Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Saveur Group is the brainchild of two young & enterprising friends who decided to pursue their dreams of providing quality French fare at affordable prices.

The menu at Saveur reflects the original creation of Founders Chef Joshua Khoo and Chef Dylan Ong, and was first executed in a coffee shop stall in Joo Chiat.

Introduced by a friend, we had a dinner set one of the Saveur outlets at The Cathay. A simple, yet rustic interior, the restaurant projects a no frill and comfortable ambience that any one can enjoy French fare without feeling restricted.

SALMON CONFIT (above), chives, kombu, apple and fennel, lemon vinaigrette $10.90 - Amazingly fresh. Although I generally do not enjoy Salmon, I enjoyed this fish very much. (Food rating: 4/5)



FOIE GRAS, creamy lentils, pickled pearl onion $7.90. A must try! The goose liver was moist and had a tofu-like texture. The lentils were crunchy and rich in taste. (Food rating: 4/5)



DUCK RILLETTE, baguette, romaine lettuce $7.90. Similar to pâté, the duck meat was chopped, salted heavily and cooked slowly in fat until it was tender enough to be easily shredded, and then cooled with enough fat to form a paste. Spread the pâté into the bread. Loved the fragrant bread and the pâté was divine. (Food rating: 3.5/5)



DUCK CONFIT, mashed potato, sautéed mushrooms, orange segment $14.90. One of their specialty, the confit was tender and tasted like chicken. The skin was crispy . Beneath the duck, you will find smooth mashed potato. The mushrooms had very nice fragrance which was enticing. (Food rating: 4/5)



HALF OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN, buttery savoy cabbage, natural jus $15.90. May be too big for one person. Though the meat was tender, the chicken skin could be more crispy. The mashed potato with truffle oil was the best. (Food rating: 3.5/5)



BEEF TENDERLOIN 160g, pan seared australian tenderloin, homemade gnocchi, mushrooms, compound cheese, herb butter, natural jus $24.90. I loved the tenderloin as the meat was grilled at the right temperature and drizzled with salt and pepper, bringing out the taste. (Food rating: 4.5/5)



COOKIES & MILK, cookie dough ice cream, milk soil, cherry kirsch, peanut butter, honey cloud $9.90. This is a superb dessert and is definitely my personal favourite. (Food rating: 4.5/5)



CHOCOLATE & HAZELNUT, chocolate mousse, crushed hazelnut, broken raspberries, chocolate tuile, hazelnut praline $10.90. This is an equally delicious dessert. (Food rating: 4/5)



Address: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, #01-11/12, Singapore 229233
Price: $ ($29.90++ per head)
Rating: 4.5/5
Recommended dishes:  Duck Confit, Beef Tenderloin, Foie Gras with Creamy Lentils

Friday, June 10, 2016

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Opened at Waterway Point in a quiet recluse within the Punggol Neighbourhood, Rong Hua Bak Kut Teh is very popular among the residents. Despite its long history, the brand truly earns its reputation and good quality of food.





Braised Pork Trotters had a very nice fragrances. What I liked about this dish was the tender pork meat with rich aroma. You do not need any condiments to enhance the taste as it was already that good. (Food rating: 3.5/5)



The dough fritters or 油条 was savory and crispy when served. Soak the fritters into the rich broth and you will be amazed. (Food rating: 2.5/5)



Preserved salted vegetables



Rather than struggling your chopsticks to hold the pork ribs, you may wish to get a bowl of lean meat soup. The broth is the same and the meat was so tender. I love eating the lean meat as I could eat it with ease. (Food rating: 4/5)



Braised groundnuts had a nice aroma that made a great appetizer.



The vermicelli was rich with broth. I wished the noodles could be more chewy. The texture was a little soft, not to my liking. But it was still good. (Food rating: 3.5/5)



The braised beancurd skin was soft and disintegrated into your mouth. I wished it could be less soft. The dish was bland. 
 
Address: Rong Hua BKT @ Punggol Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, #B1-23, Singapore 828761 (Directly beside Punggol MRT, North East Line) 
Price: $
Rating: 3.5/5
Recommended dishes:  Lean Meat Soup, Braised Groundnuts, Pork Ribs, and Braised Pork Trotters

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