With the eternally sweltering heat in Singapore, there are really only two things that can entice us to explore our island right now: Trying new food…and catching more Pokémon. Thankfully, these two things can easily go hand-in-hand.
Our finds for this week include juicy grilled octopus and delicate tea-infused choux puffs. Both are irresistibly delectable and will certainly fuel you up for a day of expanding your Pokédex.
Grilled Octopus by Bochinche
The Dish: Perfect for seafood lovers, this dish features succulent chunks of octopus — which are seared on a Spain-imported wooden charcoal grill — accompanied by pickled mussels, tangy black tomatoes and burnt onions.
The Place: Opened in 2013, Bochinche is known for its hearty Argentinean fare. It recently relocated to a chic new space along Amoy Street, and now offers a refreshed menu of dishes such as chorizo croquettes, eggs mimosa and empanadas stuffed with braised cuttlefish.
Bochinche, 115 Amoy Street, #01-02, Singapore 069935, +65 6235 4990, bochinche.com.sg
Matcha Choux Puff by The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
The Dish: Piped with fluffy matcha cream and infused with tea, this crumbly choux puff makes a great afternoon tea snack. It is available in five flavours including Earl Grey, vanilla and rose, and can be enjoyed only at The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.’s flagship outlet in ION Orchard.
The Place: Opened earlier this year, the homegrown tea brand’s flagship store is equipped with a tea bar and retails a wide selection of premium tea blends, desserts and pastries such as éclairs and cakes.
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., ION Orchard, B4-07, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, +65 6509 8745, www.clippertea.com.sg