Food Review - Saveur (Purvis St)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Except for french fries, I don't know any more french food. So, when I heard that Saveur is a french cafe/restaurant, I wondered to myself: Eat what ar? French fries nia?

Of course, if you eat French food, then you must also eat the French way - you start off with the French Fries....

Er I mean the Entrees (Une Entrée).

Saveur's Pasta ($4.90)

Saveur's Pasta

No, I did not type wrongly. The pasta is only $4.90! This is their signature entree pasta which has chilli oil, finely-chopped kombu, minced pork sauce, chives and sakura ebi. It is not heavy on taste, which is good and actually quite interesting for an entree dish, as it definitely whets up your appetite for the mains. 

Mushroom Tart ($9.90)

This is their mushroom tart where the mushroom is mixed with CHEESEEEE SAUCE (OMG!), filo pastry and rocket salad toast walnut oil. I LOVED THIS. The crispy tart and the cheesy, juicy mushrooms are heavenly together. I am already drooling just by looking at this photo!

And if you eat the French way, the next course will be the..

Evilbean: "FRENCH FRIES!"

"No. It's the main course (Le Plat Principal)."


Chicken Roulade ($9.90)

Foie Gras

This is their chicken thigh stuffed with foie gras-infused chicken farce, creamy basmati rice and parmesan sauce. The creamy basmati rice plus the buttery foie gras texture.. pure creamy heaven. If you like carbonara or creamy stuff like the Evilbean, you will love this. 

Lamb Shoulder ($16.90)

Lamb Shoulder

This is lamb shoulder marinated in "curry de madras" and served with coco bean cassoulet. Woah, they made the lamb so tender and flavourful! The game smell of the lamb is quite heavy, so if you do not like the game smell (腥味), then it's better for you to order the dish below.

Duck Confit ($12.90)

Duck Confit

Okay this is a MUST TRY. This duck confit is served with mashed potato, sauteed shitake with parsley & garlic, orange segments & orange-infused natural jus. OH MY GOD I have never ever tasted duck meat that is so SOFT and TENDER. The orange goes wonderfully with the meat, giving you a soft, light, refreshing taste while the tender duck melts in your mouth. HOW? HOW DID YOU MAKE DUCK MEAT SO SOFT? No matter how many times I am going, I will be ordering this!

Beef Bourguignon ($16.90)

Beef Bourguignon

They braised this dish in red wine with root vegetables, honey mustard mesclun and potato au gratin. This is a traditional french dish that you will see in most French restaurants where they braise the beef in red wine. It is not bad, but a little overcooked for my taste. I like my beef medium and sometimes medium rare. This is more towards medium well. 

Beef Tenderloin ($24.90)

Beef Tenderloin

If you followed me on Instagram (@Evilbean), you would have known I gave full evilbeans for the colourful plating. IT IS SO PRETTY with orange (carrot puree), light brown (button mushrooms) and greens. This beef tenderloin is pan seared to medium and it was SO JUICY. The meat just explodes with juices with every bite. They also added potato (which was not stated in the menu) which goes really well together with the lightly salted beef and the sweet taste of carrot puree. Best part? It's only $24.90!! This is too cheap to be true! #auntiebean really loves this place. 

Of course, the beef is not those ultra premium kinds, given the price you pay. But it's still really, really good for $25.

After the hearty, delicious mains, the third course of French dining is:

"French fries? Please?" 

"It's the desserts."


Apple ($7.90)


Yeap, this dessert is called Apple. Not only is the name short and sweet, the way that it is served is also TOO CUTE. How can you not love their style? You can see that every single thing is meticulously placed nicely inside this cute bowl, and how much are they charging? Only $7.90 for this bowl of apple coulis with apple tartin, mascarpone mousse, speculoos crumble and apple crisps. I have a bias for the crumbly bits so this dessert to me is definitely worth every single cent. 

Tarte au Citron ($9.90)

Tarte au Citron

The Tarte au Citron is served with sable breton, lemon curd, vanilla mousseline, lemon gelee, marshmallow & citrus tuile. Again, it is served in a cool plate, as if someone smashed the tart on some rock or something. This was too sour for me though. However, if you like to abuse yourself with sourness, this is definitely a dessert for you.

Salted Caramel Lava Cake ($10.90 + $2)

Salted Caramel Lava Cake

Have you seen a waterfall before? Never? It's okay. Just go to Saveur, order this Salted Caramel Lava Cake, take a spoon and gently poke at the bottom, and then you WILL SEE A "CARAMEL-FALL". The never-ending, HOT flowing caramel juices just oozes out of the lava cake.. Such a spectacle *_* You can probably sit there whole day and watch the waterfall right in front of your eyes.

Since they served the lava cake piping hot, by pairing it with the cold ice-cream, you will instantly experience orgasm in your mouth. SO GOOD! The only gripe that I have is that that ice-cream melted too fast and IT'S SUCH A SMALL SCOOP FOR ADDITIONAL $2. #auntiebean disapproves. But other than this, the salted caramel lava cake is another MUST-ORDER when you are at Saveur.

Desserts @Saveur

I really really love the food, their meticulous and pretty plating, as well as the relatively affordable prices. Saveur is now officially one of Evilbean's favourite cafe/restaurants!

Cafe Rating (out of 5 Evilbeans):


Evilbean's last words/recommendation:
- AWESOME food, pretty plating and cheap prices, what more can you ask for? They should change their name to Saveur Cheaply. 
- MUST-ORDER: Mushroom Tart, Duck Confit, Beef Tenderloin, Salted Caramel Lava Cake

Saveur (Purvis St)

05 Purvis Street #01-04, Singapore 188584
Phone: +65 6333 3121
Opening Hours: 
Mon - Sun: 12pm to 2:15pm, 6pm to 9:15pm

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