[CLOSED] Le Binchotan

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~$75/pax
* This place has closed :( Please try somewhere else. * Le Binchotan is a French-Japanese restaurant based on French techniques and the centuries-old practice of grilling using binchotan -- a rare and highly prized Japanese charcoal. Jeremmy Chiam, the Chef-Owner, brings to the table a seamless and sophisticated blend of French and Japanese product and technique, enriched with deep smoky ‘binchotan’ flavours and surprising touches. Uniquely for its market profile, the restaurant features an outstanding and carefully curated list of wines, sakes and cocktails for pairing. A warm and genuine all-Singapore team and accessible prices deliver sheer culinary seduction and heart, whatever the occasion. (Entrance via Gemmill Lane)

Reviews

From the Burpple community

Uninspiring food that had interesting concepts but the execution was lacklustre and unimpactful.
Great service have to say.

1. MISO BUTTER CORN - FAILSAFE BUT EXPECTED TO BE WOWED
2. FLOWER CLAMS SAKE SOUP - HEARTY, TASTY AND SEAFOODY ✅
3. TIGER PRAWN MENTAIKO
- LACKS PUNCH ❌
4. SAKURA EBI CAPELLINI - UNINSPIRINGLY TASTED LIKE FRIED YEE MEE WITH HEI BEE (Fried Noodles with Dried Shrimps)❌
5. ANGUS SHORTRIBS - NICELY COOKED VANILLA DISH ✅

~ Whats the opposite for a bang for your buck?

We had a total of 5 dishes across the menu.. the uni with caviar, the prawns, steak, iberico and risotto.. food was ok.. but not amazing for its price line. If anything I guess the iberico was off the mark, it lacked the tenderness of a tenderloin, no pun intended, and just felt mushy at some point.. is that even possible ? A little like pulled pork that hasn't been pulled.. I was expecting more from charcoal grilled food. And having tried bincho at tiong bahru it did certainly upped my expectations. But sadly, meh.. not sure if its the anticipation coupled with expectations. Service was really good tho, loved the vibe of the place too

Yoghurt ice cream, feuilletine

The smoked chocolate had a crumbly texture. Smoked with applewood, there's a unique smell/flavour that's v familiar, yet doesnt associate w food imo. Not for everyone

The dark chocolate+hazelnut taste was there but somehow it wasnt the most enjoyable, maybe because it's lacking in sweetness. Interesting use of compressed beetroot for the crunch, yoghurt ice cream was decent and the meringue was not bad. I like their crushed feuilletine which was v crispy and sweet(present in the Corn dessert as well)

Overall hits and misses for the different components of the dessert, and i definitely wont spend 20 on it

Corn taste was apparent but the texture leaves a bit more to be desired. Abit watery, could have been more creamy for a restaurant of this perceived calibre

PSA skewers not avail for lunch, everything else on the Ala Carte menu is

The short Rib was prepared q well, see the Char but hoped for more smokiness. Not the most tender but it was ok

Sauce had a tanginess and really nothing much else, didnt really work with the beef.

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