Octopoke & Burger at Jewel Cafe & Bar


I visited newly opened Jewel Cafe and Bar for a light dinner last evening. A branch of my favourite coffee joint in the Shenton Way area, Jewel Coffee, Jewel Cafe and Bar was opened on 15 March 2013.

Shio-Koji Octopoke - Octopus tossed in shio-koji, wasabi, extra virgin oil, avocado & ginger-flower
Shio-Koji Octopoke @ S$12
Octopus tossed in shio-koji, wasabi, extra virgin oil, avocado & ginger-flower

I was quite hungry when I arrived so I ordered a Shio-Koji Octopoke for my starter. Served as a Timbale with a base of diced avocado and diced boiled octopus that had been tossed with shio-koji (Japanese salted rice malt), wasabi (Japanese horseradish), extra virgin olive oil and ginger-flower. Though I'm generally not a huge fan of octopus, I enjoyed this dish as it was refreshing. It tasted like an octopus ceviche with Japanese and South East Asian influences. I loved the slightly spicy and tart flavour of the dressing that flavoured the  firm yet tender octopus. It went well with the creamy flavour of the avocado. This is a Must-Try!

Port & Blue Cheese Burger at Jewel Cafe & Bar
Port & Blue Cheese Burger @ S$20
Onion caramelised in port reduction, chunks of aged Stilton & our own secret "magic" dust mix

I tried the popular Port & Blue Cheese Burger. The thick burger patty, that sat between the fluffy and toasted burger buns, was juicy and tasty on its own.

Undercover burger patty's been exposed

I would have preferred a little more Stilton cheese on my burger patty for a slightly stronger blue cheese flavour. Though  the onions were not as caramelised as I would have liked, they were nonetheless tasty with the rich sweetness of port. Served with a salad that had been dressed with reduced aged balsamic vinegar, the burger was too much for me to finish. This should feed those with hearty appetites.

Jewel Cafe & Bar at Rangoon Road

As I hadn't been sleeping well for the past few days, I decided to skip coffee for the evening and come back for some on another occasion. If you're wondering where this cafe is located, it's just next to Liberty Coffee.

Jewel Cafe & Bar
129 Rangoon Road, 
Singapore 218407.
Tel: +65 6298-9216
Operating Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 8 am to 10 pm
Closed on Monday