Saveur | Far East Plaza

This has gotta be my worst meal for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

While starting up a business in Singapore is probably easier than anywhere else on Earth, the time, effort and financial commitment cannot be estimated. We’re an island-nation so everything’s gotta be imported. The world is in constant motion, so as long as the Earth doesn’t stay still, there are creeping costs that the owner has to deal with, such as salaries, ingredients and not to mention, rental. Then you’ve to deal with service on the floor and all. Therefore, it’s with great interest that I’d like to ask the owners who run Saveur what they hoped to achieve with the opening of their restaurant. You see, they started in East Coast, got popular, and expanded to a city location at Far East Square.

Why the sudden interest, you’d ask. It’s because they’ve made a mockery out of French cuisine, and that’s putting it lightly. They took a dump on it, pissed on it, picked it up and wiped it all on our faces before spitting into it with phlgem from someone in the peak of his or her flu, and shoving it down our throat. Now, I’m not a purist. As long as it tastes good, it’s good in my books. I could forgive the local adaptations and variations, but if it doesn’t taste good, then there’s something wrong.

This was easily, the worst thing I’ve ever eaten in my life. I can’t even begin to describe what a disaster all the courses were – I didn’t take more than a few bites (I had to have more than one bite just to make sure it was indeed bad). I felt like just standing up and doing something, you know? We’re Singaporeans: if we see injustice and wrongdoing, and it’s a good 5 metre away, we avoid, observe from far and update our Facebook and Twitter feeds. But if it happens right in front of you, you can’t not lend a voice to say, “Hey, this is wrong. You gotta stop it”. I wanted to just fling a Molotov cocktail at the eatery, just to make sure they don’t operate anymore, but alas, it’s illegal. Besides, Inception might be full of shit, but there’s a truth to it: the most resilient parasite in the world is an idea.

Never will I come back nor recommend this to anybody.

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