If “The Godfather” were interpreted with a modern, oriental spin, Bosses would set the scene perfectly. The Chinese restaurant’s mandarin name alone means “secret/black society,” which is encapsulated by decadently black triad-themed interiors, illuminated by panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows.
The menu, too, deviates from tradition in the best way possible, with flavourful classics elevated with innovative techniques and western ingredients. Think xiao long bao in a pool of luscious lobster bisque; and a dim sum menu (and dim sum happy hour) that boasts a giant rice roll stuffed with succulent shrimp and pork, crispy fried beancurd skin, a medley of mushrooms and vegetables.
Creativity aside, dishes still taste as authentic as they get, and should come with the ultimate sweet finish—glorious Golden Lava Custard Buns.
Bosses is at VivoCity, #02-156/157. For reservations call 6376 9740
By Dana Koh