Gyutan-Tan opens at Ngee Ann City with exclusive afternoon tea
In late 2022, Gyutan-Tan opened their first outlet in Singapore on Tras Street. Following the successful launch, they have now opened a second outlet at Ngee Ann City with new, outlet-exclusive additions to the menu.
Headlining the slew of new items is their Afternoon Tea Set ($42++), which is available each day between 3pm and 5:30pm. There are only 10 sets of this tea set daily!
The afternoon tea set is dominated by Japanese sweets, with a duo of mini gyutan slider and egg and ham sandwich being the only savoury items.
Then, there are seven sugary treats, some of which will be switched out for other sweets on a weekly basis. Start with the raindrop cake, a most IG-worthy dessert that had its viral run some time ago. This mini rendition, on our visit, held half a grape in each transparent sphere.
There’s also warabi mochi, house-baked chocolate cake, and dango with strawberries on a mellowly sweet azuki base.
Our set came with mikan daifuku, which is imported from Japan, and slices of house-made butter cake.
Noteworthy is the tiramisu, which features coffee jelly and a coffee-soaked cake base, all made in-house.
My favourite item on the dessert sampler was the home-made egg pudding, which you can also order off the a la carte menu at $8++: it was silky smooth, and paired with a caramel syrup that was just the right touch of toasty-sweet.
Dessert fans, you’ll want to order this: Matcha Fondue ($20++) that comes heated over a tealight candle.
Blended with white chocolate, the matcha fondue was neither too bitter nor sweet, and was a nice complement to the selection of dango, warabi mochi, fresh strawberries and grapes, and butter cake to dip in it.
If you’re not here for the sweet stuff, fret not. There are new savoury items on the a la carte afternoon tea menu here. We were unable to try the Roasted Gyutan and Caramel Onion Sando ($16++), where the beef tongue is said to undergo a three-day brining process, but we did try Teriyaki Chicken Sando ($10++).
$10++ is rather wallet-friendly for what you get: an ultra thick cut of chicken thigh in savoury teriyaki sauce with mayonnaise and sliced red onions between toasted shokupan. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this, especially the red onions, which were sweet and not raw-tasting at all.
Snacks-wise, go for Sweet Potato Daigaku Imo ($8++), which come with a light, crunchy exterior.
Alternatively, Japanese Potato Salad with Stewed Gyutan ($12++) sees a potato salad topped with shredded stewed gyutan that added a moreish, meaty depth to the creamy mix.
Another Ngee Ann City exclusive is Gyutan Hamburg Curry ($26++), which stars a thick patty of gyutan, beef and pork on mugimeshi, AKA rice studded with barley.
Come at lunch and this is served as a set, paired with salad and oxtail soup.
If you’re just looking for a quick coffee fix, Gyutan-Tan at Ngee Ann City debuts a take-and-go counter, where you can pick up drinks including Yuzu Cold Brew ($7.50++), where a citrusy yuzu cream is layered atop cold coffee. Other drinks here include Kyoho Kombucha ($8++) and Pink Lemonade ($7++). We hear that you can get a sando to go and weekly updated bentos too, made a la minute!
Address: 391A Orchard Road, #B2-32, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238873
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8321 3359
Gyutan-Tan is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos taken by Daryl Lim.
This was a media tasting at Gyutan-Tan.
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