I was dying for creme brulee and did a search on the internet for it. The thing is I want to eat it in Singapore! And I want it cheap and good! 😛 Not an easy task but I managed to find one that’s reasonably priced. No cheap creme brulee…. 😦
One of the main highlights in French cuisine is the pan fried Foie Gras ($18) (see picture above). How skilful a chef is depends on the quality of the Foie Gras he prepares. At Le Troquet, the Foie Gras is wholly marinated with 3 brandied cherries and when consumed together, brings on an all intense flavour, wholesome and gratifying. The Foie Gras had a crispy outer lining while maintaining a warm and soft interior. The main course served was the confit de canard ($25) which was essentially duck confit . It may appear to be more salty to the locals’ taste buds but that was the way the French liked it. Beneath the crispy layer atop were all the hidden fats which literally melted in our mouths. However, the meat was tough and not as tender as it could have been.
Saving the best for the last, we had the home-made Crème Brulee ($6.50) (see picture above) which had a crispy outer transparent layer and a smooth custard-like texture which glided down our throat easily, making it a pleasure to savour.
For S$48 for a set dinner, you get 1 glass of red or white wine selection of the day, 1 starter (pay another S$8 to get the pan fried foie gras as your starter), 1 main course, and choose either the French farm cheese platter OR 1 dessert + coffee/tea.
Check out their sister cafe, Makarios Cafe Bar.