Tuesday, May 1, 2012


My family were eating at the chicken rice stall opposite when they came across a long queue at Saveur. Being the typical Singaporeans we are, "have queue confirm good". So resolved we were, that we decided to go to Saveur on Labour Day. 

Before the shop had even opened at 12 pm, there was already a long queue. Despite arriving at 12 pm, we waited until 1 pm for a place in the restaurant. But it's no wonder people will come down from all parts of Singapore just to savour Saveur- it's incredibly cheap considering the food they serve.

It's been one year since they set up their first stall at Joo Chiat. They then moved to the current location in March. The point of the restaurant is to bring French food to the masses, instead of having to pay an arm and a leg just to afford a French meal.

The food doesn't get served in order. So you could order soup and bread, and get it midway while you're enjoying your main dish. This is the pumpkin soup (soup of the day) ($4.90). 

Pan Fried Foie Gras with Lentil and Pickled Onion (35g) ($7.90) was one of the starters. Seriously, $7.90? There you have it. But it's also incredibly small so if you're intending to have it as a main, maybe order the 70g option. I don't eat foie gras so I don't know how it's supposed to taste like. But upon the strong recommendation of those who tried it, I had a bite and the flavours were pretty rich and the liver seemed to melt in your mouth.

One of us ordered the Angel Hair Pasta with Tiger Prawn and Lumpfish caviar ($6.90). According to her, it was not bad. Not sure what that means though.

I ordered the Confit of Duck with Orange Segment and Sauted Shitake ($8.90). This is the third time I'm eating duck confit and while not the best, it's definitely the most value for money. And it's not even like it was done badly- it was good, just that I felt that the one at the Tastings Room was better. But no, that doesn't give me an excuse to complain about this dish because I could possibly buy three plates of this and still have change.

Taste wise, the duck was a little tougher than I would imagine it would be. But the orange and the duck complemented each other and the orange gave the duck some of the lacking moisture. The mashed potato was typical mashed potato but done well nonetheless.

The decor of the place is simple but homely. The service is also pretty good and efficient despite the long wait outside. Special mention to one of them who was nice enough to accommodate our requests to cancel the order for the bread because we thought that the bread was a single portion instead of two in one portion.

There's probably nowhere in Singapore you would find good food at such good prices. We spent $80 for 5 people.

Note: Cash and nets only.

5 Purvis Street, #01-04
Tel No: +65 6333 3121


Always wanted to try, but waiting for the hype to die down.

haha wonder if the hype will ever die down since it's really cheap for the location!

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