Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Immanuel French Kitchen, Bukit Merah Lane

chicken liver pâté with port

The owner of this stall (Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-40), Immanuel Tee, has a heavyweight resume. Names like Restaurant Andre, Jaan, Guy Savoy at Marina Bay Sands, Le Bistrot du Sommelier, the two-Michelin starred Pastorale in Brussels and sous to head chef at the defunct Keystone Restaurant. And he's what? 27 this year? In many industries, it could have been construed as job hopping! Lol. So modern European/French it seems then.

sous vide chicken breast

Food here was French bistro styled with a very curated menu. They were pretty good for their price point and there was not much to complain about except the need for a bit more salt. The liver pâté was smooth and creamy while the sous vide chicken breast was impressively tender. There was also an onglet which was spot on medium rare, had an excellent sear and the meat tender. Unfortunately, some parts were rather chewy. I'm trying not to compare with my favourite place since this was really 54% the cost of that one.

steak & fries

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