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French Onion Soup

$7.90 · 3 Reviews

Expect unpretentious and hearty European food at this hawker-bar run by chefs Enoch Teo and Immanuel Tee — it also champions social change by hiring young ex-offenders and youths at risk. Previously a troubled teen with brushes with the law, chef Teo was given an opportunity by his chef mentors and he wants to return the favour to as many people he can; to date, about 20 beneficiaries have gone through the training programme. Social mission aside, let's not forget that the food here is really good. Start with either the French Onion Soup ($7.90) that comes baked with cheese croutons, or the Black Miso Foie Gras ($16.50), an imaginative appetiser of foie gras coated in a black miso and furikake crust, then move on to their signature 12-Hour Belly of Pork ($16.90) — this highly rated main by the Burpple community sees crisp-skin pork belly served with mashed potato and a balsamic glaze. They also do a pretty tasty French Duck Leg Confit ($16.90).
Avg price: $20 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Zhihui Lim

Despite the modest pricing, my dining partner and I thoroughly enjoyed this onion soup and I personally think that it's one of the best I've had.
Breaking through the deliciously soft soup-infused cheesy bread, you will find lots of well cooked onions and a clear brown soup that is nicely balanced between sweet and salty.
But the most impressive part about the soup is that it does not leave a bitter aftertaste unlike many other onion soups I've had.
I'm definitely going to return to Garçons for this! And next time I'm going to pair this with the famous chicken wings from @twowingssg !
And that's the nice thing about dining at a food-court-like place! To mix and match different cuisines as you like!

Think 12-Hour Belly of Pork, Duck Confit, 1/2 Dozen Escargots and Onion Soup for just SGD 53.60 Nett!
And Ice Earl Grey for SGD 2.50 Nett, Kronenbourg Beer Full Pint for SGD 10 Nett! (Happy hour promo, Usual SGD 11).
Food is generally quite good, especially at this price point. Though expectedly, they are not comparable to the more expensive places. However, their onion soup impressed us enough that we will return just to have it again.