The Place Opened since 2019, I first visited Beurre when it opened two years ago and revisited the Bukit Pasoh restaurant recently after it reopened its doors after a revamp last month. The open kitchen reminds where diners can watch the kitchen crew at play, though there are new hues of beige and grey added along with dark wood furnishings.
Helmed by Executive Chef Darwin Wong, Beurre also presents a brand new selection of sharing plates. The theme of the restaurant still sticks to what it sets out to be, by blending European and Asian flavours in their cuisine.
The Food For a start, the Tuna Cups (S$16) is a playful take on the Peranakan Kueh Pie Tee. This cup is filled with tuna tartare, Thai dressing and topped with ikura, which is mildly spicy and gratifying in one bite.
An old favourite on the menu which I have tried two years back is the Forest Mushrooms (S$9). This is highly recommended if you are a shroom lover as there are various types of mushrooms here like morel, porcini black pepper trumpet, chanterelle, king oyster and shimeji. Essentially, it is a mushroom tart.
One of the new dishes I had was the Deep Sea Argentina Prawns (S$19), served with lobster emulsion, garlic oil and fried prawn head. What really stands out for me is the fresh flavour of the huge prawn, not forgetting the crispy fried prawn head as well.
From the big plates section, go for the Thyme Smoked Pork Ribs (S$38), which uses the tender and flavourful sakura pork ribs. It is also served with iberico chorizo chassolet.
Another classic sharing dish on the menu is the Stuffed Black Chicken (S$46) which is great to share for 2. This is definitely a East meets West dish as the chicken is stuffed with lardon glutinous rice, truffle and foie gras. It is also a theatrical presentation where the chicken is smoked in front of diners, a good play on the sense of smell.
For a pasta, one new addition to the menu is the Deep Sea Octopus Leg Linguine (S$32). I wasn’t really looking forward to this dish as I am quite neutral towards octopus, but it turned out better that what I expected. The octopus spots a good texture which is not too tough and chewy, and the accompanying grilled artichoke helps to balance the flavours. Can’t complain much about the flavourful linguine, except that it is a tad greasy.
Dessert was the Chocolate Praline Dome (S$14), a simple combination of chocolate mousse, chocolate sponge and sesame gelato.
Other new dishes on the menu include the Confit Peking Duck (S$32), Live Mussel Pot ($32), Uni Smoked Chicken Tortelli (S$26), Seared Scallops Risotto (S$26), Cold Truffle Scallops Glass Noodles (S$19), and more.
Rants The seating along the main walkway can be quite tight as the layout of the shophouse restaurant is relatively narrow.
Will I Return Again? In most aspects, Beurre is an ideal dining spot for a fine-casual meal, date nights or small group gatherings. The dishes are unique in its own ways, and prices are relatively affordable for the Bukit Pasoh/Keong Saik enclave.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
23 Bukit Pasoh Road
Tel: +65 9660 0597
Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm to 3pm, 5 to 11pm
Monday: 5 to 11pm
Ranted by The Ranter