May 20, 2017
Boru Boru X Candour Coffee @ Beach Road ~ Café Co-Sharing Pop-Up Concept That Serves Excellent Chirashi Don At Affordable Prices
Boru Boru has bounced its way into Candour Coffee at Beach Road, serving up Japanese-style donburi at affordable prices that's real easy on the wallet.
Chirashi don at only $13.90nett? This has to be one of the cheapest in town area.
The café co-sharing pop-up concept was launched a few weeks ago for lunch only, but its tasty rice bowls has gotten so popular that they are now extended for dinner as well.
Salute to the young founder of Boru Boru, who saw potential in the Beach Road area.
I must say he is very level-headed too. Instead of plunging head-on to heavily invest in a permanent place for his business right away, he decided on the pop-up concept to "test water" first.
As his family owns a Japanese restaurant, the fish and seafood used at Boru Boru is sourced from the same trusted supplier.
There is a certain quality assurance in this, which proved to be more than true the moment we had our first bite.
Each regular-sized bowl is priced between $13.90 to $18.90, while a petite serving goes for $9.90 with no service charge and GST.
Flavor-wise, besides classics such as Boru Chirashi ($13.90), and Sake Boru ($18.90), there is also the contemporary option including Wasabi Mayo Salmon/Tuna ($9.90/$13.90), and Tangy Yuzu Salmon Boru ($9.90/$13.90).
The signature Boru Chirashi ($13.90) came brimming generously with freshly-diced salmon, tuna, tako, ebi and salmon roe served over sushi rice. The assortment of toppings was undeniably fresh with a firm, succulent bite. Seasoning was thoroughly on point.
It was love even for me who doesn't place chirashi don on my list of favorite food.
Our order of 48º Salmon Boru With Triple Egg ($16.90) was another excellent choice.
The salmon fillet was first sous-vide, before being topped with a layer of creamy mentaiko sauce and then lightly-torched for a smokey aburi finish. It was executed to perfection with soft and moist fish that flaked easily at the gentle prod of our chopsticks.
Stir the runny onsen egg into the rice and give it a good mix with crunchy edamame and corn for a wondrous interplay of texture. This is one super duper good donburi!
Truffle Somen ($13.90) featuring chilled Japanese wheat flour noodles tossed in truffle oil and topped with tako, ebi, tobiko and surimi serves as a noodle alternative to the rice bowl offerings.
Much as I love noodles, I do admit the rice bowls are the stars here.
We rounded up our Boru Boru donburi meal with Sea Salt Caramel Latte ($6) and Mini Matcha Latte Tarts ($10 for 4pcs) by Candour Coffee, all within the convenience of one space.
This is a win-win situation on all fronts.
Boru Boru X Candour Coffee
Address: 41 Beach Road, Singapore 189680
Contact: Not available
Facebook - Boru Boru: https://www.facebook.com/BoruBoruSG/
Facebook - Candour Coffee: https://www.facebook.com/CandourCoffee/
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-9pm
Prices are stated in Singapore dollars and nett. Information is correct at point of published date.
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