Far East Plaza #01-07b
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Hello from the depths of blog extinction haha! Wow, it’s been over a year since I’ve written a blog post, though I have been active on Instagram. Follow me @my_foodtrail if you want to stay more updated on my food (and other) happenings.
Life has changed completely for us and a lot has happened in the past year, the biggest being welcoming our son into the world! He’s got an Instagram account (@juniorfoodtrail) if you like all things baby. He’s now 10 months old and I can’t believe how quickly time is passing by. The first 6-7 months seemed like the longest and toughest in my life due to a whole number of issues Junior had but the last 3-4 months have flown by. He’s growing up so quickly now and his interest in everything around him is expanding exponentially!
We recently went on our first overseas holiday to Singapore with Junior so our relatives could meet him. He was 9 months old at the time and in hindsight, it wasn’t a good time to go. After a long road, he had finally gotten to a point where he was a good sleeper but that has gone out the window since we went away. Apparently babies can have a sleep regression around then so I’m not sure whether his sleep issues were holiday related or unavoidable anyway.
We did manage to have a rare couple of hours to ourselves, baby free, while we were in Singapore so we took the opportunity to have a quick meal at the nearby Saveur restaurant at Far East Plaza. It was open all day so our 3.30pm meal time was no problem. They even offer a 10% discount if you dine from 3-4pm on a weekday.
Saveur is a casual, but nicely fitted out restaurant serving up quality French cuisine at very affordable prices. Actually, very cheap prices for the quality, style and presentation of the food! See for yourself below.
We ordered the mushroom cappuccino to start and were rather disappointed at the lack of mushroom punch. It tasted more like a diluted can of Campbells mushroom soup than the rich mushroom broth we were expecting.
Mushroom cappuccino SGD$4.90++
We were relieved to find the rest of the meal only got better and the rest of the food was fantastic. The first dish was an entrée from the Specials menu. The tuna was perfectly seared and went well with the avocado salsa and other elements on the plate. I loved the presentation.
Tuna – marinated seared tuna served with avocado salsa, frisee, sesame yuzu vinaigrette & hazelnut tuille SGD $10.90++
It’s been a long time since I’ve had foie gras, so when I saw it on the menu, I knew I wanted to order it. It was a very small piece, but for only $7.90, I can’t complain. It’s one of those dishes you don’t want to eat too much of so you end up feeling ill rather than enjoying it. I savoured every fatty mouthful!
Foie gras – creamy lentils & pickled pearl onion SGD $7.90++
I really love raw salmon so whenever I see it on the menu, I tend to order it. Confit salmon, while technically not raw, still maintains the kind of texture I like but even more melty. Apple and fennel is normally paired with pork, but it really worked in this salmon combination too.
Salmon confit – chives, konbu & apple and fennel tossed in a lemon vinaigrette SGD $9.90++
The final dish was the pan fried sea bass. It’s not a fish we come across often in Australia, so Mr Food Trail wanted to try it. The fish was cooked well and I liked the delicate texture. The crispy potatoes were so amazing, they deserve a mention too!
Sea bass – pan seared sea bass, diced sauté potato with crab meat, French beans & caper vinaigrette SGD $14.90++
It felt rather decadent eating all this food at ‘afternoon tea’ time, though it would have been dinner time back in Melbourne! I’m glad we got to enjoy one nice meal in Singapore without Junior along so we didn’t have to scoff down our food! However, Saveur does look casual enough to be baby friendly. I would definitely recommend trying out this place if you are looking for something different from local food while in Singapore.
Over & Out, April xx