I visited Saveur Restaurant @ Far East Plaza with a friend before our bubble tea treat at Yuan Cha. Saveur has been around for quite a while. Their first outlet is at Purvis Street and it still exist today. I visited them a while ago with some colleagues and tried almost their entire menu back then. They have expanded since then which is a good news. Back then they were known for affordable French food. Today, though prices increased, it is still very much wallet friendly compared to the rest of the French restaurants.
At the Far East outlet, the ambience looks more romantic, as the lighting is dim. The entire feel is casual, it doesn’t has the out of reach vibe.
As usual, started our meal with appetiser. First was the Saveur’s Pasta ($4.90). The Angel Hair pasta though looked dry when served but it was all right once you give it a good toss as the liquid settled at the base. The key is to eat it with the dried shrimp which provides a layer of flavour to the otherwise boring pasta taste.
Next was the Duck Salad ($6.90). Various key ingredients were added to flavoured the salad. First is the duck that tasted like the Chinese Wax Duck gave the briny and meaty dimension. Followed by the orange and the vinaigrette that both emitted the sourish and fruity taste to whet the appetite.
At every French Restaurant, the Duck Confit seems like a must hence we went for Saveur version Duck Confit ($14.90). Personally I find the fork-tender duck meat a little to salt even for someone who has high salt tolerance with lightly crispy skin. It is interesting that they added oranges by the slice to wash down some fattiness, I suppose. The mash potato was smooth and tasty.
Seabass ($15.90) was fresh with minimum of salt to lift the flavour of the fish. Somme may lament that the skin isn’t crispy but I am fine with it as I don’t eat the skin. I didn’t like the potato, it is too soggy and mashy.
Ended with the only dessert, Pistachio Panna Cotta($7.90). Pistachio flavour was a little too light though it has a smoonth and creamy texture for the Panna Cotta. Luckily, lots of pistachio pieces were added to increase the pistachio intensity.
Food at Saveur Restaurant @ Far East Plaza maybe at wallet-friendly prices, however there is room for improvement even though we shouldn’t compare it with the standard of the high-end French Restaurant since it is at such a price range.
Saveur Restaurant @ Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road, #01-07B Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Tel: +65 6736 1121
Daily 1130 to 2200
- North-South line – Orchard station
- Royal Plaza On Scotts or at Far East Plaza along Scotts Road 5, 54, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 700, 700A
- Royal Thai Embassy along Orchard Road 7, 26, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 502
- Tang Plaza along Orchard Road 190, 518
- Lucky Plaza along Orchard Road 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502
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