Another recommendation by L… a French creperie… a melodious name like Entre-nous (but not like I knew how to pronounce it exactly)… and I was envisioning a giggly girly lunch with MissY and S over crepes and tea in a lavish and extravagant French boudoir setting. But I came crashing (albeit gently) down to earth when we arrived at this little simple space along Seah Street.
For first timers, the menu was quite hard to navigate as it is not one of those things where you instinctively know what you want (and the squiggly font didn’t help – maybe it is a sign of age). After some squinting and spying on other diners, we made our choices.
Gavrinis ($20.80) – avocado mashed with garlic and cream, roasted chicken
Cheese and avocado rank high on my list of loves, so it was a toss-up between the 2 ie. Gavrinis or La ouessant (see below). I chose this cos’ it sounded more unique and didn’t regret it one bit (or bite, hurhur)! The creamy garlicky avocado mash went well with the crispy crepe and the roasted chicken bits broke the monotony and gave more textural bite.
La ouessant ($21.10) egg, ham, emmental cheese and mushrooms with cream sauce
This was MissY’s crepe; she had her eggs scrambled instead of sunny side up. Pity – it would have been a cuter photo with the sunny side up peeking out. They sure didn’t stinge on the emmental cheese and it was cheesy. But overall, with the ham, the dish was too salty for me.
Stephan’s favourite ($20.20) – roasted chicken, wholegrain mustard and caramelised onions
Some of the dishes on the menu go by first names and we were guessing that they are names of the family of the owners, sharing their favourites. MissY had the brilliant idea of yelling out all the names to suss them out and had a giggling fit whilst I was more concerned with potential chaos as some fellas has more than one favourite and different dishes have the same name!
Back to this dish – the bite of the mustard with the sweet caramelized onions made this dish interesting. But the flavours didn’t all quite come together; I think I’m not with Stephan on this and would still pick the Gavrinis on my next visit.
Geraldine’s favourite ($14.90) – salted butter caramel, cooked apple and vanilla ice cream
Definitely a great dessert choice! Both MissY and I were initially wary of the thick goo coating the crepe fearing that it would be sickeningly sweet. But it wasn’t! It was more salty than sweet on the first bite and then the caramel-y sweetness came through later. The cooked apples in the folds provided further warmth and tartness and the ice cream gave it a icy cold and sweet contrast. I would recommend this!
Overall, a great place for crepes – huge variety, innovative ideas and some gems on the menu; but be warned that the prices are a little higher than other crepe places.
27 Seah Street
Open Tue-Fri 12nn-3pm/6-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-6pm