.

The next dish, was something that everyone in the group could agree on. The 1.6kg Zaragova Roasted Pork Shoulder. Best!

Roasted Pork Shoulder @$88.80
chopped and ready to be devoured
The skin was thin and crackling, the meat moist and tender yet not too heavy with fats, mildly seasoned so that it can be enjoyed with the super tasty truffle green tomatoes chutney. Now, where can I dabao that sauce...

The pork shoulder can be shared by 2-3 pax as a main. Recommend to have it with at least 5 friends so that you can try the other stuff here. Plus sake.

oh, we've eaten this much?
so good that only bones, remained
Do pre-order a day earlier for the pork shoulder to avoid disappointment!

Next up, we had a carb dish. One of Boruto's signatures; Truffle Hiyashi Somen, served cold.

it's raining truffle flakes!
Thank you Chef Angus for the indugence. This man sure know how to please his diners.

Truffle Hiyashi Somen @$15.80
Mix the somen up good so that it catches all the goodness of the confit egg yolk, truffle and shio konbu. The other star of this dish, is the sakura ebi. Lovely crunchy bits and seafood umami'ness.

The Vault
Lastly, we sampled two desserts and by then, we were pretty stuffed. It's not often that I see warabi mochi on the menu but they have it here at Boruto. Made of bracken starch, and coated with kinako powder. It has a wobbly soft-jelly like texture and sweetness from the sauce. Almost like eating water.

Warabi Mochi @$6.80 Not
so soft

The other dessert was the truffle creme brulee. Truffle, what? Yes, but the flavour was actually like-able!

Truffle Creme Brulee @$8.80
can be less sweet but this was good

For appetiser, get the Kani Croquette. Highly recommends the Zaragova Pork Shoulder. For carbs, the Truffle Hiyashi Somen and lastly, the Truffle Creme Brulee. And sake, yes?

Thank you Chef Angus for your hospitality, and the staff of Boruto for your friendly service. Special thanks to Kris for the invitation.

The above are new dishes (except for the somen, desserts and sake chicken which are available now), shall be available from 23 Jan 2017 onwards.

For the coming festivity, YuSheng can be pre-ordered for 27 Jan 2017, and collection will be between 11am to 1pm at their sister outlet, Tamashii Robataya.

Please note that Boruto is taking a break from 27th Jan to 2ed Feb 2017.


Location: 80 South Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore (058710)
Contact: 6532 0418
Operating Hours:
Level 1: 6:00pm - 11:00pm (last order 1030pm)
Level 2: 4:30pm - 12:00mn(last order 1130pm)
Happy Hour: 430pm to 730pm
Closed on Sundays.


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