The Weekly Glutton (17/4 – 23/4)

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Saveur

Saveur positions themselves as a dining establishment that offers authentic French cuisine for an inexpensive price.
Their set lunch 3 course menu comes with an appetizer, a main and a dessert all for the price of $22.90++.
Does the not so hefty price tag come with a trade-off?
“Yes. Indeed it does”
The portions are miniscule or maybe I just eat a lot and some of the dishes did not impress me. However, their service is fast and the waiters and waitresses were really attentive (The Cathay branch).
Let’s talk about the dishes that particularly stood out

Saveur specialty pasta

Saveur’s Pasta

Note that I was super hungry by the time this arrived so I couldn’t really appreciate it to its fullest capacity.
Other than the dried shrimp generously sprinkled as a garnish to give it texture and flavor, this is a simple dish with great taste.

Saveur duck confit

Duck Confit

Duck confit is homologous to French cuisine and no French restaurant should ever mess it up.
Saveur doesn’t disappoint with this savory dish. You can taste the delicious duck fat that’s been used to cook the meat. The mash and slices of orange give a good balance to the stronger and fuller flavors of the duck and mushrooms.
I’d recommend this to anyone visiting for the first time.

Saveur pork belly

Pork Belly

On the other hand, there’s the Pork Belly. This is a disaster. I’m trying to find something decent to comment about this dish but nope I’m coming up empty.
The crackling wasn’t crispy or how we Singaporeans like to say “It was lao hong”.
The stew the pork was swimming in was a tad blend.
Probably the only decent thing about this was the egg but honestly, who can mess up cooking an egg?
Avoid ordering this at all cost. You have been warned. There’re beans in it too (beans create gas pockets in your stomach and probably not an office friendly thing to consume)
That aside, you won’t ever find French cuisine in Singapore that’s as affordable as Saveur. Give the Pork Belly a wide berth and you’ll have a good time.

Saveur Cathay
2 Handy Road #01-11/12
The Cathay
Singapore 229233
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Saveur Far East
14 Scotts Road #01-07B
Singapore 228213
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Saveur Purvis
5 Purvis Street #01-04
Singapore 188584
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*The Mbassadors paid for their own meal (ouch!) unless otherwise stated.

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