Saybons has been around for 10 years. I was shocked to hear this very statement. I remember them as a kiosk at basement 2 of Plaza Singapore (PS), opposite then Carl’s Junior Burger (now taken over by Simply Wrapp) and Aunty Annie, when they first started. Ever since I walked pass them frequently, especially whenever I took MRT to PS, however, never once I stepped foot into them to give them a try. I was still thinking to myself how good could crepe be. After trying them for the first time, I fall in love with Saybons. It’s love at first bite.
After 10 years, Saybons started by Chef Daphne Lok who is a Cordon Bleu-trained Chef and a Nutritionist, has evolved to Restaurant. Their first outlet at Plaza Singapore still exists today with 2 more; one at the new mint mall, OUE Downtown and the other at Junction 8. In addition, 3 kiosks at KK Women and Children Hospital, Mount Alvernia and Anglo Chinese (not opened to public).
Menu primary consists of Crepe (both Savoury and Sweets) and Soup among other selections such as Salad, Risottos and All Day Breakfast
Marking Saybons 10th Anniversary with a handful of specials. First, Escargot Gratin with 3 Cheeses ($11 for half dozen). A rich and intense dish dominated by Blue and complemented with subtle Gruyère and Gouda. Served with crusty French bread for a wholesome dish.
Next is a very representative item. For those who grew with Saybons, reminisce with 10 Years in Shots ($10). If you don’t even know Saybons existed, this is the best way for one to savour their 10-years highlight.
Throughout the 10 years at Saybons, Soups have always been a staple. These 10 soups in shots showcase the items severed over the years. 5 of them were no longer in the menu while the remainings are.
After experimenting several rounds, finally Saybons presented the version 10, French Onion Soup v10 ($8) as part of their 10 years celebration. The hearty soup with flavourful caramelised onions augmented with beef stock is absolutely tasty. I enjoyed even though I usually avoid onions.
I love the Crepe in the Beetroot Crepe with Sous Vide Chicken ($6.90). The Beetroot Crepe is lightly sweetish and it was amazingly smooth, chewy and moist. All perfect elements contributed to the tasty Crepe.
Norwegian Salmon Aurora Galette ($14.90) is a denser Crepe as buckwheat flour is added on top of wheat flour. Moreover, Galette is usually eaten as savoury. Though it was dense, however, I lacked of the chewy texture found in the Crepe.
Other Galette option are Cajun Croquet Madame Galette ($14.90), Parisienne Parma Ham Galette ($14.90) and Grass-fed Sirloin Steak Galette ($17.90).
Among the 5 available Risottos on Saybons Menu, we tried the Curried Pumpkin Risotto ($12.90). Arborio rice cooked beyond al dente, has a softer texture and personally I find it closer to porridge. Interestingly, this sort of texture were requests made by majority of Saybons patrons. A light curry hint mingled around the sweetish Pumpkin-flavoured rice.
Other Risotto choices include Mixed Mushroom with Chicken ($14.90), Beetroot Grilled Grass Fed Sirloin Steak Risotto ($17.90), Tomato Salmon Fillet Risotto ($14.90) and Prawn Bisque Smoked Salmon Risotto ($15.90).
The Rum & Raisin Flambéed Crepe ($9), the only dessert created as the 10th Anniversary Special, is filled with raisins soaked in Myer’s Rum for 18 days, slices of flambéed banana, toasted almonds and crowned it off with a scoop of creamy Vanilla Ice Cream.
Besides, the array of items made in the cafe, Saybons provide Ready Meal Packs such as Chunky Stews, Soups, Pastas and even Risottos for the convenient of a busy lifestyle consumers.
Food served at Saybons exceeded expectation, we are craving for more and will surely returned for other delicious items.
@ OUE Downtown
6 Shenton Way #01-24 Singapore 068809
Tel: +65 6222 0980
Mondays – Fridays 0830 to 1500 | Closed on weekends & Public Holidays
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