Thursday, November 11, 2010

L'Entrecote, Duxton Hill

This was truly some enjoyable steak frites being done here at L'Entrecote (36 Duxton Hill, S089614, tel : +65 62385700). What seems to be different in the approach that the restaurant is taking is that, unlike other French bistro styled eateries, this place specializes in only steak frites. And that also being the only item on the mains section of the menu that one can order.

So what we're really talking about here is a no pretension plate of what was claimed to be striploin (approximately 180-200g) cooked to the choice of doneness and served with their specialty sauce with a healthy stack of golden shoestring fries to go. The steak, pre-sliced, was served in two portions. What you see up in the picture is pretty much the first half.

Was it a good steak? I would have to say that I enjoyed it pretty much and even liked the tangy sauce that came along with the meat. Creamy and fairly robust, that sauce which I found so familiar but was unable to put a finger to didn't quite overwhelm the flavours of the meat. Certainly no complains about their crispy and adequately salted fries as well.

There were a bunch of options for entrée and we thought that the rich roasted bone marrow and creamy duck rillettes were good enough that we could come back again just for them.

One however needs to get used to the tightly spaced tables across the dining hall which really brings your neighbor's conversation spilling across your own and certainly, not the place you'll wanna be at if you're looking for privacy or a quiet dinner. Also certainly not a place I expected to make a conversation with someone an elbow away to discover that he's actually Lamine Guendil, CEO of Senso Holdings.


ice said...


D said...

They have a branch from the original in Paris, here in New York
I have a recipe for the sauce which is about 90% there

1. heavy cream
2. fresh thyme
3. mustard
4. chicken livers
5. anchovies
6. pesto
7. salt and pepper to taste

LiquidShaDow said...

That sauce was a tangy and I was thinking then, there must have been vinegar in there somewhere. No?

ratatouille said...

u r fast. the bone marrow seemed great. thks for the review.