Enjoying a double frontage, Ash & Char is a gastro-bar that could be easily spotted the moment you step onto the bustling streets of McCallum Street and Telok Ayer Street. With a new focus on char-grilled steaks, Ash & Char aims to be the place to serve you good quality steaks at affordable prices.
Waygu Ribeye MB4 4.2/5
The new steaks-focus menu will feature 3 main cuts - NY Striploin, Ribeye and Tenderloin. Inspired by Chef's recent trip to Tokyo, what's unique about this new concept is that you could order your steak by weight, with a minimum order of 200 grams, priced in the range of 9-14cent per gram. There will be a choice of seasonal special cut every week, as well as seasonal special add-on such as Boston Lobster or King Prawn. Sides such as broccoli, scallops, foie gras or fries are available to make your meal even more wholesome. Mine was a Waygu Ribeye MB4, with add-on foie gras. It was juicy and flavourful, especially so when i dressed it over with a bit of the garlic soy sauce provided. There's wasabi too if you want some extra kick.
Signature Char Siew 4/5
Other than mains, small plates are available for sharing, such as Signature Char Siew ($14.00). Great portion for sharing. The charred fats melted easily in my mouth, releasing any flavours that it held within. The meat has yet achieved the melt-in-your-mouth texture but I would say the satisfaction level was there.
Brownie Ala Mode 4.5/5
What's good on the hotplate is not just the steak but its sinfully delicious Brownie Ala Mode ($8). A rather peculiar sauce was created for this brownie - Miso Caramel. The umami taste wasn't that distinct till it flowed onto the sizzling hotplate and became thick and sticky. Like soy sauce at the side of claypot, it lent a savoury depth to the sweet chocolate brownie and chocolate sauce. Temperate, texture, taste were all well thought-out, down to the premium vanilla ice cream from New Zealand.
Do keep a look out for their new menu. Prelude to their new menu, Ash & Char is going to launch a 1 for 1 steak promotion for dinner this July. Choose from pasture fed ribeye (220g) at $35++ & Black Angus tenderloin (180g), both priced at $35.00++ each.
Words and photos by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.
Ash & Char
21 McCallum Street
Tel: +65 91328880
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)
Mon-Thu: 1130am - 11pm
Fri: 1130am - 12midnight
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Turn left and walk to junction of Telok Ayer Street and McCallum Street. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]