Dolce Tokyo – 313 Somerset Just Got Sweeter With New Japanese Italian Café

Dolce Tokyo – 313 Somerset Just Got Sweeter With New Japanese Italian Café
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313 Somerset just got sweeter with the opening of Japanese-Italian café Dolce Tokyo. And also more Japanese with surrounding shops like Lowry’s Farm and Uniqlo at Level 3 (which look like where I can get my entire wardrode from). But unlike the fashion stores, Dolce Tokyo is a completely new brand and concept, created due to the void of such cafés in town.

While the 56-seater café looks like a shoebox unit, there is actually a small kitchen behind which can prepare a range of mains and sides for a fuller dining experience. I do notice that more customers come here during off-meal times, perhaps not knowing they serve meals such as All-Day Breakfasts and Japanese casual dishes.

I thought that the strength of its kitchen lies more in the Japanese more than the Western items. Go for the Omu Curry Rice ($19) which has Japanese fried rice wrapped in a gooey bright yellow egg, served with a melt-in-your-mouth pork belly skewer and side accompaniments of salad, baby octopus and jellyfish. My afraid-to-get-fat friend was initially unconvinced of the pork belly, till she took a bite and never looked back.

The Hiyashi Chuka ($15) reminds me of the Taiwanese mee sua, and is actually cold somen topped with strips of tamagoyaki egg, sliced cucumber, sliced carrot, ginger, gammon ham and nori. The best part is when the cold goma sesame (and some secret ingredients) sauce is poured around, mixed evenly (like lo hei), and relished. Refreshing and different.

Most of the Japanese tai-tais who come in here are having some dessert of some kind. If you cannot decide between your group, take the Dessert Bento ($18.90) where you can mix and match.

We had the Shiratama with Kantan jelly, Panna Cotta with mixed berries, Abekawa mochi, green tea gelato, and cake of the day – a homemade carrot cake. The most popular item among the girls (the Ninja Girls I meant) was the wobbly Panna Cotta made with real vanilla pods instead of just essence. Look out for the dots on the dessert for its authenticity.

The most Instagram-ed dessert is likely to be Yuzu or Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake ($11.50 each), served in bird cage specially brought in from Japan because it is just more elegant.

Some may be hesitant to order any cake at that price. Then I found out it is homemade, produced in small quantities, prepared with Japanese imported yuzu fruits because they are sweeter, and at least big in size. The matcha cake is really fluffy and unique, and I loved the green tea crumble to bits, literally.

As Dolce Tokyo is still new, there could be some service lapses and items on the menu that needs some refinement. Once that is polished up, I am quite certain that we will see more of this name around. As what the Ninja Girls say collectively, the food at Dolce Tokyo is “Oishii!”.

Dolce Tokyo Giveaway!
Dolce Tokyo will be giving away 10 sets of Curry Rice with pork belly skewers & matcha latte to 10 blessed Daniel’s Food Diary readers!

All you need to do is to
Step 1: LIKES the FaceBook page of Daniel’s Food Diary and Dolce Tokyo
Step 2: SHARE this post on Facebook or RETWEET the post on twitter
Step 3: Leave a comment below to name your favourite Dolce Tokyo item

Results will be announced 3rd April.

Dolce Tokyo Cafe
313 Somerset, 313 Orchard Road #03-23 Singapore 238895 (Somerset MRT), Tel: +65 6836 5612
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm

*The above entry is an advertorial.

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Comments

  1. My favourite Dolce Tokyo item is Dessert Bento!

  2. Favourite item is Omu Curry Rice, hope i get to try it.

  3. Omu Curry Rice looks nice!! :Da

  4. Omu Curry Rice looks nice! <3

  5. Omu Curry Ric.

  6. I would love love love to try the dessert bento set~~~!! 😀 my guy would love the Curry Rice with pork belly skewers ..he is a big jap curry rice fan!!

  7. i love curry rice .. let me win please :) thanks!

  8. Omu Curry Rice

  9. Personally, Hiyashi Chuka must be an exquisite one for me!
    😉

    xoxo

  10. Khoo Boo Son : March 27, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Dessert Bento! it looks scrumptious.

  11. Hiyashi Chuka for the Goma sauce

  12. I wanna try Hiyashi Chuka! cold somen rocks!

  13. My fave is the dessert bento !

  14. Teriyaki Pork Belly Skewers. The meat is really unforgettable!!!

  15. Omu curry rice

  16. I would love to try the Omu Curry Rice.

  17. Shiratama with Kantan jelly.

  18. Hiyoshi Chuka!

  19. Desert Bento Set, so i can try more sweets! ヽ(≧Д≦)ノ

  20. Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake sounds divine! can't wait to try it :)

  21. LIKED AND SHARED. Omu curry rice!

  22. Matcha with Goma Black Sesame cake sounds divine ! can’t wait to try it :)

  23. Favorite Dolce Tokyo item – Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake! O-ishi-neh

  24. Liked and Shared. Dessert Bento is perfect for an indecisive girl like me. Nevertheless, I would love to try the curry rice *v*

  25. Omu Curry Rice!

  26. Lu Siu Ching : March 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I want to try Yuzu and Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake!

  27. I fancy the Dessert Bento, looks very captivating with many of my favourite Japanese desserts! <3

  28. My favourite Dolce Tokyo item is Dessert Bento!

  29. Dessert bento! I cant resist desserts!

  30. I will try the Hiyashi Chuka! Sounds interesting ^_^

  31. it will be Dessert Bento! =D

  32. dessert bento

  33. Jacqueline Joy : March 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    LIKED AND SHARED. Omu curry rice! yummmmyyyy…

  34. dessert bento.. here i come 😀

  35. Dessert Bento is my choice.

  36. My favorite Dolce Tokyo item would be Matcha Black Sesame & Japanese Yuzu cake!! Sinful yet irresistible..=`)

  37. I like Dessert Bento looks good!

  38. The Hiyashi Chuka looks nice and delicious.

  39. The Japanese green tea with goma sesame cake is my absolute favorite!

  40. Murakami Michiko Christabelle : March 27, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Yummy food me want! :)

  41. Omu Curry Rice!

  42. Dessert Bento

  43. My favourite Dolce Tokyo item is Dessert Bento.

  44. My favourite item would be the Panna Cotta with mixed berries! :)

  45. Hiyashi Chuka

  46. Omu curry rice

  47. GOMA BLACK SESAME CAKE :)

  48. I love Omu Rice~.

  49. Yuzu or Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake …

  50. Hiyashi Chuka is yummy!!!

  51. Liked and retweeted! Favourite item has got to be Green Tea with Goma Sesame Cake for now! Would love to try more stuffs from Dolce Tokyo! Pick me please! :)

  52. Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake (^.^)

  53. I MUST have that cake…

  54. Missy Grace L : March 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Omu Curry Rice

  55. DESSERT BENTO!! I GOT A SWEET TOOTH!!! 😀 i love jap food!!! <3 <3 <3

  56. Hiyashi Chuka

  57. Dessert Bento ! It look so yummy to me! 😀

  58. Hiyashi Chuka

  59. Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake

  60. My Favourite Dolce Tokyo item is definitely Omu Curry Rice! yummy!

  61. My Favourite Dolce Tokyo item is definitely Omu Curry Rice! yummy!

  62. Dessert Bento

  63. Would like to try Hiyashi Chuka. Look so refreshing to have it in a hot weather like SG

  64. Omu curry rice n dessert bento! Sorry for being greedy! I like these two:)

  65. Dessert Bento

  66. Omu curry rice o-ishi~.

  67. Omu curry rice o-ishi~.

  68. Goma Black Sesame Cake :)

  69. Omu Curry Rice <3
    The hunt for SG's best Curry Rice is on! :)

  70. Omu Curry Rice! Big fan of curry and egg, plus the picture looks good and tempting.

  71. Yuzu Cake. It’s not too sweet and the flavor is really good.

  72. Definitely the DESSERT BENTO!! It’s innovative and great for indecisive minds when it comes to choosing what to eat

  73. DESSERT BENTO HAND DOWN, WHOO.

  74. My favourite is the dessert bento because i can choose all my favourite dessert at one go!

  75. My favourite is the dessert bento as i like being able to choose and enjoy the desserts i fancy at one go! 😀

  76. DESSERT BENTO LOOKS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD <3

  77. Matcha with Goma Cake looks divine ^^

  78. Omu Curry Rice!

  79. Omu Curry Rice

  80. The Hiyashi Chuka

  81. dessert bento

  82. Justin Chong : March 28, 2013 at 3:52 am

    So many favourites to choose from! I guess the one which really entices me the most would be the Omu Curry Rice. I believe it would be a very pleasurable experience dining there and be able to reminisce the Japan memories, food and culture :)

  83. Love the Omu Curry Rice!

  84. love the Omu Curry Rice.

  85. Liked and Shared and Retweeted already! =)
    Mad love for most of their items! If i must only choose one it has to be the Unagi Toji! Yummilicious! wld love to have the voucher to make my hard day at work a better one!. give me plz…. **big shiny innocent eyes” =P

  86. Hiyashi Chuka!

  87. Koh Cherlene : March 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Oishiii Omuuuu Curry Rice!
    Liked and Shared!!

  88. Hiyashi chuka!

  89. Love the Mixed Berries Panna Cotta! 😀

  90. Omu Curry Rice….I luv CURRY!

  91. Kamen Chiang : March 29, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Omu curry rice!!

  92. Dessert bento for sure!

  93. Elizabeth Lee : March 29, 2013 at 9:59 am

    can’t wait to try this out!

  94. Omu curry rice .. Hope it tastes as great as it looks

  95. Matcha Latte!

  96. Matcha Latte

  97. Would love to try the yuzu cake!

  98. Omu Curry Rice! All time fav!!

  99. The Hiyashi Chuka

  100. Omu Rice!! soaked in a whole bowl of fragrant and delicious curry, mmmm…

  101. Hiyashi Chuka looks delicious! I'm going to make a trip to Dolce Tokyo!

  102. Hiyashi Chuka~ Cause the sesame sauce looks tasty!

    & your panna cotta looks good too!

    (Liked & Shared on my wall :) ).

  103. All the cakes!

  104. Goma Black Sesame Cake

  105. Hong Jingting : March 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Dessert Bento!

  106. Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake looks delish! 😀

  107. Dessert Bento will surely sweeten my day!

  108. dessert bento! its so unique <3

  109. Omu Curry Rice.

  110. Omu Curry Rice!

  111. Dessert Bento

  112. Dessert Bento

  113. Dessert Bento

  114. Omu Curry Rice.

  115. Omu Curry Rice.

  116. Dessert Bento

  117. Dessert Bento

  118. Hiyashi Chuka :))

  119. Dessert Bento!!!

  120. Definitely Omu curry rice!

  121. Omu Curry Rice!! I love curry!

  122. Lorraine Soh : April 2, 2013 at 2:58 am

    the mouthwatering omu carry rice please~~~

  123. Dessert Bento!!! Would love to trythe different variety of desserts available!

  124. Dessert Bento!

  125. Omu Curry Rice! nomnomnom

  126. Hiyashi Chuka~!

  127. simply love JAP!!! <3

  128. Dessert Bento!

  129. I love their menu! 😀 the omu curry rice was really good!

  130. I love their menu! 😀 the omu curry rice was really good!

  131. I love their menu! 😀 the omu curry rice was really good!

  132. My favourite has got to be the Matcha Green Tea with Goma Sesame Cream.trust me I absolute cannot resisnt anything with green tea in it from pancakes to ice cream to drinks.Matcha just needs to have that bittersweet taste and Dolce Tokyo in my opinion embodies it all really well.plus its genius that they paired it with black sesame cause usually matcha is matched with red bean but this makes it a refreshing twist thats really good cause ots light too (wonderful chiffon like texture) would love to be picked but in case I dont then everyone really,this place is a must try :)

  133. Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake looks delicious!

  134. Elaine Chang : April 2, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    A sweet girl like me would love to try Dessert bento!

    Twitter: @Elaine4059
    FB name: Elaine Chang

  135. I love ALL the sweet and savory dishes!! Be it the omu curry rice or the dessert bento, I love them all! 😛 My favourite(st) would have to be the dessert bento for the child in me!

  136. Definitely <3 the melt-in-the-mouth Omu Curry Rice!!!! :)

  137. Jerylene Xu : April 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Dessert bento!

  138. Chua Jia Ni : April 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Yuzu with Goma Black seasame cake!

  139. Would like to try the Yuzu with Goma Black Sesame cake!

  140. Jerylene Xu : April 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Dessert Bento!

  141. Oiishi! I love to try Hiyashi Chuka and Dessrt Bento.

  142. I’d love to savor Matcha with Goma Black Sesame Cake!

  143. Dessert bento!

  144. I would like to try The Omu Curry Rice!

  145. Veralynn Tan : April 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

    I would like to try The Dessert Bento!

  146. Omu Curry Rice

  147. My favourite dish at DOLCE TOKYO is OMU CURRY RICE!

  148. Liked and Shared. Dessert Bento and omu curry rice are my favourite. Yummie!

  149. My favorite choice would be the Dessert Bento,nothing beats starting or ending a meal on a sweet note ^.^

  150. Dessert BENTO!!!!!

  151. Hiyashi Chuka! I've never tried it actually, but it looks like something refreshing and worth a go!

  152. My fav is the Hiyashi Chuka.

    liked and shared on fb.

  153. I want the omu curry rice, like now ~.~

  154. Omu curry rice looks great!

  155. Unfourtunately the last time I was there stood there for 5 mins and I just had to walk away cause no apparent staff was working there lol.

  156. Unfourtunately the last time I was there stood there for 5 mins and I just had to walk away cause no apparent staff was working there lol.

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