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15 Famous French Meals in Singapore

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French gastronomy is renowned throughout the world and bears witness to the history of France. You may not know it, but Singapore is full of good addresses, where you can enjoy famous dishes such as steak frites, foie gras, mussels or melted cheese. The So Chic team has taken care of finding you the best addresses to taste the famous dishes of French cuisine. Bon appétit!

Baked Camembert

This Normandy milk cheese is produced all over the world, its particular taste will make you travel to France. Let yourself be tempted by a baked camembert, ideal for sharing a gourmet moment with your friends.

To pair with: a white Burgundy or red Bordeaux. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: So France

Soupe à l’oignon/Onion soup

The onion soup, of modest origin, has been modernized in French gastronomy while keeping its traditional aspect. Legend has it that the soup was invented by King Louis XV. Late at night, while he was in his hunting lodge, he discovered that his provisions were only onions, butter and champagne. He cooked all three ingredients and made the first French onion soup.

To pair with: a white Beaujolais or red Bordeaux. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: L’entrecôte

Pan seared foie gras

The technique of fattening birds dates back to the time of ancient Egypt. Now controversial, foie gras remains a delicious and festive dish in French gastronomy. Pan-seared foie gras changes from traditional foie gras paté and goes perfectly with sweet flavours.

To pair with: a white or red wine. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: Bistro du vin

Escargots

Originally from Burgundy, escargots are served with parsley butter. Escargot or snail is reputed to be healthy in French gastronomy because it is rich in iron and low in fat.

To pair with: a Burgundy wine. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: Brasserie Gavroche

Confit de canard/Duck confit

Confit de canard is a culinary specialty in southwestern France. The duck is cooked in its own fat, which makes the meat tender and tasty. Served with duck fat-fried potatoes, this dish is amazing.

To pair with: a red Bordeaux. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: Bistro du vin

Poulet rôti/Roasted chicken

Poulet rôti is an emblematic dish of Sundays in French gastronomy. It can also be stuffed, but our favourite recipe is plain chicken, roasted in the oven with garlic and potatoes.

To pair with: a red or white wine. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: L’Angelus

Moules marinières/Mussells

Moules marinières is a meal from the North of France and Belgium. Mussels are cooked in a parsley, shallots and white wine sauce. The mussel is a healthy shellfish in French gastronomy because it is rich in vitamins and magnesium. This dish is served with French fries.

To pair with: a white wine. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: Bistro du vin

Steak tartare

Steak tartare is a dish made from beef cut into small cubes. The raw aspect may frighten you, but the proteins are more digestible and the iron in the meat is much better absorbed by the body in its raw state. Unleash your primitive instinct!

To pair with: a red Bordeaux. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: Brasserie Gavroche

Gigot d’agneau/Roasted lamb

In French gastronomy, the word gigot owes its origin to a musical instrument of a similar shape. The roasted lamb or gigot d’agneau is cooked in the oven,slowly, which makes the meat tender and tasty.

To pair with: a red Médoc or red Burgundy. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: Bar a thym

Hachis parmentier/Shepherd’s pie

Hachis parmentier or Shepherd’s pie was named in honour of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier who popularized the potato in France. This dish made from mashed potatoes and minced meat is a must meal in French gastronomy and is often revisited by chefs.

To pair with: a red Beaujolais or red Alsacian pinot wine. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: So France

Quenelles

Quenelles is a Lyon speciality characterised by its light texture. It is a preparation based on a paste mixed with meat or fish and poached in water. With a lobster sauce, this dish will tickle your taste buds.

To pair with: a white Chardonnay. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: Brasserie Gavroche

Boeuf bourguignon/Burgundy beef

Boeuf bourguignon is a dish originating from Burgundy in France, it is generally eaten on Sundays with the family. It consists of beef simmered in a casserole with red wine and aromatic garnish.

To pair with: a red Burgundy. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: Ginett

Steak frites/Steak & French fries

Steak frites is a meal often served in French breweries and popular in French gastronomy. It is a piece of meat, often the rib or entrecote, served with French fries. The consumer is asked to specify the desired cooking process: bleu, saignant, cuit and bien cuit from the shortest to the longest cooking time.

To pair with:a red Beaujolais or red Burgundy. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: l’Entrecote

Bouillabaisse/Fish soup

Bouillabaisse is a fish soup from Marseille in the south of France. It was once a fishermen’s soup, or a poor man’s soup, made from unsold fish. It is a perfect dish for seafood lovers!

To pair with: a white or rosé from Provence. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: Bar a thym

Raclette-Fondue/Melted cheese

Raclette and fondue are two mountain dishes in French gastronomy, usually consumed in winter after a day of skiing. Raclette consists of melted cheese, scraped as it goes along. It is served with potatoes, cold cuts and pickles. Fondue consists of dipping your piece of bread in a preparation made with melted cheese and white wine. It is ideal for sharing a convivial moment with family or friends!

To pair with: a white Chardonnay or red Beaujolais. Our selection of French wines in Singapore

Location: LPB Market

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