There are many similarities between Le Petit Paradis and Savuer:
1. Both started from a humble coffee shop stall at Ali Baba Eating House and then progressed to open proper bistro premises. Good feng shui eh?
2. Concept is the same –> affordable French food for the masses blah blah blah. Anyway, no GST/service charge FTW!
3. Menu is deliberately kept simple yet comprehensive enough for carnivores to herbivores.
Spot the difference? Le Petit Paradis lacks the crowds and queues which Saveur is (also) known for. But it’s still early days… Who knows, there may be a queue along East Coast Road come a few months’ time. We certainly like the food enough to go back soon!
This doesn’t require great culinary skills. Just need to toss fresh ingredients together and voilà, such a tasty salad that even K (the greens-hater) loves it!
Spinach Salad ($11)
balsamic, roasted sweet potatoes, pinenuts, cherry tomatoes, grated parmesan
“Kind of dry but good seasoning”, that’s the feedback given by K. Guess he won’t be ordering this again and I already know he will get next time: the sous-vide spring chicken!
Duck Leg Confit ($16.50)
mashed potato, wild rocket, orange sauce
Salmon was featured on the special Mother’s Day set menu but the chef/owner kindly allowed me to order it as an ala carte item and change the roast potatoes to lentils (loooooove lentils!!) instead. Though the fish was slightly overcooked, it was still enjoyable, especially since it’s practically a DIY dish haha. Will try the seabass and report back!
Herb-Crusted Salmon ($17)
creamy lentils, spinach
Le Petit Paradis
95 East Coast Road