Soufflé Duxton Hill Singapore, new French restaurant specialising in soufflé


Soufflé Duxton Hill is a new French restaurant that specialises in soufflés. With six savoury soufflés and eight types of sweet soufflés on the menu, anyone can satisfy his craving for the fluffy French baked egg dish here. Souffle is run by Delicae Hospitality Management Group (“DHM Group”) which used to operate the Sabio Tapas Bar from the same premises. We had brunch there recently and tried seven types of soufflé. I probably ate more souffle in one day than I did in the past ten years.

Soufflé Duxton Hill

Soufflé Duxton Hill has retained some of the fittings from Sabio Tapas Bar but the management has done a good job in transforming a loud and colourful Spanish atmosphere into a cool white and blue Parisian bistro, complete with tiny tables and small chairs which look nice but are not very practical. Big posters of skinny Parisian ladies eating souffles line the walls. We would subsequently discover how they manage to remain so trim.

Soufflé Duxton Hill Menu

Here are pictures of the Soufflé Duxton Hill Menu. Apart from the soufflé items, there are some French classics such as Beef Bourguignon ($28) and escargots de Bourgogne ($16)

Soufflé Duxton Hill Menu
Soufflé Duxton Hill Menu

The only non-soufflé dish that we had was the Parmentier de Canard ($24).
It was duck confit cooked with mashed potatoes. It was very good. With the benefit of hindsight we should have tried more of the non-soufflé dishes.

Savoury Soufflé

We had to try the fusion creation – laksa soufflé ($26). The soufflé was basically similar to the others, but for this dish, a cup of laksa gravy was provided as well as a nice large prawn on top. The taste of the laksa was fine but not oily and spicy like the real thing.

Laksa Souffle

We also tried the French Chicken, Calamansi and Tarragon soufflé ($18). This one distinguished itself from the rest by the zesty taste of the tarragon calamansi butter sauce.

The Comté Cheese soufflé ($22) was the most fluffy of the lot. The Comté cheese made its presence felt but was a mild cheese which together with the fluffiness gave it a very light character. We could eat a few of this in one go. Which made us understand why the ladies in the posters were so skinny despite eating all the soufflés. We were still hungry and ordered four sweet ones for dessert.

Comté Cheese souffle

Sweet Soufflé

We had four types of sweet soufflés – Grand Marnier, Caramel, Valrhona Chocolate and Speculoos. The Grand Marnier ($20) was the most memorable by far. The orange flavour liquer goes perfectly with the soft soufflé.

Grand Marnier Souffle

The next best was the chocolate soufflé ($18). The chocolate flavour was rich and the chocolate sauce added even more chocolatey goodness to the dessert.

Chocolate souffle
Caramel Souffle

The remaining soufflés – caramel and speculoos ($15 each) were less distinctive. The former came with salted caramel ice-cream and the latter, speculoos cream. We would stick to either the Grand Marnier or the chocolate ones in the future.

Soufflé Duxton Hill is an attractive bistro with a good range of soufflé dishes. We are fans of this classic French dish and probably went overboard and overdosed on it that day. We would mix things up with more non-soufflé items in the future.

Ratings:
Food: 4
Service: 3
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs 3 Tops

Soufflé
5 Duxton Hill
Singapore 089591

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 12-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm
Sun: 11am-10pm

Nearby MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar

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