Buttergrill @ Tanjong Pagar, Singapore
April 15, 2016
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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