Bochinche – Enjoyable Argentinean Lunch with Great Value!
My impression of Argentinean cuisine? Big plates with chunky meats. But it’s not the case for Bochinche, which has shaken up the Singapore dining scene with its unique Argentinean menu of small plates.
A new venture between Spa Esprit Group’s Cynthia Chua and Argentine chef Diego Jacquet, Bochinche’s menu buzzes with creativity, showcasing the diverse produce of Argentina in dishes that burst with robust flavours, and present a refined twist on traditional Argentinean ingredients and cooking methods.
The restaurant has recently introduced weekday set lunch menu which boasts new dishes that are fresher and lighter without skimping on flavour, individually portioned and crafted to suit an afternoon meal that won’t leave you in a post-lunch slump.
We started our lunch with something relatively guilt-free and hearty – Roasted pumpkin soup. Thick and creamy bowl of soup comes with goat’s curd and crushed cantucci. It makes such cosy, comforting eating. The soup imparts a rounded nuttiness and sweetness.
Brandade is an emulsion of salt cod and olive oil eaten in winter with bread or potatoes. Here, the Cod Brandade is eaten with sweet potato chips & capers. Such a lovely presentation!
Pork terrine rewards us hugely in taste and looks, and is paired with celeriac, mustard and apple chutney.
My favourite is the homemade Pappardelle with osso buco ragout & crunchy walnuts. The broader slippery sheets of pasta is cooked with veal in a rich wine and tomato sauce which resulted in an explosion of flavours.
Grilled mackerel is another lovely dish. The mackerel skin was seared on the grill just long enough to pick up a hint of smokiness and depth without being overly cooked in the least. And the meat is just as tender to go with potato & smoked leek salad, and smoked salmon mayonnaise.
Things would never go wrong when you make mushrooms the hero of your dish because they were made to ooze flavor, and are best friends with good old staples such as pasta and risotto. The rich and beautiful Mushroom Risotto is enhanced by crispy cauliflower & truffle oil. Pasta is cooked al dente and the entire dish is creamy and addictive!
Mango panna cotta itself has a fragrant sweetness which contrasted with the chocolate granita.
Not a big fan of panna cotta, I prefer the Baked raspberry tart that is served warm and drizzled with dulce de leche crème fraiche.
To end the meal, I had two scoops of tongue-tingling home made sorbets.
Bochinche offers enjoyable lunch experience with great value. You can select either a 2-course ($28++) or 3-course ($35++) meal from the menu of starters, mains and dessert that changes weekly. This lets Bochinche showcase its creativity, ensuring that each visit will be far from boring! Perfect for business lunch or a leisurely mid-day respite.
Address: 22 Martin Road, #02-01,
Tel: 6235 4990
Dinner: Tue – Thu, Sun: 5:30pm – 10.30pm. Fri & Sat: 5:30 pm – 10.30pm
Lunch: Tue – Fri: 12pm – 3pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun: 11am – 3.30pm
Closed on Mondays