What can beat the classic elegance of French food? Simple dishes become that much classier when you discover they were originally made in France. Whether you're craving a rare steak with creamy sauce, perfectly cooked chicken or a special sweet treat, there's a French dish to suit your mood.
1. Durian Crème Brûlée, Arbite
Go for Singapore's take on a traditional dessert. Arbite's fusion pudding has paired the familiar crème brûlée and its burnt-sugar top with the unmistakable taste of durians. The cream's infused with an aromatic durian paste, resulting in a softer texture and oodles of flavour. Add some flaked almonds, and you've got an instant classic.
Where: Arbite, Serangoon
2. French Onion Soup, Garcons
Some people overlook hawker centers – but these snobs are missing out on some of Singapore's most creative cuisine. Garcons originally set up shop in a food court, and their humble French food has been winning fans ever since. Go for an authentic French Onion Soup to keep things light, and enjoy the mix of sweet soup and salty cheese crouton.
Where: Garcons, various locations
3. Croque Monsieur Sandwich, Laurent's Café
French food isn't just a dinnertime affair – they also pioneered café culture, and have some iconic lunch choices. Laurent's Café love sandwiches, and their Croque Monsieur is made with gruyere cheese and béchamel sauce for extra ooze. Vegetarians can swap out the cured ham for tomatoes, while you can pimp it up further by adding a sunny-side eggs on top.
Where: Laurent's Café, Orchard
4. Poulet Roti with Mushroom Chardonnay Sauce, Poulet
Poulet's specialty is in their name – they're all about bringing you perfectly roasted French chicken. There's a choice of five different sauces to try it with, but their signature mushroom chardonnay sauce wins our hearts every time. Order half a chicken to yourself, or a whole one if you're sharing on date night.
Where: Poulet, Orchard
5. Duck Confit, Saveur
What could be more French than duck? A l'orange, as foie gras pâté, or cooked as classic confit. Saveur's perfectly presented duck confit takes a centuries-old low and slow cooking technique and pairs the tender meat with mushrooms and potatoes. Add a garden salad on the side, and you've got a sumptuous slice of Bordeaux on a plate.
Where: Saveur, various locations
3. L'Entrocôte Steak, L'Entrocôte The Steak & Fries Bistro
L'Entrocôte keep their offerings simple – choose nothing but the finest cuts of steak, cook to order, and then drizzle with their legendary creamy, peppery sauce. The French fries on the side are golden are crispy, while the walnut and green salad works as a palate cleanser in between bites.
Where: L'Entrocôte The Steak & Fries Bistro, Tanjong Pagar
Get your gourmand on with fabulous French restaurants across Singapore. Just order them to your door with Deliveroo, and bon appetit.