If you have read my post about Common Man Coffee Roasters, you would know how much I love the brunch items there. But CMCR is soo popular amongst the expats and its always packed! Now, do you know there's an alternative nearby? Really near in fact; it's located just above CMCR!
Had the chance to try out their new brunch menu sometime back, and I'm happy to know that some favourite classics on Bochinche's dinner menu can be found on the brunch menu too. You definitely should not miss the Provoleta cheese which I recommended here. Other classics include the house chips, House chorizo sausage and Yellow fin tuna.
We started our brunch with some freshly squeezed juices made on the spot at their bar and served in a cute beaker. Both the orange and grapefruit juice, as well as the watermelon and mint juice were really refreshing.
The Toasted croissant with grilled tomatoes, creamy spinach & smoked ricotta ($9) uses the same croissant as CMCR which I loveeee. This is definitely one dish I'll order if I'll head back again.
The Ricotta pancakes, berries salad, maple syrup & cinnamon crème fraîche ($18) is a dish that would whet anyone's appetite just by looking at it. The colours are so enticing! Pancakes here are slightly more chewy than the usual buttermilk pancakes. So if you like something with more bite and texture, then you'll probably love this!
My favourite dish of the day! The Squid burger, smoked pepper, chopped romanine, crayfish & dill mayo ($27) was so flavourful. The patty was fresh and crisp and the dill mayo totally enhanced the taste of the patty. I will totally have this on my own!
I spotted the Brioche French toast, house-cooked ham & bacon, vanilla ice cream ($19) on the menu and I was thinking to myself "ham and bacon with ice cream??". It sounds super mismatched but the flavours actually went quite well together. I wished the flavours were more robust though.
Bochinche provides a twist to the usual eggs benedict, by substituting ham with braised ossobuco. It looks super awesome but I can't take beef!! The eggs was perfectly poached and the yolk oozes out once the knife delves into it.
Ending the meal with some desserts and the Crème caramel, “dulce de leche” & crushed meringue ($13) was something I didn't try at the dinner tasting. The pudding was soooo smooth and creamy and the crushed meringue added on to the texture. What a perfect end to the meal!
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