Ninja Bowl is a relatively new kid on the block at Duxton Hill. It has taken over the space of the now defunct Department of Caffeine (D.O.C.) cafe at 15 Duxton Road, while most of the key design elements remains, Ninja Bowl has made a few tweaks to its space and including its choice of furniture.
The variety of Ninja Bowl menu features a selection of Asian-fusion donburi, light bites, sandwiches and desserts. Ninja currently open daily on Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 7:30pm and on weekend Saturdays and Sundays, it is open from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
For a refreshing start to the day, try the Yogurt & Granola ($9) – a vibrant bowl of mixed fruits and granola served with honey, milk and yogurt; or the Fancy French ($16) featuring Fig Jam French toast drizzled with ume-boshi infused honey, fresh grapes, plums and homemade hazelnut butter.
If you prefer something warm and comforting to begin your meal, nothing spells better than the Noka ($14) – 24 hours braised beef cheek accompanied with baby corn, Korean beansprouts, mixed nuts, onsen egg and semi-dried tomatoes.
Also from the main donburi section is a variety of seafood bowls such as Tsukiji ($16) – tuna tataki, asparagus & edamame, onsen egg, pickled cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and furikake; Yasai ($16) – salmon poke, mixed sultana, onsen egg and tomatoes; and Kaisen ($16) – Pan seared Hokkaido scallops, mussels, lemon butter sauce, mixed mushrooms and carrots.
Add-on quinoa for $3; or choice of Ninja rice, orzo or garden greens for $2.
Moving on to all-day brunch, the Ninja dishes are made more breakfast-like with the addition of toast and scrambled eggs. Interesting creations include the Una Tama ($19) which is grilled unagi served with scrambled eggs and toast; or Gyu & Tama ($17) – slow cooked beef cheek with mushroom scrambled eggs and sun-dried tomatoes on toast.
The Ninja gives its take on the superfood, where you can indulge without guilt at the Tokyo Superfood ($19) – Garlic fried quinoa, tuna tataki, cauliflower pops, shimeiji mushrooms, corn kernel and fried egg.
Need something more enjoyable, try the Tonkotsu Spirit ($16) for some mouth-watering Japanese aburi charsiew served with melted cheddar toast, smashed avocado and poached eggs.
Desserts are sweet treats made from the pastry kitchen. The first bite is always a welcome surprise, especially when the pillowy chocolate cake (Whoppie Pie Cake – $7) is filled with cloud-like marshmallow that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth craving.
Caffe Latte (6oz – $4.50 / 8 oz – $5) – coffee beans are sourced from Smitten, while gourmet tea is curated by the enchanting Tea Forte.
Prices stated above are nett as the Ninja does not include GST and service charge to the bill. Coffee was decent and the donburi was spot on; this definitely warrants a return visit to try the other dishes.
Address: 15 Duxton Road Singapore 089481
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 9:30am to 7:30pm, Sat and Sun 9:00am to 6:00pm