It had been a busy weekend with F1 going on and getting involved in it (Army Top Secret!), but I somehow managed to find time for a walk around town.
The problem with the area is that its flooded with fast food, coffee/restaurant chains and lousy food courts, that sometimes you really don't know where to go for a quick meal. My girlfriend and I eventually walked to Plaza Singapura and being not very hungry, we decided to have a mix-and-match dinner at the basement eateries.
Chippy had been around for quite some time already, initially making headlines for introducing Deep-fried Mars Bars to Singapore. I had been wanting to try its fish and chips so I finally had my chance.
Beer Battered Fish & Chips ($4.60)
Unfortunately, it wasn't very impressive. I opted for the salt & vinegar sauce which happened to be soaked up too much by the batter, resulting in a overpowered sour taste. Though stated beer-battered, I couldn't really taste any beer in it. The batter was also soggy (maybe due to the vinegar) and not crispy enough.
The only plus point was that its made upon order, so the fish was served piping hot. Also, its reasonably filling for one as each portion comes with 10 pieces of fishes and a small amount of fries.
Saybons is a small french food eatery that was celebrating its one-year anniversary. Some time ago I tried its dessert crepe and was rather impressive. This time we gave its soup and bread a try.
Seafood Bisque (Left, $4.90) Wild Mushroom (Right, $4.20)
The seafood bisque was great! It was rich in lobster taste which greatly resembled the lobster bisque at Meritus Mandarin Triple 3 buffet. Though there wasn't any pieces of seafood in it, its already a real bargain for such quality stuff at this price .
The mushroom soup was also nothing of your campbell type, with mushroom bits and a earthly natural taste. With all the soups being labelled with the healthy pymarid tag, I expected them to be MSG-free and good for your health!
Focaccia Bread with Garlic Herb Butter ($1.60/2 pieces)
Toasted on the spot, the focaccia bread was warm and tasty with a spread of the garlic herb butter. Goes well with the soup or eaten on its own.
Overall, Saybons gave a better experience than chippy, or maybe chippy served other better mains. Will be back to try out Saybons's other soup flavours and its range of savoury crepes . With so many other snack outlets at the basement, the next time when having a headache on what to eat in town, try mix-matching at PS!
Suzette @ Esplanade
19 hours ago