Bojio Café – Don’t Say Bojio. Raclette Cheese Lava Toasts and OTT Milkshakes At Westgate
The hype didn’t last THAT long though. As expected.
Meet & Melt did get into the some limelight due to selling all these instagrammable food.
They started off in the heartlands of Tampines, subsequently opened their second outlet at Scape, and has further expanded to the west(gate) as Bojio Cafe. Kind of a cheesy name, you think? At least, people can likely recall.
“Bojio” is a casual Hokkien term which means “never invite someone along”, commonly used among Singaporeans.
Bojio Cafe may not be the trendsetter for the Lava Toasts, which started from The Bakery Chef, or the Shibuya Toast from Dazzling Café, or even the OTT Milkshakes from Benjamin Browns, but they have incorporated every single one of these “Instagram-worthy” desserts on their menu.
Hmm… I wonder if this is a good sign?
Oh well, I guess it can be convenient to have a taste of everything at one single place.
While the name of this cafe may be different from Meet & Melt, the menu is somewhat, or should I say exactly, the same.
There is an extensive selection of Ice Cream ($3.20/ $5.80), Sundae ($9.90/ $12.90), Waffle ($11.90/ $14.90), Over-The-Top Milkshakes ($14.90), Monster Milkshakes ($19.90), Melt Toast ($12.90-$18.90) and Lava Toast ($15.90-$16.90).
My favourite was the Raclette Cheese Toast ($18.90) that came with a single scoop of ice cream.
Imagine that ‘therapeutic’ feeling when hot melting, stretching raclette cheese flowed down onto the warm toast.
Even though the Raclette Cheese Toast did not look as colourful (and appetizing) as the other items on the menu, the balance between the savoury cheese and sweet, buttery toast felt just right.
The Lava Toast was offered in 2 versions: Original ($15.90) and Charcoal ($16.90), and another signature item on the menu.
Plus, this is one of the most extensive number of flavours of lava fillings to choose from. 12 in fact, from Mentaiko, Thai Milk Tea, Green Milk Tea, Salted Egg, Earl Grey to Peanut Butter.
Worth mentioning is the one and only savoury Lava Toast with Mentaiko fillings on the menu at an additional $2, sufficient to be a meal on its own.
Torched mentaiko on the surface of the toast with a smoky touch, coupled with mentaiko mayonnaise in the lava fillings, sounds like something I can easily hit the maximum calorie intake for an entire day.
I would suggest getting the Original Toast instead of the Charcoal Toast as the latter was denser and drier, without the buttery fragrance.
If you ever see your friends uploading their pretty desserts onto social media without you, don’t say “bojio” because it’s legibly a “Bojio Cafe”.
Westgate Mall, 3 Gateway Dr, #02-28, Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Mon-Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.
January 08, 2018
January 08, 2018