WOLF – Rice Bowls And Coffee At Raffles Place, Opened By The Local Coffee People
The Local Coffee People, known for providing affordable coffee and beverages (and quick service) in takeaway stands, has opened Wolf at Chevron House.
While it has a logo quite similar to Wolf Burgers (at Pasar Bella Suntec City and Changi City Point) and will also sell burgers, the two businesses are not related.
This space used to be where Bottles & Bones was situated. You can sit at the window counter facing Raffles Place MRT, where you can do some CBD people watching.
All peace before 11:30am or so, and turns into mini-mayhem come 12 noon.
Rice bowls are offered during lunch time, with up to a selection of 14 types, though not all would be available at the same time. This may remind some of Waa Cow Sushi Bar a short distance away, which is doing reasonably well during lunch time.
The four recommended are Short Rib, Salmon Mentai, Oyster & Eggs, and Truffled Salmon Bowls.
The others included Chicken Teriyaki, Chicken Black Pepper, Mapo Tofu, Crispy Skin Unagi, Aburi Scallop, King Oyster Mushroom, Foie Gra & Ikura, King Crab & Ikura, Short Rib & Foie Gras and Fresh Seafood Bowls.
Price range from $12.80 to the King Oyster Mushroom, to $28.80 for the Foie Gras & Ikura Bowl. I suspect that the price-sensitive CBD workers may find it hard stomaching some of these.
I had the Short Rib Bowl ($16.80), of seared and peppered beef slices nearly arranged over rice, topped with soft egg and ebiko, added with 2 slices of yellow picked radish.
It was as straight-forward as it gets. The beef slices were lean and tender enough, though I felt something was lacking in the rice component. I wished the grains were fluffier and there was some sauce of sorts.
Comparatively, I preferred the Salmon Mentai Bowl ($18.80) which featured a chunk of salmon with drizzled with creamy mentaiko sauce above then aburi-ed.
Overall, you can tell Wolf is trying to cater to the wider customers by offering beyond the typical rice bowls, with incorporating vegetarian options and those suited for the local taste such as Chicken Black Pepper.
For those in need of a caffeine boost, coffee was decent, though take note you have to order and pay at another counter. The Cold Brew White ($6.50) I had was smooth, only mildly strong, with a hint of sweetness.
30 Raffles Place #01-42 Chevron House Singapore 048622
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