Temperature & Temptation, or T&T for short, is a restaurant and bar in The Weave. It’s a neighborhood spot that does western food with global nuances and is good value for money.

About T&T

T&T is located in The Weave, a new F&B complex on Wuxing Lu, the same development that’s also home to Bhacus, Alimentari Circo, and Drunk Baker, among others. The restaurant is spacious and comfortable, and boasts a handsome terrace that’s especially lovely for al fresco when the weather’s right. The terrace is also dog-friendly.

In the kitchen is chef Niven Ni, who’s no stranger to western cuisine. Niven has been around the block, and has been working in restaurants since 2008. His earliest posting was at Mesa Manifesto, a reputable restaurant that shuttered in 2011. He’s also worked at T8, Refinery, Shanghai Brewery, and Husk. T&T is his first independent restaurant and bar.

The Food

The menu at T&T is best summarized as Western with global fusion, the latter of which involves sneaking in Chinese flavors and the odd Southeast Asian dish. The eclectic menu might sound puzzling, that is, until you get to know Niven’s professional background: The menu is a culmination of his greatest hits with a nod to his Chinese roots.

The nasi campur was the best seller at Mesa Manifesto; the carpaccio is reminiscent of Husk’s perennial favorite, and the garlicky spinach & artichoke dip a crowd-pleaser.

Then, there’s the Mozambique Chicken, so named for the inspired spice rub Niven uses to season the bird; the chicken reminds me more of the celebratory dish of Eight Treasure Duck, as it is stuffed with glutinous rice, sausage, and bacon. The beef rib loin—which is freaking delicious by the way—has a Cantonese-style black pepper sauce as the base.

There’s also brunch, pizza, steaks, and skewers.

LT Carpaccio (¥108) – It’s not exactly a carpaccio, since it’s cooked in low temp to pass the FDA’s ever-growing list of requirements. Still enjoyable with tasty dollops of black truffle aioli, balsamic dressing, pesto, and parmesan. A smart go-around that doesn’t compromise the dish.
Spinach & Artichoke Gratin (¥78) – Oh-so comforting. Creamy spinach and artichoke with a ton of parmesan and mozzarella, served with garlicky toasted bread.
Charcoal BBQ Temptation (¥358) – The house signature platter of skewers. Five skewers including harissa beef tenderloin, miso cod, wagyu beef sausage, lemongrass and chili marinated chicken, and pork satay.
It also comes with grilled prawns, a bowl of wings, ginger & soy mushrooms, and grilled corn. It’s a good value dish that’s good for sharing.
Australian Beef Rib Loin (¥258) – This dish is fantastic! Slow-cooked to fork tender and finished with a black pepper barbecue sauce fortified with demi glace. It’s a rich cut that’s perfectly cooked, and the sauce is an umami bomb.
Highly recommended.
Mozambique-Style Roasted Baby Chicken (¥158) – A tasty alternative to the basic roast chicken.
The stuffing of glutinous rice and chorizo is delicious, and it keeps the bird juicy throughout the cook. Also available during brunch.
Roasted Duck Pizza (¥98) – T&T has six pizzas, some with more traditional toppings, while others like this duck pizza is more fusion. It’s inspired by Peking Duck, topped with roasted duck, shredded spring onions and leek, and plum soy dressing. Sweet and savory in one bite with a ton of cheese.

That was dinner. The following are some of the brunch dishes:

T&T Benedict Platter (¥138) – Pork herb sausages, bacon, asparagus, mushrooms, kale & avocado salad, and your choice of smoked salmon, gammon ham, or carpaccio with poached eggs on housemade English muffins.
Honolulu Burger (¥98) – Beef patty with pineapple, cheddar, bourbon BBQ sauce, served with fries. Haters gonna hate when it comes to pineapple in food, but people who like it will enjoy this burger. Otherwise, T&T has a cheeseburger topped with fried egg, also ¥98.
Chicken & Waffles (¥98) – Fried chicken tenders with ginger and togarashi aioli, crispy and light sweet waffles, served with maple syrup.
Signature Nasi Campur (¥128) – Also available for lunch. A solid rendition of the Indonesian staple. Wok-fragrant fried rice with prawns and chicken, a sweet beef rendang, duck spring rolls, curried tofu and quail eggs, pork satay, sambal, and achar.
French Toast (¥68) – Lightly caramelized egg-milk soaked brioche with blueberry coulis and vanilla gelato.
Berries Clafoutis (¥78) – A fresh-baked clafoutis, custardy and studded with blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries, served with vanilla gelato. Also available for dinner.

Daily Specials & Promotions

As for drinks, T&T does a handful of classic cocktails in addition to wine and beer. There’s also a daily happy hour, drinks starting from ¥25!

The happy hour actually extends to (nearly) all day on weekends, great bang for your buck during brunch. Happy hour is 2pm-8pm on weekdays, 10am-8pm on weekends; wines ¥35/glass, cocktails ¥38, beer from ¥25.

T&T also has a few custom craft brews on draft, including Temptation Pilsner, Fire Phoenix IPA, Pineapple & Passion Fruit Cider, and Litchi & Elderberry Cider.

Wines by the glass are ¥38/¥48 during happy hour, too.

T&T also has a few running deals throughout the week, including these daily specials:

  • Monday, 5-10pm: ¥398 for Australian M3+ Angus Tomahawk 650g (originally ¥798)
  • Tuesday, 5-10pm: ¥199 for Mediterranean-Style Roasted Halibut 650g (originally ¥298)
  • Wednesday, 5-10pm: Buy-2-get-1 free skewers (equal or lesser value)
  • Daily happy hour also includes 20% off bottles of selected wine; bottles from ¥250
Mediterranean-Style Roasted Halibut

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Temperature & Temptation (T&T)
Address: R108, Bldg 3, 277 Wuxing Lu, near Gao’an Lu 吴兴路277号吴界3号楼1层R107b-R108号, 近高安路
Tel: 33566606
Hours: Daily, 10am-11pm; Brunch, Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm