Eating with The Clan is a memorable experience. Located in the Gan Clan Association Building at Bukit Pasoh, The Clan is a plush modern restaurant in a picturesque old building serving beautiful inventive renditions of European cuisine. On each plate, you can both see and taste the passion and dedication of the chef to his craft.
High-back chairs and golden tablecloths draw your attention in a modern minimalist dining area. The elegant but cosy ambience makes the place suitable for a family meal, a business lunch or a romantic dinner.
The set menu for lunch ($49) is a five-course affair. There is a fixed Chef’s Starter. 4 to 6 options are available for each of the subsequent courses. Before the starter, we were presented with a little glass of refreshing lime sorbet as a palate cleanser.
The Chef’s Starter was a trio of appetizers presented on a stylish tray, comprising Sushi with Sesame Toppings, Pan-seared Scallop with Truffle Foam and Truffle-scented Foie Gras Chawanmushi. They were all very good, particularly the Chawanmushi which was smooth and flavourful.
We chose the Tempura Espuma Soft Shell Crab with Citrus Sauce and the Kurobuta Pork Belly Confit with Passion Fruit Sauce for our second course. The crab with the interesting sauce was an enjoyable dish. The pork was melt in mouth good. For the soup, the Cepes Mushroom with Truffle Paste was rich and truly enjoyable.
The mains – Duck Confit with Plum Mustard & Truffle Mashed Potato and BBQ Ibérico Pork Ribs Dressed with Sautéed Fresh Vegetables & Cinnamon Pumpkin Purée – were beautifully presented and delicious. The Duck Confit was an outstanding dish. The duck was well cured so that a rich, slightly salty flavour could be discerned. It was cooked just right to the point where it was very tender under a tasty and crusty skin. The sweet, juicy and tender pork ribs were also excellent.
Both the desserts we had, Triple Espresso Cre’me Brulee and Chocolate Lava with Homemade Gelato, were good and satisfying. We rounded off the excellent meal with latte (at an additional $6).
The service was professional and friendly. The staff was attentive without being intrusive and not averse to some casual banter.
Pleasant warm decor, good service, good food that is also a visual treat and reasonable pricing make The Clan Restaurant one of the best affordable fine dining destinations in Singapore.
Food : 4
Service : 4
Overall Rating : 4 TOPs
#Location fact – The Gan Clan Association Building at No.18 and 20 Bukit Pasoh Road was purchased by the association in 1966 at a cost of $35,000.
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