Brunch at Bochinche is slightly different – the menu goes beyond the normal done-to-death-but-somehow-I-still-go-back-for-more eggs ben/waffles and successfully dispels the notion that Argentinean cuisine is only about meat. I was happy to find several pescetarian-friendly items on the menu, such as the classic provoleta (darn, no good photo of this!) – rich and creamy/milky grilled provolone cheese served sizzling hot in a pan. Other memorable dishes include the squid ink burger with a thick disc of golden-brown crayfish patty, yellow fin tuna (light and healthy!), and the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs (sounds boring, I know, but sometimes it’s the simplest dish that stands out!)~
K was the meat tester for me that day and he pretty much finished everything I dumped on his plate haha. The sirloin steak and chorizo sausage made in-house were his favourites. Think he will skip the bland ossobuco the next time round though (poached eggs are so not him anyway). Pancakes and French toast (bacon ice cream is losing its novelty factor these days, don’t you think so??) are good to try but not something we’d order on our own since they are kind of average.
Save some space for desserts because they are lovely, especially the bitter chocolate tart paired with chili flakes yogurt (so interesting!) and smooth crème caramel. Milk cake and crème brulee were rather sweet, so I passed and didn’t go back for seconds. Can’t say the same for the chocolate tart though hee.
Sirloin Steak Salad
porcini mushrooms, sweet potato, grilled leeks & mustard dressing
House Chorizo Sausage
malbec braised ox cheeks & caramelised onions
smoked pepper, chopped romanine, crayfish & dill mayo
berries salad, maple syrup & cinnamon crème fraîche
Yellow Fin Tuna
grilled pak choi, spicy humita & crispy “aji molido” tofu
Braised Ossobuco & Organic Poached Eggs
toast & chives hollandaise sauce
Brioche French Toast
house-cooked ham & bacon ice cream
Smoked salmon & Scrambled Eggs
red onions, capers & dill cream cheese
passion fruit sorbet & toasted almonds
Bitter Chocolate Tart
chili flakes yogurt & chocolate ice cream
“dulce de leche” & crushed meringue
My thanks to Alexandra for inviting and hosting brunch!
22 Martin Road