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Audace Bar and Restaurant

James Chan

Audace Bar and Restaurant

Audace (pronounced Aw-daz) is a quaint little casual French restaurant in the heart of Little India. The Mbassadors had the privilege of whetting our palates at their restaurant most recently and we have but only good things to say about our experience.

Chef Jeremy Gillon helms the kitchen and he produces gastronomical creations that leaves diners in awe and wonder (us included). In a brief conversation I had with him, he mentioned that he changes the menu every couple of months to keep things fresh for his diners.

As you enter the restaurant from the get-go, you’ll notice an assortment of herbs (with names I literally cannot pronounce) lined up just above the kitchen service counter. Chef Jeremy actually visits France every now and then to forage for his own herbs! There are herbs that are reminiscent of prawn crackers and seaweed, there are some that taste like oats and there was even one that smelt like chamomile!

The Food

La Reine Des Pres

With Celtuce as the main ingredient in this dish, I did not know what to expect. (I’ve never had Celtuce in my life) Texture wise, it resembles that of an extremely tender asparagus and has a mildly sour after taste. I could eat it on its own for days even and not grow sick of it.

However, Chef Jeremy takes it to the next level with pickled onions, salted seaweed, a sweet syrup extracted from one of his herbs and a parsley garnish. This mash up of flavors produces a well-balanced and meticulously thought of dish that raises the expectations for the other dishes that follow after.

La Matricaire

The initial thoughts I had about this dish were with regards to how fresh the Mackerel was. There’s no denying its freshness. Any fresher and you’ll have to catch it yourself.

Then we delve a little deeper and look past the first layer of taste to find the spinach with its creamy notes and semi-mushy texture. The Matricaire oil at the base has a pleasant chamomile scent. Don’t worry about the green color, it’s just the chlorophyll from the spinach. I feel it adds another dimension of creaminess to the dish. Imagine all these flavors augmented by a dash of horseradish to give this dish an added “oomph” or complexity. Brilliant.

 

Cote De Veall

I think a moment of silence is necessary for the calf that contributed to this AMAZING main course.

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Okay, moment’s over.

You can tell that Chef Jeremy places a lot of emphasis on respecting the dish and its ingredients. The meat was tender and cooked to perfection with each bite just bursting with flavor. Whilst I would once again say I could enjoy the veal just cooked as is, Chef Jeremy utilizes all his experience and expertise to provide a deeper and more meaningful way to appreciate the veal.

This dish is all about texture. There’s the Rutabaga which gives this dish an added crunch due to its raddish-like nature. Then there’s the caperberries that are strategically thrown in so that you get an occasional seedy and fruity bite.

You can be sure that you won’t leave Audace feeling like the portions were lacking because this main course is HUGE! For the price you’re paying, it’s just so much value!

James Highly Recommends Audace Bar and Restaurant

Yeap, you heard it right, I don’t often say this but this is a must-try. If you’re reading this, you’ve come so far, all you need to do is make a reservation and you won’t be let down! Bring a date, bring your parents, plan a proposal there or even throw a birthday party there. You’re in for a treat.

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Audace Bar and Restaurant
2 Dickson Rd
Singapore 209494
Tel: +65 6298 1188
Opening Hours:
Daily Breakfast: 7.30am – 10.00am, Tuesday to Saturday
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.00pm
Afternoon Tea: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 12.00 midnight (last order 10.00pm)
Sunday Brunch: 11.30pm – 4.00pm

 

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The Weekly Glutton (22/5 – 28/5)

James Chan

The Weekly Glutton features dining delights that have impressed us one way or another and are places we highly recommend you patronize.

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Rabbit Carrot Gun 

Singapore brunch rabbit carrot gun

Rabbit Carrot Gun no exception to brunch options in Singapore

The Singapore brunch scene is literally exploding with a wide array of options to dine at. Rabbit Carrot Gun, is no exception to this.

I’ve eaten at enough Brunch places to conclude that brunch is a meal that lacks originality. Simply put, what you’ll find on the menu of Brunch place A is never going to differ too far from Brunch place B.

At the end of the day, how you judge the worth of your time and visit will come down to the nitty gritties – Service, Ambience and of course the taste of the food.

The Food

Singapore brunch rabbit carrot gun menu

standard brunch fare at Rabbit Carrot Gun

Rabbit Carrot Gun serves standard Singapore brunch fare in a picturesque cafe (unfortunately they were packed and I had to sit outside in the sweltering heat). Expect to spend an average of $25 a person.

Gamekeeper’s Shooting Breakfast, $22

Singapore brunch rabbit carrot gun gamekeeper's shooting breakfast

sausage, bacon, baked beans, mushrooms, grilled tomato, 2 eggs of your choice, toast or fried bread

See how in the description the “Sausage” is singular? BECAUSE IT IS! You only get 1 Sausage so ration it well! They’re super generous with the Bacon though.

For my eggs, I went with Poached and they felt just a tad over but forgivable. Nothing really stood out here.

Koo Koo Ka Choo, $19

Sinagpore brunch koo koo ka choo for mushroom lovers

mushroom fricassee, potato hash, poached eggs, shaved gruyere, truffle vinagrette

If you like mushrooms, this will be your pick, think no further. Indulge yourself in the strong earthy flavors of mushrooms ever so slightly masked by a veil of rich egg yolk. The potato hash does the job of soaking any residue juices so you’ll have an extremely clean and empty plate at the end of the meal.

My only gripe, if you need more balance in this dish, the Gruyere and Vinagrette were not so obvious in this dance of flavors.

Sunday Roast, $16/$26

Singapore brunch sunday roast

tender and tasty beef for Sunday roast

This week’s Sunday Roast was Roast Beef. I ordered the kid’s portion ($16) just for sampling purposes. BEST IDEA EVER!!!!!!! It’s not even on the menu by the way.

The beef was tender and tasty, the carrots were pleasantly sweet, served with this croissant-ish pastry which was really fluffy and great with the beef.

Just to emphasize on the roast and all its goodness, the table next to mine (obviously regulars) ordered 2 whole adult sized portions of the roast. They didn’t bother even looking at the menu.

There were so many people in Rabbit Carrot Gun that it wasn’t even funny especially with the sweltering heat. Inversely, that also means that they’re doing something right. (Psst: It’s the Roast!)

Singapore brunch at rabbit carrot gun

a photo-worthy place to dine at

It’s also an extremely Instagrammable Singapore brunch location!

I would suggest making a reservation prior to your arrival

Make a reservation today!

Rabbit Carrot Gun
Address: 49 East Coast Road
Singapore 428768
Tel: 6348 8568
Opening Hours: 8.30am-10.30pm Tues-Sun, 11am- 10.30pm Mon

 

*The Mbassadors paid for their own meal (ouch!) unless otherwise stated.

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Poké Bowl – Fresh, Clean Eating

Pei Xia Ang

Poké Bowls haven’t exactly hit Singapore by storm but it’s slowly catching on with the locals in terms of popularity. Pronounced poh-kay, it is the Hawaiian verb for “to slice or cut” and originates from… you guessed it! Hawaii!

Usually served with slices of seasoned fish on top of leafy greens, poké is a common Hawaiian appetiser. I don’t know about you but I like it, ALOT.

Health Benefits to Eating Poké

1. Healthy Ingredients

Poké bowl fresh fish

Fresh Fish

Fish is one of the key ingredients to poké, and it is a great fix for your daily source of protein.

On top of that, fish has essential fatty acids like omega that helps to improve brain function. The fatty acids also helps to play a part in improving cardiovascular health, and maintaining a healthy cholesterol level.

Poké bowl raw vegetables

Raw Vegetables

Vegetables are high in fibre and are a great help for regular bowel movements. They have a low caloric count, in fact, 4 ounces of poké has less than 150 calories.

2. Customisable

Selection of Base

Poké may be a Hawaiian appetiser, but here in Asia, they are typically served as a main course.

Depending on how hungry you are, you can select a base which fills you best. For a heavier meal, go for rice, or if you are feeling less hungry, salad. The best way to have a meal when all your friends want different things, I should say.

Poké bowl colourful

Colours

One of the main appeals of poké is that it gives you the creative freedom to choose the ingredients that you want to personalise your own meal.

From the bright colours of red cherry tomatoes and canary yellow of pineapples, to the more earthy browns of almonds and walnuts, the combination of colours are simply endless.

Quick and Easy

Poké is a great choice for individuals who want a meal that doesn’t take too much time to prepare or to wash up. All that is required in the preparation process is to cut the ingredients. Since there wasn’t much kitchen utensils used, washing up is also minimal.

3. Places to Try Poké

Poké bowl at aloha poke

Aloha Poké

Believed to be one of the first few companies to start the poké trend in Singapore, Aloha Poké offers fresh, tasty poké. What started out as a simple idea by 2 couples who wished to bring a taste of Hawaii back to Singapore, Aloha Poké established its authenticity by catering to Hawaiian customers who love the taste.

Poké bowl aloha poke bowl

I had the delight of trying out Aloha Poké as my first bowl of poké, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I was pleasantly surprised at the generous portions, not just for the vegetables, but for the salmon cubes too. The ingredients used were very fresh— you can tell from the leafy greens of the vegetables to the pinkish hue of the salmon.

To complete my healthy meal, I ordered fresh coconut juice from a selection of juices. Complete. Satisfaction.

Poké bowl poke doke for fresh fish

Poké Doke

With fresh fish sourced daily, superb service, and wonderful ambience, Poké Doke knows what it takes to have end-to-end customer service. The food here maintains the standard of good quality, and waiters are friendly and approachable.

For the spice-lovers out there you guys have got to try the Spicy Almighty. Made with American-style spicy mayo, Japanese mayo and hot sauce, and topped with Togarashi spice, this is one mean bowl of poké!

Poké bowls at alter ego as a healthy choice

Alter Ego

The team behind Alter Ego totally gets it when there are days that you want to eat healthy but don’t know what to get. At Alter Ego, choose from 5 pre-set options, with prices ranging from $14 to $17 a bowl. Vegan options available too.

If you’re still unsure which of the 5 to get, we recommend The Wildcard. (pardon the expression) This dish features their best-selling marinade, and comes with avocado miso tuna on sushi rice. As an indulgent treat, the bowl is topped with ikura, tobiko, and seasonal picked veggies.

But hey, don’t just take our words for it, go try them out for yourselves!

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