It’s rare in life that you feel like you’ve had truffle fatigue, but by the time the signature foie gras xiao long bao arrive three courses into our seven-course tasting menu, topped with a shaving of the big-bucks fungus and stuffed with a mixture of truffle, foie gras and pork mince, we’re well and truly truffled. With crispy baguette and truffle butter to start, followed by a creamy 'truffle cappuccino' on one menu and pan-seared scallop with truffle vinaigrette on the other, the French-fusion dumplings are undeniably intense. As with much of the rest of the meal, it feels more like a statement of wealth than one of taste, but if you’re an out and-out truffle fiend, you’re in luck.
Most of the tasting menu (there is no à la carte, but you can choose from 388RMB, 588RMB and 888RMB options, all plus 10 percent) is quite good. The roasted crackling suckling pig is both crunchy and juicy in all the right places, with a refreshingly tart fruity jus on the side. The crispy amadai fish is perfectly cooked in a deeply savoury, well-seasoned broth.
Following the recent trend, Justin has landed in a CBD tower, but its service remains grounded and impeccable, and if you’re just looking to spend money on undeniably quality food, Justin’s your man. It should be noted: the restaurant is actually split into French and Singaporean areas, with menus to match. Stay tuned for more on the latter.