A much-needed outing with the girlfriend to eat, drink (a little) and basically be merry! She recommended checking out Bam! instead of the usual places that we often frequent. Starved of places to check out because I haven’t done much research these days, I went along with her recommendation. Afterall, given our similar taste-buds, can’t veer off too far.
Based on a small-plate-dining concept, it suited us fine for I’ve always enjoy having variety and sharing stuff with friends. Anyway, the tapas fad doesn’t seem to be stopping given the opening of more such places here on our island. We ordered 3 dishes for a start before deciding if there was a need to add more. We did top up with another 2 dishes before filling a little full. So that’s a gauge for you if you decide to check this place out.
Charcoal grilled Eggplant with Romesco and Pancetta (S$14)
Calamari “a la plancha’ with Fava beans and Mint (S$19)
Kampong Egg with Baby Sotong and Chorizo (S$16)
White and Green Asparagus with Pork Ear and Burrata (S$34)
Risotto with Sakura Ebi (can’t seem to locate this on their menu online)
Of the lot, we really enjoyed the eggplant for the sauce really complemented the vegetable. The grilled calamari didn’t fare too badly either with the white and green asparagus coming pretty close in terms of flavour. Girlfriend didn’t quite enjoy the pork ear that went along with the dish, I loved the crunchiness of it, so I helped polish that off on her behalf.
The best dish for us that evening has gotta be the Kampong egg with fried baby sotong and chorizo. The whole dish was done so well with the egg cooked perfectly at 63 degrees oozing out as a sauce that went lovely with the crispy fried sotong and chorizo sausage. Go straight to put this on your order, in fact, be selfish and just order one on your end if you are feeling famished! We loved this dish so much that we wanted a second order of this but couldn’t because second sitting was up and we had to leave.
As for carbs, the risotto with sakura ebi sounded nice but in reality didn’t do much for us. It looked seemingly like an Italian version of fried rice using risotto. Would not order this again if we ever head back.
The menu does look pretty exciting and perhaps I will drag the Man back here to try out some of the dishes that I spied the chefs preparing. Oh will have to do this after Bump is here for the high-chair seats aren’t going to be that ideal for me in my final weeks of the pregnancy.Bam! Address: 38 Tras Street, Singapore 078977 Telephone: +65 6226 0500 http://www.bam.sg