We, Millennials, are always on the constant lookout for new drinking spot to chill with our friends and colleagues. Personally, I prefer a place that is quieter (makes talking easier) and of course with good Happy Hour deals. Located within Hotel Boss, Tocha Bistro is a modern Western restaurant/bistro that not only has an extensive menu selection but also crazy Happy Hour promotions. They have an insane All Day Happy Hour on Monday where bottled beers are as low as $7.80++. So, if you want to chase your Monday blues away, you know where to go!
Usually, I don’t have a high expectation of the food from a bistro because they focuses mainly on their drinks and maybe their appetisers but Tocha Bistro proved me wrong. I was pleasantly surprised by how well executed their dishes were. There were definitely rooms for improvement but I was generally impressed with their dishes, especially their addictive Top Shells.
In frame, Smoked Duck Roll, Top Shells, Mushroom Soup, Chicken Wings, Lamb Rack, Grilled Cod Fish and Tiger Prawn with White Wine Sauce.
Cocktails were not too bad but I’m more of a beer person!
When you need some warm food before you hit all the alcoholic drinks, you can start with this comforting bowl of Mushroom Soup. It is rich, flavourful and creamy.
Chicken Wings with Belachan Sauce
Chicken wings are an essential if you are drinking with friends or colleagues. The wings were well-marinated and crispy. Dip it into the in-house belachan sauce for more flavour and spice. P/s: It is very spicy yet addictive at the same time.
Smoked Duck Roll
The tortilla wraps were not too thick or doughy, and the duck was tender and flavourful. Combination was not too bad but it would be good if they had some sauce (maybe XO sauce on the duck) because it was a tad dry for me.
All of us were going crazy over this dish! It’s really rare to find places in Singapore that serves Top Shells, and even more difficult to find a place that is able to cook this dish so well. It was flavourful and deadly addictive! All I need now is an iced cold beer! A MUST-TRY!
Thank GOD! The lamb rack did not have any game smell or taste! It was well-marinated, flavourful and very tender (literally melts in my mouth).
Grilled Cod Fish
Cod fish was well-seasoned and well-cooked, with the skin very crispy and the fish very flavourful and melty.
Tiger Prawn with White Wine Sauce Pasta
Pasta was decent, with a balanced white wine flavour. Tiger prawns were fresh and sweet. If you don’t know what to order, you can stick with this safe pasta! Hard to go wrong!
So, mark your calendar because you would love to visit Tocha Bistro on Monday because of their insane All Day Happy Hour Promotion! See you there!
Nearest Mrt Station: Lavender
Location: 500 Jalan Sultan, #01-20 Hotel Boss, Singapore 199020
What To Order: Top Shells, Chicken Wings, Cod Fish and Lamb Rack
Restaurant Rating: 3.5/5
Food Ratings: 7.5/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)