So, we're still on a quest to find the best steak frites in Singapore. Taratata Bistrot was a recommendation by a friend. She likes their cooking, which is traditional and straightforward, and its warm, cosy atmosphere.
And indeed, the food at Taratata was terrific; it was nothing too fanciful or newfangled, just simple, honest fare coupled with great service. It seems the French community concur; we were about the only locals in the bistro overrun by a sea of French expats.
A must-try, the Grilled Foie Gras ($38), sinfully decadent but oh-so-good, was contrasted against the caramelly sweetness of a baked apple tart and morello cherry sauce. A couple of black truffle shavings added oomph and fragrance.
The house-made Pork Rillettes ($18), sided by crusty bread and pickles, was homey and rustic. Absolutely delicious and perfectly balanced with just the right amount of fat and meat, that went down as one of my favourite rillettes to date.
The Roasted Rack of Lamb ($58), hearty, luscious and full-bodied, was seasoned with sage, roasted zucchini, heirloom tomatoes and eggplant confit.
The Black Angus Ribeye Steak Frites ($48) served with a rich shallot-infused brown sauce, wonderfully smoky and sumptuously juicy, was done a perfect medium-rare.
I usually skip this (they're just empty fillers, you know) but the complimentary bread, paired with French butter was delightfully well-done.
35A Keong Siak Road
Tel: 6221 4506
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11.30am to 12midnight;
Sundays from 11.30am to 10pm;
Closed on Mondays