Saturday, June 18, 2011


So we finally made it to Pamplemousse. Happily, I was not let down despite all the hyped up expectations that I had. First impressions were already favourable, with the striking stylish interior decor - Marie Antoinette gone gothic. I loved the big reproduction Renoir painting, as well as the feature wall with the names of different spices and herbs scribbled all over it.

The three course set lunch (SGD32) is available everyday, including weekends, and the restaurant's signature dishes are featured in the set - that's the way to make customers happy!



Citrus marinated salmon Pamplemousse confit Saikyo miso aioli croutons

This was delectable! The salmon was moist and just the right side of salty, perfectly complemented by the saikyo miso aioli (what on earth is that? i recognise only two of the terms).


Pork Knuckle Roulade
Kataifi pastry Smoked Shiitake Spinach Grain Mustard Sauce

Duck Confit
Confit of duck leg Braised red cabbage Pommes sarladaise Lychee gastrique
Not the best that I've had, although passable - the skin certainly was not crispy enough and the meat was rather dry, but thumbs up for the excellent refreshing lychee-based sauce.


Uni Tagliolini

Crustacean cream sauce Pork Gratons Nori Chives

Extremely decadently rich and sinful, the cream sauce was redolent with the aroma of roasted prawns. I think this would have worked better as a starter, as it was wonderful in small doses, but got far too satiating midway though.


"Toast and Milo"

Brioche Dulce de leche Milo ice cream Caramelized bananas Nutella Soil

I think if I had not eaten at Iggy's and Blu prior to this, I would have been tickled by this breakfast-inspired dessert. As it was, this seemed like a tired trick by now. None of the individual elements in the dessert was outstanding enough to be memorable.


Creme Brulee

Osmanthus creme brulee Lychee sorbet

Although this was creamily rich and smooth and quivery, it was very sweet, far too sweet in fact for my tastebuds.

Altogether, a good lunch - not great because of the few misses here and there - but definitely a place that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

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