Inspirations only come to me at night, so here I am, back to tempt you with more food pictures at this unearthly hour! (It’s almost 3am in Singapore FYI)
After much dilly-dallying, I finally got to meet my girls from Folks Like Us for lunch on Tuesday at this quaint little hidden treasure at Ann Siang Hill which Atheena was raving to us about. It also marked my first trip to Ann Siang Hill because I always had the impression that it’s very inaccessible (and that there were more bars than anything else, thus it’s also very popular spot for expats). But now with the newly built Telok Ayer MRT station, you can easily get there within 7 minutes.
Reservation is necessary due to very limited seating at Les Bouchons. Upon entering the French restaurant, you’d be surprised at how small it is. It was only able to fit 6 tables at most but there were more (probably 4) tables outdoors. I had to squeeze through a tiny gap between two tables to get to my seat. But despite its size, the place was actually pretty cozy. It’s not some kind of high-end restaurant where you’d feel pressured to put up a demure front because everyone would be dressed casual and chatting so heartily during meal.
But that does not mean that the food is going to be of low or mid-range standards.. well, maybe except for the complimentary bread basket.
The bread came tough and stubborn so we had to request for it to be heated to make it softer for consumption. The service staff gladly complied and even added more bread to our basket. Thumbs up for great service!
At Les Bouchons, you can expect to find standardised prices for their entrées and plats (main course). All entrées are priced at S$18++ while plats (including their Ribeye and Sirloin Steak) are at S$38.80++ each. Fairly reasonable, I’d say! A meal there would definitely not burn a huge hole in your pocket.
For starters, I got myself Burgundy Escargots with Garlic Butter.
The sauce was a tad oily but it was actually quite delicious! The amount of herb in the garlic butter was just right, and the sauce also made good complement to the free bread. The 9 pieces of escargot were served plucked out from their shells. They were fleshy, properly salted and well doused with the butter. Classic!
For the mains, I had Grilled Rib Eye Steak with “Vigneron” Butter.
All mains come with a huge serving of salad (as can be see above) and free flow of home made french fries. The salad was made very crunchy by the generous amount of walnuts in it. The fries were simply AMAZING. I ate every single piece of it and I wished I had room for more. Basically, everything on the plate was in large portions, even the steak itself. It was so unusually big that my friend couldn’t finish hers! So ladies, if you’re going to dine at this restaurant, be sure to bring a hungry male friend along to finish the leftovers. Hahaha!
Anyway, the steak wasn’t hot enough for the butter to melt instantly. Hence I had to manually spread the butter all over the steak. Temperature aside, the steak was actually grilled to perfection and it had the right amount of saltiness. Mine wasn’t too fatty and I could practically eat the entire steak without any difficulty.
Needless to say, this is also extremely value-for-money!
After the main course, we shared a dessert because the steak was an overkill. We ordered Peche Melba, a vanilla ice cream with poached peach, raspberry coulis and whipped cream.
The vanilla ice cream was very creamy but not too sweet. The poached peach was ripe and refreshing. This dessert was a perfect ending to our enjoyable meal. I’ll try their Crème Brûlée instead next time 🙂
The meal in general was really good and the portions were plentiful. But this place is so underrated! It’s probably one of the rare French restaurants that don’t charge exorbitant prices for their food. I only spent about S$67 after including all the relevant taxes. That’s equivalent to the price of a piece of steak elsewhere and it may not necessarily be as awesome as the one I had at Les Bouchons. I will bring Bf along on my next visit and I pray hard that it will not be swarmed with even more reservation calls after this post.
Okay, that’s about it! 🙂
Thanks for reading ❤
7 Ann Siang Road
12pm – 2pm (lunch), 7pm – 10pm (dinner)
Tel: 6423 0737