Le Figue

Rather austere in appearance, with white tablecloths, dark wood furnishings and simple accents in its interior; the place was largely unpopulated when we dropped by for lunch on a weekend. We were informed that they were only serving one set menu for lunch, without a choice of an à la carte menu. Upon our requests, they finally brandished the usual menu after casting us some weird looks. This was because the set lunch was a fab deal—you get an appetizer, a main and a dessert. The à la carte menu was way pricier. Our set for the day comprised crispy scampi salad of endive and mango yogurt foam; red snapper with vegetables in consommé; and chocolate cake with vanilla ice‑cream and mango passion fruit. We liked all the three courses—especially the scampi, which was accompanied by a yummy mango yogurt air‑light sauce; and the red snapper that had a light, clean and fresh taste. The chocolate cake was yummy too, but slightly small. The items from the à la carte—French onion soup and the black codfish with caramelized leeks, brandade‑sweet corn mousseline and morel mushrooms were not too bad too. However, for its price, the serving for the not‑too‑strong onion soup should really have been larger; while the fish was fresh but not that outstanding. While we don’t discern any strong French influences in the menu (aside from the onion soup), Le Figue did OK—service was also generally polite and well‑meaning (although their napkins were soiled on our visit). In our opinion, it should start providing more variety to diners, clean its napkins and refine its cuisine leanings.Have you tried the Tomato Salad? It’s one of I-S Magazine’s 50 things to eat in Singapore before you die (2010).