Sandy and I were originally supposed to explore Bollywood Veggies Farm and the Kranji Countryside but we had to spontaneously change our plans because she had tickets booked for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. We still wanted to meet, so we settled on having brunch with each other. While I love my hawker food like Mee Goreng, Nasi Ayam, Ban Mian etc, we decided to be a bit more atas (i.e. high class) and pamper ourselves to cafe food.
There’s a huge cafe trend in Singapore now, and almost every street one goes to, there would usually be a quaint little cafe serving mains and desserts. ButterScotch was no different. It’s a rustic-looking cafe situation in Bukit Merah Central. It was a beautiful cafe and the owners were very friendly.
There was a moment when I asked them “Does *points to dish* come with wedges?” They chucked and replied: “Well, Black Jack Burger with wedges DOES come with wedges.” I really need to start reading the finer print on menus.
Food makes me feel really happy. There is great satisfaction in taking a mouthful of flavours and textures, and having it drop to the pits of your stomach to fill you with warmth and inexplicable feelings of contentment. Good food makes my soul feel content. I was really hoping that I would experience that at ButterScotch. We ordered two burgers, buffalo wings, Snickers Cheesecake and Butterscotch Souffle.
Our mains were alright. It was very heavy, and it didn’t have depth in flavour. We got cheesy wedges and truffle fries as sides. The cheesy wedges were delicious, but the truffle fries were a tad bit underwhelming, especially when I had really good truffle fries the day before at Relish by Wild Rocket (not halal, but I opted for vegetarian/seafood options). I would give both these burgers 6.5-7/10.
I was really hoping that dessert would help to make up for my deflated enthusiasm. Unfortunately, the first dessert dish we had made both Sandy and I sad. Despite its artful assembly, its taste did not make us go “oooomph”. I remember commenting to Sandy that we were eating two digestive biscuits, Snickers chocolate and cream cheese. We left almost half the dessert because we didn’t want to continue with eating it (which made me feel doubly bad because I do not like food wastage but I couldn’t bear to eat it just for the sake of eating it). It would be a 1.5/10.
On the other hand, the butterscotch soufflé was not a disappointment. It had light, fluffy and melt in your mouth consistency. Coupled with the ice-cream and dark chocolate sauce, it was a satisfying dish (especially when juxtaposed to the cheesecake we had seconds before we dug into the soufflé). Sandy really enjoyed it, whereas I felt it was pretty good but I couldn’t imagine myself going out of the way to have it again. This would be a 7.5/10.
My overall experience here was average. There were many other dishes in the menu and I would like to try them before I seal my thoughts on ButterScotch.
Would I come back here again? Hmm… possibly but only if I were in the area. Considering this is pretty far from home for me, I doubt that I’d be back anytime soon.
Blk 164 Bukit Merah Central
#01-3625 Singapore 150164
Tue – Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Last order at 9pm)
Closed on Mondays
How I got there:
Bus 5, 16 or 851 from Tiong Bahru MRT to Bukit Merah Interchange.
Then walked 2 minutes to Block 164.
Nearest MRT -> Redhill MRT