Affordable french cuisine from the creators of Thai Express.
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Perfection on a Plate
When I first saw an advertisement for Poulet at Changi Airport, with their roast chicken being featured, it looked wonderful. However, being a media student, I have been warned by false advertising. As such, I brushed it off, and decided that the chicken probably didn't taste as good as it looks.
I was right. It tasted even better than it looked in the ad and it was probably the best chicken I have ever eaten. Justice had been done for that poor chicken that died. Every time I go back to Poulet, the food is consistently fantastic. I really love their mushroom soup as well as their truffle mashed potato. It is to die for! The price of the food is also really decent and considering what you're paying for, it's worth every penny.
For Chicken Lovers
If you like chicken, you will like Poulet. It's as simple as that. With everything from roast chicken to delicious Pissaladiere (which is basically pizza except with a flaky pastry), Poulet gives you quality French cooking, though chicken is truly the star.
I really enjoy eating their Pissaladiere- roasted chicken, sweet and savoury sauce, topped with tomatoes and veg… it’s light, but it’s filling. However, they serve it on a wooden board, and due to the flaky nature of the pastry, crumbs get everywhere. Or maybe I’m just a messy eater.
My one quibble with Poulet is that their food, while delicious, is rather pricey. So it’s definitely somewhere you’d go to on special occasions or when you’re in for a treat.
Great casual French dining
I've always associated French cuisine with the fancy but odd (it's the escargots, I tell you), but my virgin attempt at trying out French food turned out to be quite a pleasant experience under the homage of Poulet.
Given that it was our first time trying out French cuisine, much less Poulet, my mother and I turned to the service staff for recommendations, and we were prompted to try out their signature Roti chicken. Indeed, their signature roasted chicken was tender and easy on the chew, and the creamy sauce that came with the dish complemented the chicken meat surprisingly well. However, perhaps this dish is best enjoyed when shared with family or friends, as a little into the second half of the chicken meat, I started feeling a tad queasy from the excess cream sauce.
I tried out the escargots as well - I mean, if I'm going French, go big or go home right? The meat was chewy, and even though I'm not typically one to eat vegetables, the pesto herb sauce and tomato that accompanied the snail meat was surprisingly tasty and compelling.
Also, I'd recommend the mashed potatoes at Poulet. I suppose one wouldn't typically associate French dining with mashed potatoes, but truly, Poulet has the most delicious mashed potatoes I've ever tasted in the entirety of my living!
Overall, a worthy restaurant to visit if you're feeling up to some French food, and if you have some spare cash to spend!
Poulet has always seemed just a bit overpriced to me, compared to its mid-range counterparts (e.g. Saveur etc.) Although I suppose French cuisine is always just that little bit more expensive, given how upscale and exotic it is to us Singaporeans.
I tried the chicken here, which I heard was good. (It had better be, given that it's the namesake of the restaurant!) I found it a little dry, to be honest, and the skin wasn't as tasty and crispy as I would have imagined it to be, given that it looked like it was roasted. The chicken breast was so dry, it seemed like school canteen fare. The chicken thighs did a little better, being slightly juicier, although still erring on the dry side. Ultimately, this place seems overpriced and overrated.
I hesitate to give this place a low score - after all, my experience could have been a one-off one: friends praise the duck and chicken here to high heaven. But for the prices... I had expected anomalies like my case to be less rampant.
Affordable French-themed Bistro
I just found my recent new love for Escargot. The savoury garlic butter is my absolute favourite and what makes this dish unique is the Tomato fondue that gives an extra oomph! The price is reasonable for half a dozen.
We ordered the whole chicken for Poulet Roti because it's more worth it! The chicken was roasted to the perfect level and the meat was really tender and soft. I usually detest chicken breast due to its tough texture, but I finished the whole chicken till the last bits! Their home-made Mushroom sauce was a fantastic addition to the chicken as it was so rich and creamy! I wish I could have one pot of sauce so that I can drown the whole chicken in.
My friend and I decided to grab dinner at Poulet yesterday as we have never gave it a try before, so why not? This was considered a rather big outlet with about 80 to 100 seats. However, there were only 3 to 4 wait staff on duty.
We were standing at the entrance waiting to be seated and it took quite a while for one of them to notice us. He then he slowly sashay towards us and proceeded to sit us at our table. The service staff were very slow and didn't have a good work attitude. They took their time with serving our food and some pretended not to see us when we waved for assistance.
We ordered a Smoked Duck Pissaladiere as an shared appetizer, Half Chicken with Mushrooms, Bacon and Chardonnay Sauce, as well as a Half Chicken with Pommery Mustard and a Cranberry Sauce for our main course.
The Pissaladiere was below our expectations. It looked too simple, almost as if it was made from a home kitchen. The pastry wasn't warm and the flavours were not as robust as we thought. I would like it with a pinch of black pepper but there wasn't any condiments provided on the table.
The main courses performed better. The sauces were nicely done, the flavours were there and the consistency was just nice. However, I would prefer it to be warm and not at room temperature. The chicken thigh was tender and juicy but the chicken breast was slightly overcooked and hence a little dry. But I guess that's the difficulty to roasting a chicken. The chicken breast could be perfectly roasted but you risk the thigh being under-cooked.
In conclusion, I feel that Poulet is overrated and doesn't live up to its expectations. It is an affordable restaurant to dine at, but the food and the service have much room for improvement.
Just ate there last week at Vivo City outlet and I had a positive experience. Ordered their signature roast chicken, mushroom soup, and garden vegetables. Their creamy roast chicken I must say is amazingly delicious! So is their mushroom soup which I finished even before the main course was served, which I regret and would never do it again - it made me so full I that I had to wait for some time before I had the appetite to eat the main course!
Tip: Don't finish the thick and filling mushroom soup at the start, unless you have a really big appetite! Their garden vegetables were really fresh and I emptied the plate without leaving a speck.
Truffle Mash Please
For less than $20 for half a roti chicken, Poulet seems like a good deal. However, the chicken alone is never enough to fill me up, not that i'm complaining cos this means I feel less guilty about ordering their AMAZING truffle mash potatoes!!!
The potatoes are whipped to the perfect consistency and the truffle taste is always strong and not just a light perfume. It goes perfectly with the cream sauce of the the chicken that is a lot more subtle. My only gripe is that the skin of my chicken was not crispy when I had it, and soggy chicken skin is just plain gross.
Poulet's roasted spring chicken is really awesome. The saltiness of the chicken complemented the cream sauce very well. The chicken skin was crispy and the meat tender. However, I tend to get quite sick of the cream sauce towards the end of the meal. So, it would be a good idea to share and order some sides which are pretty good too. We usually order the sautéed mushrooms that comes with an egg at the top. Their recent newly added dish was the truffled mash potato which gave me more reason to eat at poulet. I love everything truffle. The truffled mash potato was so smooth and the truffle taste was distinct but not too overpowering.
I have also heard many good reviews on their tiramisu. But it wasn't to my liking. It was too creamy and wet. This is especially so after a creamy chicken meal.
Their menu is quite limited and I am hoping to see more innovative creations for their signature spring chicken. Overall, Poulet is a good place for chicken lovers and their prices are pretty reasonable for that quality of food.
Affordable French food
My friends have been raving about Poulet since forever, but the queues at all the outlets have always been insanely long, so I only managed to try it out recently on a random weekday afternoon.
My favourite dish (and probably majority of everyone else's) will probably be the Chicken Roti. The skin of the chicken is roasted till crispy, yet the meat inside remains extremely soft and tender. The sauce is really light and delicious too, which goes well with the chicken. Also, I like their mashed potato, which is really fluffy and creamy. However, one serving is quite huge and you'll probably get sick of it halfway through eating, so it'll be better to share it with other friends. Another dish worth mentioning would be their Tiramisu, which is so huge that it can be shared among 3-4 people. The tiramisu is really well done with the right amount of sweetness.
The other dishes didn't leave too much of an impression on me.
All in all, Poulet is a casual dining place that offers great food at affordable prices. Will definitely be going back for the their roasted chicken and tiramisu.