Wednesday, May 02, 2012


it's been a really long time since i last shared a food adventure in singapore but this one is such a fantabulous one but i can't help but jump at sharing about it! 

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there must be tons of people raving about it online, but if you have not heard about it, do check out saveur. Saveur (pronounced "sah-vere") has its origins in a hawker place somewhere in East Coast Road. now, however, they have found a new home at 5 Purvis Street, #01-04. it's a nice, clean and more classy set-up, and im thrilled to say that prices are still very reasonable!

here's a glimpse at the menu :) photos are all taken with the iPhone. pardon the quality...

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i was astonished when i saw the prices. french cuisine with mains for less that $10? never seen before! after some deliberation, we decided to order the Pan Fried Foie Gras (which is often sought for), together with Duck Confit and the the Crispy Pork Belly. 

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the mains are nice and a great value for money. portions are slightly smaller, but with the pricing, you can always order another bowl of pasta and enjoy a really sumptuous meal :) out of all three, i felt that the duck confit was the best. however, they are not extremely wonderful... especially when compared to other places more suited towards fine dining like the black sheep cafe, taratata or even la petite cuisine (perhaps more about this another time?)

nonetheless, i would like to RANT about the desserts, which are just simply OH SOOOO GOOOD. im longing to go back again, just for the desserts, which offer a experience of what desserts ought to offer. sweet, savoury, with different textures and layers. the more bites you take, the more you want. not the kind of dessert that makes you "jer-lad" (i.e. the more you eat, the worse it tastes). 

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PP and i tried the last two. the Textures of Citrus is a true "mouth-opener". on top of a citrusy orange smooth jelly lies some crushed, flavoured ice (think ice kanchang). right of top, the chef scattered light, flaky biscuit crumbs, which are slightly savoury, adding a nice twist to the entire set up. this dessert was very refreshing and i like this more than the latter. i think i can eat 10 servings of this hahaha..

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the Chocolate and Hazelnut really looks like a mess when first presented. IMG 0417

looks can be deceiving though. this dessert consists of a hazelnut mousse embellished with a crispy chocolate-coated waffle biscuit. very nice too! the mousse is not over-powering or too sweet. it's especially nice when eaten with the small cranberry bits scattered on it. the nutty crumbs offer texture and i really liked the sauce at the side. couldn't figure out what it was though...tasted somewhat like burnt caramel. the chocolate cookie is the nicest touch:) bite into it and feel your tongue CRACKLE :) 

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note however, that queues can get really long, and this place does not take bookings :( my suggestion? go either really early, or really late, on a weekday where people are less likely to dine out. take note of their opening hours here. PP and i went on a monday evening at about 9pm, and we hardly had to queue. alternatively, get someone to do the queuing ;) this is a must try! i do hope to bring my loved ones here one day. hoping the queues might shorten after the "newly-opened" craze dies down but by the looks of it and the prices, it is quite unlikely :) 

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