Cheek by Jowl is a Modern Australian Restaurant located in Singapore, helmed by husband-and-wife team, Rishi Naleendra and Manuela Toniolo.
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Address

21 Boon Tat Street
Singapore 069620

Tuesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Wednesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Thursday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Friday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Saturday:
06:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
06:00pm - 10:30pm

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Price

~$45/pax

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Raw beef salad - dry aged wagyu, Kohlrabi, cured egg yolk and kimchi.

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A great start to the 3 course lunch set. The beef packs a flavor punch on its own, pairs with the other ingredients you get a muted harmony that brings out the sweetness of the meat.
Loved it! I wish there was more!
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#hungryhungrymonster #burpple #cheekbyjowl

Barramundi (Lunch Menu; from $30 for a 2-course meal)

Was most excited to try this, but I think we came with a wee bit too high expectations. Can’t deny that the fish was cooked beautifully (why, hello crispy skin and flaky flesh!) and that the bonito butter and caramelised onions complemented the delicate fish well, we just wished that the charred leeks were taken way further for that smokey punch, and maybe throw in some form of acidic relief too.

Raw Beef Salad (Lunch Menu; from $30 for a 2-course meal)

While this was a tasty starter, I wasn’t really sold on chef’s use of dry and grainy cured egg yolk as I prefer my steak tartare pieces to have the velvety veil of creamy egg yolk. I did appreciate how the dry-aged beef was hand-chopped to better appreciate the prized protein's concentrated flavours and enhanced tenderness.

Salt-baked Beetroot (Lunch Menu; from $30 for a 2-course meal)

I wasn’t always so fond of beetroot and goat’s cheese. The former’s earthiness and the latter's pungent smell used to put me off, until I had my fair share of really good ones while working for a food magazine and I was converted.
The classic pairing may not be exciting, but when done really well like this, it still brings a smile to my face. I love how every element had a role to play on this plate, whether it was for textural crunch, a zing, and even the refreshing garnish! #BurppleXChope

Coconut semi freddo with green chili sauce and pomelo, with OMG LAKSA LEAF ICE CREAM.

This almost savory sounding dessert eats like a dream! The slight spiciness of the green chili sauce is doused by the creamy coconut semi freddo, well complimented by the juicy sweet pomelo. But the star element of this dish for me was that laksa leaf ice cream that was mind blowingly awesome. I asked if they sold pints of the ice cream as I want to eat this on my couch with Netflix but was regretfully told that they do not. It's strange to associate all these ingredients with a dessert but the genius is this dish is in your face! #burpple #cheekbyjowlsg

Only a plump, sweet Coffin Bay oyster, bursting with a bright, fresh taste of the ocean.

The smoked tomato granita atop the flesh sends your brain into a frenzy when ingested - so sooooo goooddddddddddd. This was from the tasting menu but I would drop by the restaurant to have a dozen of these anytime. #burpple #cheekbyjowlsg

After a long time of watching and wanting to dine at @cheekbyjowlsg, I finally made my way down and had the tasting menu.

There are very few restaurants that wow you with every single dish, along with great ambience and service and I am very happy to say that I have found another gem. @rishinaleendra takes you on a gastronomic journey with clever manipulation of everyday ingredients and great punchy flavors. Simply amazing. #cheekbyjowlsg #burpple

Barramundi - leek, bonito butter and caramelized onion.

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This was superbly done. The fish was moist and tender, seasoned to a T. Everything on the plate was well thought of and came together in a mosh pit of complex flavors, building upon each other.
Really loved the bonito butter, as I licked every last bit of it off the plate.
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This is plate lickin goodness!
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#hungryhungrymonster #cheekbyjowl #burpple

Cheek By Jowl

didn't snap all the courses but every dish was DELISH and service was impeccable (starters were mind blowing); love this place ♡

Cheek by Jowl - Dessert : Honeydew Melon (💵S$15) : Mascarpone | Pickled Rind | Caraway 🍈
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The Honeydew Melon sorbet was Refreshing with a hint of Honeydew aroma that lingers in your mouth.

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Cutting the sweetness of the sorbet & richness is the Mascarpone (which somehow tasted like cheesecake) & the Picked Rind & Caraway which adds a nice contrast. 😋

ACAMASTIPS💮: "You have to be a romantic to invest in yourself, your money, & your time in Cheese." Anthony Bourdain. 🧀
Do consider (sorry I meant choose) the Cheese Plate (💵S$30) : Walnut Bread | Raisin Jam | Fresh Apples 🖖🏻

Cheek by Jowl - Dessert : Coconut (💵S$15) : Laksa Leaf Ice Cream | Pomelo | Green Chili.

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Bonkers the combinations, I know. It's a dessert that definitely demands &/or grab your attention. 🌶
Surprisingly, it worked out. Its savoury & sweet at the same time, a rollercoaster ride of Flavours for your tastebuds. Kinda genius. 😋

ACAMASTIPS💮: Its a dessert that either you Love it or you Hate it. Everything compliments strangely.
The coconut ice cream, laksa leaf & green chilli, Its like a deconstructed laksa gravy turned into a dessert for me. 🖖🏻🙃

Cheek by Jowl - Entrée : Barramundi (💵S$32) : Leek | Bonito Butter | Caramelised Onion 🐟
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The cook on the Barramundi was Flawless, Crispy Skin, Juicy & Moist Flakes of Awesomeness.

The Bonito Butter & Caramelised Onions really kicked up the dish a notch. 😋
However, the portion is a little small & the leeks??

ACAMASTIPS💮: Another entrée that I really want to try is Confit Duck Leg (💵S$36) : Five Spice Caramel | Cucumber | Waffles
So good, that it has become synonymous with the place. 🖖🏻

Cheek by Jowl - Appetiser : Roasted Scallops (Part of a 3 course 💵S$38 Lunch) : Corn | Fermented Prawn | Pickled Turnips.

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The Scallops was quite Generous, Roasted to Perfection, Juicy & Tender. However, it's a taste that will not surprise you, a familiar taste, Good but not Spectacular. 😋

ACAMASTIPS💮: Lunch menu at Cheek by Jowl starts at : (2 Course for 💵S$30), (3 Course for 💵S$38) & (5 Course for 💵S$58)
While Dinner it's a la carte menu only. 🖖🏻

Cheek by Jowl - Appetiser : Salt Baked Beetroot (💵S$17): Goats Cheese | Picked Raisins | Horseradish 🧀
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The taste of every element in this dish is Distinct yet it Compliments each other Harmoniously.

The pungent horseradish cuts the richness of the goats cheese & the earthiness of the beetroot. A well executed starter. 😋

ACAMASTIPS💮: Yea there's other appetisers like your usual Roasted Scallop or Raw Beef Salad (which frankly is kinda common & one can predict the taste) that is why I urge you to be more adventurous & try more unique combinations. 🖖🏻
Credits📸: @joeltyq_

Coconut Semifreddo with Laksa Leaf Ice-cream

We brought friends who're visiting from Hongkong to dinner at Cheek By Jowl last night and just as I anticipated, they were impressed with everything we had.
The surreal but lovely "Coconut Semifreddo with Laksa Leaf Ice-cream" was the dessert that had them most enthralled. Like myself on a previous visit, they were bewitched by the unexpected cold form the laksa flavours came in, with clever extras of juicy pomelo and whole peanuts thrown in. Boasting that unmistakable fragrance and spicy heat, this was a dish which managed to simultaneously taste familiar yet new.

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