A stall with humble beginnings, Saveur started out as a hawker stall in the east, serving affordable French fare to the masses. Since relocating to Purvis Street, they seem to have gained a even larger following, and have expanded their seating area to the neighboring unit as well, which must be a relief to us customers. However, the length of the queue is still a matter of luck, I’ve tried having no queue on a Monday night to a 45min wait on a Wednesday night.
Full house is a common sight and the place was bustling to say the least! Definitely not the place for a quiet conversation yup.
Foie Gras with silvers of granny smith apple and raisin port reduction, $9.90. The price is enticing but it didn’t prepare me for the tiny 2x3cm square of liver. While it was decently executed, quivery liver with the sweet fruity reduction, I’ll say skip this and order another main, everyone would be happier.
Angel Hair Pasta with minced pork sauce and sakura ebi, $4.90. Maybe my expectations were heightened after failing to taste their legendary pasta over a few visits but I found this appetizer to be underwhelming as well. The sakura ebi provided a nice slighty salty contrast to the pasta but that’s about it.
Duck Confit, $10.90, the main reason why I return to Saveur. You will be hard pressed to find a place elsewhere that cooks up a duck confit at a pretty decent standard while at this very reasonable price. Till date I’ve had this several times and while the crispness of the skin varies, the overall taste has been consistent. I love pairing a bite of salty confit with their velvety buttery mash and the sauteed mushrooms are a joy to eat.
Fish (sea bass), $14.90. I like this dish, although I never get it personally because I always always get the duck confit! The sea bass was firm to the bite and topped with extremely crispy skin. The accompanying vegetables were also nicely cooked; crunchy french beans and savoury crabmeat potato cubes.
Pistachio Panna Cotta, $7.90. Other than the pistachios topping the wobbly panna cotta, I found the pistachio taste to be lacking in the pudding itself.
Saveur, is without a doubt popular and successful, they have recently opened their second centrally located outlet at Far East Plaza where I am sure many students and office workers are rejoicing. I will still return to Saveur, but very likely only to satisfy my occasional duck confit craving.
5 Purvis Street, Talib Court #01-04, Singapore 188584
6333 3121 (No Reservations)