Taratata Bistrot – French Food at Keong Saik Road

Taratata Bistrot at Keong Saik street has been around for a long time, serving an array of French food. I vaguely remember being there once but since my memory has failed me and I couldn’t find any evidence of such, we made a trip back there once again for dinner. The place isn’t big, which makes it cozy and they serve both ala carte and set menu for diners to choose from

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We had a huge bottle of red. The red was very good

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Baked Escargots in Parsley and Garlic Butter $22

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Immersed in a bed of parsley and garlic flavour, the escargots were sweet and chewy

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Grilled Duck Foie Gras with Truffle on Apple Tart $38

Love the foie gras that was cooked beautifully without being too oily. The apple tart added a texture and sweetness to the dish when you eat them together

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Crab Meat Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Grapefruit, Cognac, Truffle, Ginger, Saffron & Espellette Chilli $26

Generous amount of crab meat that gave a refreshing take to the dish. The tomatoes were very sweet on its own. I thought the salad was pretty decent

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Black Pepper Seared Tuna Salad with Soft Boil Egg, Tomatoes, Olive Tapenade & Pesto $22

The texture of the tuna somehow was not as smooth as I expected it to be. The seasoning was done right but I think the execution could have been better

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Black Angus Prime Rib & French Fries (For 2) $115

The rib was really huge, but perhaps the it was too fatty for my liking

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Black Angus Rib Eye Steak, Black Pepper Sauce & French Fries $48

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Cod with Mussells in Mildly Spiced Lobster, Cognac, Tomato Sauce & Steamed Potatoes $38

 I felt cheated by the description. I thought there was lobster in the dish, only to be awarded by a lobster broth. Perhaps they could just add the ‘broth’ in their description as well. The cod was nothing fantastic. It wasn’t sweet enough and the dish as a whole was.. okay lor

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Vanilla Scented Creme Brûlée $17

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Baked Thin Pear Tart with Vanilla Icecream $17

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Baked Rhubarb Crumble with Vanilla Icecream $17

Perhaps the best dessert out of all, the crumble was distinctively fragrant and had a good crisp texture to chew on. The base could get a little sweet but I like the pairing with the icecream, even though it was supposed to be strawberry icecream on their description

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Chocolate Lava Cake served with Vanilla Icecream $17

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The lava cake was perhaps the most disappointing due to the lack of flowing lava. And the chef said it was supposed to be like that. You could just see all the thought process running through everyone’s mind when we heard that comment. In any case, we had a new one which flowed a little better but the lava cake in short, was below average

I felt like they serve better starters than mains. And even though the cod and duck confit were highly recommended signature items, the cod was honestly nothing special in my opinion. I would suggest to take your desserts elsewhere. Perhaps this was the reason why I had no recollections of Taratata Bistrot. It was simply just not memorable

Taratata Bistrot

35A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089142