Category Archives: French

Saveur, savour the flavour.

IMG_9392Saveur, translated from French means flavour. One of the few restaurants that appeared on the French casual dining scene. You will be amazed by the level of popularity here. 10 full minutes before the restaurant is due to be opened on a typical weekday, there is a queue snaking outside. Less than half an hour after the doors have opened, the restaurant is half-filled. Ironically, I was part of the “kiasu” queue as well. IMG_9366Garden Salad: Refreshing and crunchy greens with a zesty vinaigrette drizzled over, though in miserable amount. the salad helps to clear your palette for the main entrée. IMG_9374 Duck: Duck by confit, mashed potatoes, shitake mushrooms, orange segments and orange infused juus. The marriage between the savoury meat and creamy mash is divine. The duck meat is soft, tender and comes off the bone easily. To top it off, the shitake mushrooms are perfectly seasoned and sautéed to give a earthy taste. IMG_9385Fish: Pan seared sea bass, diced potato and caper vinaigrette. For those who favour a slightly milder taste, you can try the fish entrée which is fresh and cooked to perfection.

Chicken Roulade: Chicken thigh stuffed with foie gras infused chicken farce (stuffing) served with creamy basmati rice and parmesan sauce. Duck confit may still be my favourite dish here at Saveur, but this dish sure scored some high points. The chicken is tender and goes perfectly well with the rice and sauce. Together, the different ingredients creates an explosion of flavours in your palate. From the savoury chicken meat to the cheesiness and creaminess of the rice. Definitely a must try.

Pistachio Panna Cotta: Fans of this Italian dessert would be delighted to dig your spoon in. Smooth and silky pistachio flavoured cooked cream topped with ground and caramelised pistachio. Yum.

IMG_9402There’s no need to compare Saveur with its market rival, Poulet. Obviously, despite serving French casual cuisine, both restaurants offer distinctively different dishes. Prompt service and systematic, I’m definitely coming back to satisfy my craving of duck confit.

Saveur
5 Purvis Street,
Talib Court #01-04,
Singapore 188584

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Poulet

Poulet (pronounced as poo-lay) is a new French casual dining restaurant tucked away at Bugis +. Besides their speciality dish, the restaurant is also known for its braised duck, escargots and oxtail de Bourguignon. If you are looking for affordable (under $20) and reasonable French cuisine, look no further and try Poulet.

Poulet

Poulet Roti, which simply means grilled chicken, is the speciality dish that we have to try at this up and rising French bistro. Tearing the flesh away from the bone may not be as easy as compared to the braised duck, but it is definitely easier then usual. At first bite, I could easily taste the savoury marinade of the meat which is surprisingly tender to chew. Not forgetting the restaurant’s home-made mushroom chardonnay sauce. This was what made the dish so interesting and addictive. Maybe because I have a thing for mushroom, but this dish got me wanting for more. In my opinion, the chicken meat and the special sauce had a seamless partnership to satisfy my taste buds and tummy.

Poulet

Most would know that duck is not the speciality dish at Poulet. But this dish, Braise de Canard, struck me the most. The duck is so soft and tender, a few gentle swipes of your knife will de-bone the duck leg, making it easier for you to enjoy the meat with the sweet wine sauce. Accompanied with cranberry and glazed shallot, the sauce brings out the best in the duck meat. I may not know much about French cuisine, but this dish is winning me over.

PouletDo not be deceived by its sweet and innocent appearance. This Soy Bean Panna Cotta is just almond jelly with longan in disguise. I was pretty disappointed with the dessert. I’m sure I can make something like this, or even better.

Poulet
201 Victoria Street
Level 4 Bugis+

 

Not your average grilled chicken.

I’m hardly the fan of grilled chicken. Most often, they appear to be too dry or tough. But Poulet Roti, which simply means grilled chicken, is the speciality dish that we have to try at this up and rising French bistro. Tearing the flesh away from the bone may not be as easy as compared to the braised duck, but it is definitely easier then usual. I started to bear hope. With a average chunk on my fork, I ensured that it was well-drenched in the sauce (which I was clueless about until I checked the menu again). At first bite, I could easily taste the savoury marinade of the meat which is surprisingly tender to chew. Yet, something else sent my taste buds and brain to a frenzy. It was creamy, slightly buttery, savoury and fungi. I know something was missing so I gave up and checked the menu. The culprit was the restaurant’s home-made mushroom chardonnay sauce. This was what made the dish so interesting and addictive. Maybe because I have a thing for mushroom, but this dish got me wanting for more. In my opinion, the chicken meat and the special sauce had a seamless partnership to satisfy my taste buds and tummy.

Poulet (pronounced as poo-lay) is a new French casual dining restaurant tucked away at Bugis +. Besides their speciality dish, the restaurant is also known for its braised duck, escargots and oxtail de Bourguignon. If you are looking for affordable (under $20) and reasonable French cuisine, look no further and try Poulet.

Poulet Roti

Poulet
Bugis +