I get excited when T gets excited about food. He’s quite specific in his preferences and has taken me to some real gems including Gopal’s, Kenzan, and Coffee Extraction.
B’Cos, with its healthy and delicious Brazilian platters at sensible prices, is another one that we can add to the list. For ~$15, you get to choose a meat, some beans, some rice, a lot of vegies and a range of toppings and garnishes. The variety is astonishing! If you mention that you’re a first timer, they might even be nice enough to let you go half and half on the meat.
I asked T about his favourite type of meat from B'Cos, and he answered, the pork, or the chicken, or the beef, pausing between each answer to smack his lips in appreciation. As for me, I was quite a big fan of their grilled chicken which was smoky and succulent, and amazingly tasty.
Despite its central location, the entry is slightly obscure as entry needs to be made from Equitable Place. Also, it’s still early days which means that its existence is only known to those who know, and without T’s guidance, I wouldn’t have thought to venture down this crowded and narrow alley for a good feed. It predominately caters to the 9-5 crowd from the surrounding office buildings and commercial retail spaces, so expect to jostle a bit for seats and / or dine on the communal benches.
B’Cos reminds me very much of the famous American chain Chipotle which is also highly regarded amongst discerning students, office workers, tourists and foodies alike. One day, perhaps B’Cos can also branch out and expand its franchise, especially to my end of the city. In the meanwhile, I have a pretty good reason / excuse to continue visiting T.