Poulet has opened a brand-new restaurant called “Poulet + Brasserie”, otherwise known as “P+” in the heart of town at ION Orchard basement 3 (right above MUJI).
Fans of Poulet would be familiar with its Roast Chicken with mushroom Chardonnay, Diane sauce, or cranberry sauce; but Poulet + Brasserie presents quite an entirely different concept.
With a contemporary setting, roast chicken still stays as its focus.
A menu quite unlike their existing one, this one takes inspiration from cuisines in different places – Melbourne’s café-hopping scene, a little bit of Thai and French fare, and Singapore’s own local dishes. You can expect to find Seafood Laksa Linguine and Kaya French Toast here.
This specially curated menu, exclusively available at P+, offers you varied breakfast choices, alongside other exciting new French fusion dishes.
Chef Joshua Khoo now leads the kitchen brigade in preparing these dishes, combining local flavours with traditional French cooking techniques.
If you find his name familiar, that is because he is one of the co-founders of Saveur and several other concepts. Therefore, you may find some of his signature touches incorporated in the menu, such as the Duck Confit. Here’s more:
P+ Roast Chicken ($20++)
This signature dish is a slow-roasted chicken, cooked using a different technique from the original Poulet.
It is a spin-off from Poulet’s original French roast chicken, this time cooked longer at low temperature to make the meat extra tender.
It is all about the temperature, as that beautiful golden-brown skin is a result of roasting in high temperature.
Served with bacon, corn kernel and mushroom, and poured over with chicken jus.
There are no other extra sauces added, as Chef believed that the chicken’s natural jus makes it tasty and meat extra juicy. The chickens are roasted with lemon and thyme, so as to give some nice citrusy-herbal notes.
Signature Duck Confit ($22++)
Another recommended dish is the signature duck confit, which is what Chef Joshua is first known for during his Saveur days.
This French dish uses the classic French technique for cooking duck legs in fats, resulting in a satisfying crisp on the outer layer, easy-fall-apart and juicy meat within.
To balance out the richness of the meat, the dish comes with mixed salad added with roasted nuts and pomegranate for a fruity-tart accompaniment.
Truffle Mushroom Risotto ($15++)
This Italian-style rice dish is infused with lots of umami flavours from combining different types of mushrooms – including oyster, button and brown shimeji mushrooms.
You will also find bacon cubes and almond nuts for that multi-textural contrast.
This recipe calls for a dollop of truffle paste which makes this dish heady aromatic. Plus, the shaved parmesan adds a creaminess when mixed altogether. A must-order dish.
Jumbo Prawn & Garlic Pasta ($24++)
Now for some seafood flavours, try their Jumbo Prawn & Garlic Pasta made extra luxurious and very French with lumpfish caviar.
This pasta uses al dente capellini aka angel hair tossed in kombu and chili oil, and made meaty with spicy chorizo and local jumbo prawns.
Wild Sea Bream ($25++)
The sea bream is known for its delicate-clean taste and satisfyingly meaty texture. Lightly pan-fried to lock in the flavours and juices, it comes with a foam made with clam jus emulsion infused with white wine.
Another special component is the base of couscous, made more fruity and crunchy with inclusion of red and green raisins, green seedless grapes, and almonds nuts.
As a finale, it is drizzled with lemon vinaigrette to impart a bright sparkling acidity to the dish.
P+ Big Breakfast ($22++)
For early risers or those who love to have your brunch food at night, Poulet + Brasserie also features an all-day breakfast menu to help you start your day right, whichever time you like.
Prepare for a big day with P+ Big Breakfast, a combination of chicken chipolata, bacon, sunny side-up eggs, tater tots, and sourdough toast for a complete meal.
Other eggs dishes you can expect to find include Bacon & Cheese Omelette, Mushroom & Feta Omelette, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedicts and B.E.T.T – included with 2 eggs in any style, smoky bacon, roast vine tomatoes on sourdough toast.
Spicy Baked Eggs with Tomatoes ($15++)
A simple yet delectable way to enjoy your eggs for breakfast. This spiced tomato concasse is served with spicy chorizo bits on top of a crusty baguette.
What makes this dish special is the in-house tomato sauce used as base. Made entirely from scratch and not from a can, the sauce combines rough cut tomatoes flavoured with paprika and nutmeg.
It includes a blend of pumpkin seeds and almond nuts for crunch, chorizo bits and finished with garlic aioli.
Smashed Avocado with Poached Egg ($16++)
Throw in some healthy fats to your breakfast diet with Smashed Avocado with Poached Egg.
This open sandwich is served with a meticulously prepared 64-degree poached egg, rocket salad, crushed almonds, and roasted vine tomatoes.
You’ll notice some heat in your smashed avocadoes from the added chili flakes, and a splash of acidity to balance it out from lemon juice.
Nutella French Toast ($14++)
For some, the breakfast table ain’t complete without a jar of Nutella. Here’s a dish that is drizzled with that yummy hazelnut-chocolate sauce.
Imagine a French brioche toast with hints of vanilla and cinnamon, side by side with extra ripe crunchy banana fritters, made a la mode with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream.
But… the best part in this sweet dish is really the bread, cooked till there is this buttery aroma, and soft-fluffy texture with milky coating. Yums.
Banana Crumble ($9++)
Seal those cravings with Poulet’s Banana Crumble, made with a mix of fresh bananas and banana jam prepared a la mode.
I found the banana base slightly on the sweet side, though it was balanced with slightly salty-sweet flavours of salted caramel ice cream.
While some customers may just associate Poulet with Poulet + Brasserie, you can see both as separate concepts.
I would say Poulet + Brasserie is slightly more experimental and bold in its offerings, as you would see items such as Kaya French Toast, Seafood Eggs Benedict with Laksa hollandaise sauce, and even a Salad de Rojak dish.
However, if you are still looking for your classic French fare and brunch items, then I would say the Duck Confit, Jumbo Prawn & Garlic Angel Hair Pasta, and Nutella French Toast would leave you feeling satisfied.
Poulet + Brasserie
ION Orchard #B3-21, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Poulet.