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Ireland’s Potatoes – Popular Fries Chain from Hong Kong & Taiwan Comes To Bugis+

By Daniel, December 21, 2012

Wait a minute! You mean the potatoes sold at Ireland’s Potatoes are not from Ireland?

Before you feel cheated, the shop is so named after it was “inspired” by the “Great Potato” famine in Ireland’s during 1845, which made the Irish treasure potatoes a lot more. Therefore it was Irish’s passionate and appreciative attitude toward the potato which inspired this brand. Not sure why the link? Me neither.

On the shop front, there is a line which promotes Ireland’s proverb of “There are two things in the world that can’t be joked: 1. Marriage 2. Potato.” (Huh?)

Other than that, Ireland’s Potatoes has really nothing do with Ireland, but you need to know that it is from Hong Kong, popular in Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar. The shop at Bugis+ (right opposite Poulet) is Ireland’s Potato first outlet in Singapore.

One thing’s for sure – Singaporean’s love fries. Other than the usual fast food chains, Best Fries Forever, Everything With Fries, Sofries, Rock & Ash, What The Fries and PoTeaTo all have their own fries’ fans. Which are you a fan of?

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Ireland’s Potato
201 Victoria Street #04-01 Bugis+ Singapore 188067 (Bugis MRT) Tel: +65 9720 0961
Opening Hours: 11am-10pm (Mon-Thurs), 11am-11pm (Fri-Sat)

Other Bugis+ Entries
Poulet (Bugis+)
Kungfu Paradise (Bugis+)
Bonchon Chicken (Bugis+)
Yayoiken (Bugis+)

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Poulet – Thai Express Opens a Délicieux French Restaurant at Bugis+

By Daniel, October 5, 2012

Poulét (pronounced Poo-lay, meaning chicken) is a new French casual dining restaurant at Bugis+ offering adorable French classics to the masses. Some still call it Illuma, or Bugis Plus.

The French-themed bistro is at an open dining area opposite Ramen Champion. The vibes are modern, comfortable and contemporary, and can be a pleasant place for a two-person dinner, or group outing of ten.

If ‘French’ to you means romantic candle dinner, then you are looking at the wrong place. But skeptics can be rest assured of its taste. I was surprised myself. Maybe it is because Head chef Nelson craved his skills in France, and the kitchens of Les Amis and Au Petit Salut.

While its French Onion Soup ($5.80) may not be the most authentic (where’s the gruyère cheese?), the broth which comes from the Oxtail de Bourguignon is thick and flavourful, with abundant soft caramelized onions. If you are still looking for the cheese, it is sprinkled on the croutons.

The star of the restaurant has to be its Poulet Roti ($15.80 for half, $28.80 for whole), or chicken – brined for a full day in a traditional recipe and placed in a rotisserie for a slow roast to tan to a golden brown. Its home-made white and creamy mushroom Chardonnay Sauce is probably one of the best and addictive chicken sauces I had in a long time.

I have tried quite many bad chickens in Singapore. (But this is different. I was half thinking if the sauce is good, the chicken must be so-so to mask its taste.) The chicken meat itself is succulent moist and tasty, and chicken skin so crisp that I gobbled it away.

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Poulet
201 Victoria Street, Level 4 Bugis+ (former Illuma, Bugis MRT Station), Singapore 188067, Tel: +65 6509 9411
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

Other Chicken Entries
The Rotisserie (China Square Food Centre)
Charly T’s (Nomu Building)
Nandos (Plaza Singapura)
Bonchon Chicken (Bugis+)
Charly Ts (Katong 112)

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