Dolce Tokyo @ 313

Posted on May 8, 2013

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Dolce means ‘sweet’ in Italian and you would have guessed what this cafe serves. The Japanese-Italian fusion concept brand is the latest addition to the distinguished Ministry of Food group. 20130418-140603.jpgResiding in a cozy corner on the 3rd level of the mall, the eatery holds a rather obliging seating arrangement. 20130418-140610.jpgThe intended interior embellishments were welcoming despite the space constrains.
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Mixed Crostini ($16).

This revised Italian appetiser comprises of a mix of multi-nations ingredients that the chef has diligently whipped up with. You would expect to savour common Japanese favourites like Ikura (salmon roe), okaka (smoked skipjack tuna), mentaiko (cod roe) and tamagoyaki (omelette)

I was not overwhelmed by this starter, it just seemed like a decent twist for the Crostini but was unable to manage an impression in me. 20130418-091202.jpg

Unagi Toji ($12).

Grilled unagi (eel) should not be unfamiliar to anyone of us, however this Dolce Tokyo’s recipe might be. Paired with shrimps, cherry tomatoes, wolfberries and egg in toji sauce. I would be happy if I had a bowl of rice with this.
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Eggs Ben ($18).

No Egg Benedict is complete without perfectly runny poached eggs. Dolce Tokyo does theirs quite well I must say, though the hollandaise did fall short on taste.
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Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake ($11.50 each).
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Cake in a cage. How quaint. Back to the taste shall we?

Velvety green tea sponge layered with black sesame cream filling, first in the country. The matcha flavoured fluffy cake and goma cream went nicely together but was a tad too sweet for my liking. I am no sweet-tooth by the way.
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Yuzu Kakigori ($9).

Tart. Creamy. Yummy. That summarises the yuzu (pomelo) sauce and peels on soft serve which is a strong focus of the dessert.
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Dessert Bento ($18.90).

5 mini desserts in one serving, good as a sharing portion for a group of friends. It comprises of Shiratama with Kantan jelly, Panna Cotta with mixed berries, Abekawa mochi, green tea gelato, and cake of the day (homemade carrot cake).

I liked the carrot cake the most, followed by the green tea gelato, Panna Cotta and mochi. The Shiratama were, well exotic with a queer taste.

I have my reservations for Dolce Tokyo but would definitely go back for those I truly enjoyed.

*this is a tasting initiated by MOF and daniel. Thank you for the lovely dinner.*

Address: 313 Somerset
313 Orchard Road
#03-23
Singapore 238895

Tel: +65 68365612

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 1130am – 1030pm
Fri-Sat & PH: 1130am – 11pm

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