The owners of Chillax Café and Babette Restaurant & Bar – The Astronauts Group – recently launched their third concept, Ninja Bowl, within the hip dining enclave of Duxton Road.
Offering a wide selection of healthy and hearty bowls, diners can pick from eight different choices such as, Noka (S$14) which offers a delicious protein of 24-hour braised beef cheeks, served with baby corn, Korean beansprouts, mixed nuts, onsen egg and semi-dried tomatoes. Other options include Buto (S$14) and Genki (S$16). The former comprises torched pork belly (aburi cha shu), cherry tomatoes, onsen egg, roasted pumpkin and ume-pickled apples, while the latter consists grilled eel (yaki unagi), roasted pumpkin, beansprouts, onsen egg and pickled beets. For those who require something hearty, they can choose to pad their bowls with a choice of carbs, such as ninja rice; a blend of vinegared Japanese pearl rice and brown rice with seaweed flakes, orzo pasta; a rice-shaped short-cut pasta tossed with honey, multigrain mustard, miso and chilli or white quinoa. The rice and pasta will cost S$2 per portion, while the quinoa will set you back by an additional S$3. Vegetarians, too, will find something on the menu – the Geisha (S$14) is a veggie-stacked bowl featuring sweet, roasted pumpkin, fresh button mushrooms, balsamic tomatoes, buttered carrots, an onsen egg, and furikake seasoning. If you’re craving something sweet after lunch, the Fancy French (S$16) comprising a thick-cut homemade brioche stuffed with a generous helping of homemade fig jam, drizzled with pickled plum infused with honey, and topped with homemade hazelnut butter, will surely hit the spot. ◆ 15 Duxton Road. Tel: 65/6222-8055 www.ninjabowl.com.sg