March 4, 2015

FOODIE DIARY: Affordable French food at Saveur

Deconstructed Tarte Au Citron

French restaurant Saveur became Pooja and I's default destination for our recent birthdays. We went to the one at Far East Plaza for her birthday, and to their Purvis Street branch for mine. Pretty obvious how we're fans of this affordable restaurant, haha! The food is delightful to the eyes, mouth, and even to your wallet. I'd say it's the ideal entry-level french restaurant if you just want to get a taste without really going full-on classical. In the words of their website: "Saveur aims to serve her own interpretation of French food, bringing French cuisine to everyone using local products at down-to-earth prices. Thus, bringing a whole new gastronomic experience to all". See all the Insta-worthy goodies we ate during both our visits. No filter needed for these tummy fillers!

And PS - we're not pigs, okay!? Hahaha!
PPS - the desserts are reallyyyyy heavenly! Will be coming back to satisfy my sweet tooth soon! ;)

Nicoise Salad
Mushroom Tart
Chicken Roulade
Pork Cocotte: pork belly, chorizo, bacon, sauerkraut and potatoes
the super yummy Chocolate & Hazelnut: chocolate mousse with crushed hazelnuts, raspberries,chocolate tuille
Saveur's Pasta
Duck Salad with lemon vinaigrette
Beef Tenderloin
Salted Caramel Lava Cake

It was obviously a happy birthday ;)

Saveur @ Far East Plaza is located at 14 Scotts Road#01-7B (S) 228213
Saveur @ Purvis Street is located at 5 Purvis Street#01-04 (S) 188584


March 2, 2015


I'm always complaining about how brunch bills blindside me. After a sometimes really yummy, oftentimes just okay meal, I always end up wondering how come it amounted to such. Given this trend of regret, I figured might as well enter brunch knowing exactly how much damage it will cost me. That's where the DB Bistro Moderne Brunch Set comes in. Surprisingly, DB Bistro's brunch prices are not that far from Singapore's indie cafes. For SGD60++, you get a three course meal that comes with a drink from a Michelin-starred chef's restaurant. Not badddd. I've unwilling paid more for less before. The meal was more than satisfying with flavors as big as the portions. Will definitely go back although might just go on ala-carte as the servings are really big. See for yourself -

my handsome date for brunch and Mamma Mia!
it doesn't look like it from the outside, but the bistro is really huge! They even have their own restrooms!
raspberry lemonade and raspberry iced tea
Wild Mushroom Soup
Line-Caught Tuna A La Nicoise
The Original db Burger
a closer look at the yummy Sirloin Burger filled with Braised Short Ribs & Foie Gras, served on a Parmesan Bun
Daniel Boulud's Signature Croque Madame 
Molten Chocolate Cake
Crepes with Hot Chocolate Sauce, Dulce de Leche and Chantily Cream
my happy face, haha!

db Bistro Moderne is located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-48, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956