10 outlets in 2 years, Poulet is clearly a local success story in the F&B industry. Just last Thursday we passed by the outlet at Raffles City Shopping Centre and the queue was too long so we went to Skinny Pizza instead haha. Goes to show that you don’t need a special reason to dine at Poulet – the prices are affordable enough for a casual meal any day of the week. And after sticking with a tried and tested menu for the past couple of years, Poulet is celebrating its 2nd anniversary by (finally) expanding its chicken-centric menu to include new dishes that are also pescetarian-friendly yay!
A new starter on the menu is the crispy golden brown halibut fillet. Such a shame to deep fry fresh fish! But oh well, at least it didn’t die in vain. I was impressed that the strips of breaded fish were not oily at all.
Halibut Goujonette ($9.90++)
halibut fillet strips, tartar sauce, lemon wedge
Smoked duck slices for K, veggies for me, that’s how we finished this lovely plate of salad. The dressing was light and not artificially fruity, plus the addition of roasted pine nuts just made the entire salad more elegant. If I can throw some eggs or smoked salmon in, I swear I can eat this for lunch/dinner everyday, no kidding.
Salad De Canard Fume ($12.90++)
chopped garden salad, smoked duck, tomato, roasted pine nuts, orange wedges, raspberry dressing
Pissaladière is an open faced pastry resembling pizza (but without cheese) and is sometimes known as “French pizza”. I love the earthy mushroom version with onion jam; the tart-like puff pastry crust was so addictive! It’s like eating a flaky mushroom puff~
Mushroom Pissaladière ($11.90++)
oven baked open faced pastry, caramelized onion jam, button mushrooms
The baked halibut was fresh and clean tasting, hovering on the bland side. Portion was quite small though – suitable if you are on a diet but I was not so luckily our table had many other dishes!
Halibut En Papillote ($17.90++)
halibut fillet baked in parchment paper, garden vegetables, white wine sauce
Poulét means chicken in French so of course, the highlight has to be the signature Poulet Diane! Beautifully roasted, tender and juicy, I’m glad that K still enjoyed it as much as he did two years ago! Go easy on the brown sauce though; it can be quite salty… Guess that’s why they cleverly serve it on the side in a separate dish!
Poulet Diane ($17.90++ for half; $30.90++ for whole)
poulet roti served in traditional brown sauce, bacon, mushrooms
I was told that the truffle mashed potato is very popular and after tasting it, I could understand why! The scent of truffle from the warm and creamy mash was alluring and made the boring potatoes so much more attractive. A healthier alternative for a side dish would be the classic ratatouille vegetable stew.
Ratatouille ($5.90++), Truffle Mashed Potato ($5.90++)
For desserts, I’m not a fan of the clafoutis (too sweet)…
Peach Clafoutis ($7.90++)
rustic french-baked peach dessert, vanilla ice cream
… but definitely very into Poulet’s tiramisu! The standard didn’t drop at all. Still very moist and the coffee flavour was strong enough to make this my favourite yet again!
mascarpone cheese, sponge fingers soaked in espresso and rum syrup
Many thanks to Jamie for the kind invitation!
Level 2, Chinatown Point
133 New Bridge Road
(information on the other outlets can be found on the official Poulet website)
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