Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior – Tanjong Pagar, Singapore

Retaining the name, Ash & Char, after WEROC group who owned Drink Culture and Hood Bar & Music, brought over the brand. With this change, the former cafe is now a gastrobar. Even the interior has a new dress.

 

 

Sides & Tapas

 

For Sides menu, the immensely popular item that diners raved about is the Signature Char Siu. With a golden ratio of fats to meat, the juicy and flavourful meat keep diners going back for more.

 

Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Signature Char Siu    
 

As many Tapas items are as the Sides. However these are only available after 5pm. I would go for the Mayura Choco Wagyu cooked using award-winning chocolate grain-fed premium wagyu cubes. The other is the crowd-pleaser, Crispy Kalemari.

 

Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Mayura Choco Wagyu    Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Crispy Kalemari

 

Other interesting options are the Chijeu-Buldak, Korean-style gochujang chicken with cheese and Crispy Cauliflower roasted and served with gremolata.

 

Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Chijeu-Buldak

 

 

Burgers & Seafood

 

Four burgers are on the menu, I tried only the AC Char-Grilled Wagyu Burger which consists of a thick, finely ground wagyu patty sandwiched between a charcoal bun. A pity the patty was slight dry and I prefer coarser meat texture. If you enjoy crispy bun, the burger would be the good choice.

 

Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - AC Char-Grilled Wagyu Burger

 

Battered premium haddock was used in the Classic Fish And Chips

 

Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Classic Fish And Chips

 

 

Pasta & Bowls

 

Tried 2 out of the 5 Pastas available on the new menu of Ash & Char. I love the fiery spicy Tom Yum Seafood Pasta more, even though I couldn’t tolerate the level of spiciness.

 

Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Creamy Smoked Duck Pasta    Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Tom Yum Seafood Pasta

 

Creamy Smoked Duck Pasta with garlic cream sauce isn’t my choice as I find the overall taste slanted towards the sweet profile.

 

Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Mentaiko Salmon Aburi

 

Five Bowls that are available before 5pm is on the Ash & Char menu. I tried only the Mentaiko Salmon Aburi. Despite it was an ordinary looking bowl, I find it tasty. 

 

 

WEROC Wings

 

At all WEROC group of bar, you can find their highly delicious signature WEROC Wings which comes with 2 sauces (hot sauce, curry tartar, sour jalapeno, smoky BBQ and truffle mayo), Ash & Char is no exceptional. A total of 7 flavours of Chicken wing (made up of drumlets and mid-joint) are on the menu. Each comes in 4 pieces. The 7 flavours are interesting, with some remarkably spicy flavours. I am sure you will find your favourite. 

 

Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Wings Can Fly Platter

 

Lastly, a Wings Can Fly Platter. Diner get to choose any 3 types from the 7 flavours (Har Cheong Gai, US Buffalo, Mexican Fiery (the most spicy among the 7 items), Korean Kimchi, Japanese Teriyaki, China Kung Pao and Thai Tom Yum). Each type with 3 pieces each. Maybe they can add the 8th flavour, Mala.

 

 

Signature Drinks

 

Since it is a gastrobar, alcholic drinks are never missing. Besides beer, hard-liquor and wine, we found 2 interesting Signature Drinks at Ash & Char. Mixed Berry Bramble is one of the Signature Cocktail. A gin-based with berries, lemon and blue curaco.

 

Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Mixed Berry Bramble   Ash & Char Rebranded To A Gastrobar With Revamped Interior - Santa Cruz De Alpera Blue Frizzante

 

The other is the Santa Cruz De Alpera Blue Frizzante with a gorgeous blue-coloured drink. An alcoholic drink with less than 9% alcohol content, comprises mango, pineapple and peach tasting note. Fruity with sweetish and sourish hint. Generally, an easy-to-drink alcohol.

 

 

NAHMJ Verdict

 

After trying about a dozen of items, the dishes were well executive. In a nutshell, I find Ash & Char impressive. When I return, I will order the Har Cheong Gai, Tom Yum Seafood Pasta, Crispy Kalemari, Mayura Choco Wagyu and Signature Char Siu.

 

 

 

Ash & Char

21 McCallum Street #01-03/04 Singapore 069047 
Tel: +65 8341 1951

Websitehttps://www.werocgroup.com/ashandchar

 

Opening Hours

 

Monday – Thursday  1100 to 0000  |  Friday  1100 to 0100  |  Saturday  1700 to 0100  |  Closed on Sundays

 

Getting There

 

By MRT:

  • East-West line – Tanjong Pagar station;
  • Downtown line – Telok Ayer station

 

By Bus:

  • GB Building along Cecil Street   57, 131, 167, 186, 700, 970, 971E (nearest bus stop to Telok Ayer Road)
  • After Capital Tower along Robinson Road   10, 10e, 70, 75, 97, 100, 107, 128, 130, 162, 196, 196e
  • UIC Building along Shenton Way   10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 97, 97e, 100, 106, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 186, 196, 196e

 

Rating: 7.5/10

 

 

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