Perfectly fried truffle mushroom risotto rice balls, stacked atop each other in a tomato-based pond & topped with grated parmesan is not something you'd think of when you head to a pizza parlour. But boy does this catch your eye & appetite when you order it!

The hint of truffle is subtle (smell-wise), but when you bite into it, the gentle aroma of truffle perfumes every possible taste bud & senses in your body to give you that nice oomph, leaving you wanting to dive into it another time.

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This gorgeous plate is one dish for the carbonara lovers. As one of the 2 pastas available on the mains menu, I'd rather this anytime!

The thick, creamy (though there's no cream) & cheesy linguine with a perfect yolk in the middle layers every corner of your mouth as you slurp down each strand.

The dish is well-balanced & is exactly what you'd expect, no less.

Apart from the mains, please have a go at their cocktails! Their usual prices are $19++ & up which is fairly affordable for CBD area drinks.

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Thank you #burpplebeyond for the keeping some of these restaurants in contact! We were able to enjoy Amano's amazing pastas, at a 1 for 1 deal.

I called in advance to order so that I didn't have to wait too long at the restaurant. Unfortunately, some of the dishes that I wanted were out of stock, but nonetheless, it was still a hearty meal!

The standouts from this meal was the Mushroom Risotto & the Tortellini!

The Unami earthy flavours of the risotto filled the air as we opened each container. While it doesn't look like much, it tastes a whole lot better.

The tortellini (looks more like ravioli) was packed with spinach & ricotta & each piece was stuffed yet perfectly sealed. The balance of the sauce & the ravioli was just right!

If you have a chance, do go for their pizzas as well! Worth every penny!

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Tomato Base, Burrata & Basil - 3 simple ingredients, but becomes a perfect mix on the pizza.

Each slice was tangy, yet savoury, and with a hint of herbs. Definitely a slice that you can chow down easily, this Burrata pizza stole our hearts and stomach the second it hit our tongues.

What I enjoyed as well was the thin, light and airy crust, which was hand-pulled before being thrown in the oven!

Best part, this is on burpple beyond, and is part of the 1 for 1 offerings!

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Tucked at the second floor of Bishan Stadium & overlooking the track is Good Bites, a pretty, aesthetically pleasing space serving up decent bites in this central area.

Thanks to #burpplebeyond, we managed to get 1 for 1 pastas from their option of 6. Apart from that, they do also serve up burgers & healthy bowls!

For their Seafood Aglio Olio ($14.50), it comes with fresh prawns, squid, mussels, lightly tossed in olive oil & garlic with spaghetti. However, we requested for pure prawns as my sister doesn't take the other 2 & they kindly obliged with additional fees (yay, plus point)!

Pasta was slightly overcooked, but came as a decent portion with fresh plump juicy prawns! Flavour & taste wise was spot on, without being too oily, definitely a dish to have if you're looking for something light & simple.

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As the name states, this is possibly a dish you'd want to indulge in to feel better in the event of a bad break up & you'd likely will.

The break up steak is made of a 300g aged ribeye, aged in-house, served with 2 types of salt - garlic salt & smoked chilli salt, mashed potatoes, twice sautรฉed mushrooms & roasted carrots.

It may look simple, but the cooked at medium rare, the ribeye is so tender & soft, it almost melts in your mouth. The 2 salts (made in-house) provided helps to heighten the flavour by just a notch, making it super easy for you to wipe this plate clean!

The sides that comes with the steak compliments it pretty well & definitely fills you to the brim!

Definitely something for you to try if you're a steak lover! #noragrats

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If you've heard of LINO, you'd know they have recently ventured into having a pasta bar! Located within Shaw House, LINO Pasta Bar serves up simple 3 or 4 course set menus for lunch and dinner, at affordable rates of $24++ or $30++ respectively.

For each set, you can also choose to top up for selected items of each category!

For the burrata, it comes with tomatoes & homemade pesto & served with a side of toasted focaccia.

The condiments were extremely well-balanced & complimented the burrata perfectly! Only downside was that there was not enough pesto! However, the servers were kind enough to provide us an extra portion upon request! The pesto was a crowd pleaser with hints of herbs & crushed nuts.

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Shared my thoughts about the finished product in my previous post, but here's how it starts.

Never would you have imagined how each component complimented each other so so well. A definite must order if you are a burrata fan!

A stand out dish of the night was our starter, the Salted Fish Buffalo Mozzarella Burratina. Essentially, your usual burrata suspects, with a twist of salted fish.

Yes, salted fish. Deep fried salted fish is added to the mix to give this pop a different dimension!

The dish is first served separately, and plated right in front of you. Each piece of thinly sliced & crispy foccacia is used as a base to piece together the burrata, roasted cured tomatoes, a drizzle of honey, topped with bits of salted egg & black sesame.

what you get is an amazing mix of sweet, savoury, salty, as well as loads of crunch beyond your imagination.

Not traditional, but so so good.

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Finally made it down to Eleven Strands after hearing so much about it! & boy did they not disappoint.

Thanks to Burpple beyond, we managed to get our pasta at 1 for 1! We ordered the Grilled Prawns Pesto Pasta and Squid Ink Pasta, with a side of truffle Kombu fries & it was quite a full meal!

I love that they gave us the option of choosing our choice of pasta. I decided on fusilli as I wanted every curve and angle to hold on to the pesto sauce.

As the plate touched the table, I knew I was in for a treat! I first caught slight hints of toasted pine nuts & with every mouthful of pasta, the flavours grew more! Their version was pesto was on a lighter side and they added a pretty generous amount of olive oil, however, it wasnโ€™t too oily. Even after finishing up the bits of pasta and prawns, I used the fries to wipe up the remaining puddle of oil as it was just soooo tasty!

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An Italian classic (I would think) is a squid ink pasta. As a child, youโ€™d have seen it on tv & wonder how people got their teeth stained black while eating pasta. & itโ€™s only till much later that you discover squid ink pasta.

Cooked simple in squid ink & white wine sauce, the linguine was served al dante, with rings of squid, heaps of garlic and came pipping hot.

A fairly simple dish, but a satisfying one nonetheless as you slurp down this black beauty.

Thanks to burpple beyond, our total bill of 2 pastas was $24 #worthit

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Thanks to #burpplebeyond, our fri-date got a whole lot better with pastas at a cosy corner in The Grandstand, Turf City.

Unfortunately, the stores in PasarBella have closed down, so thereโ€™s lesser options available. Thankfully, burpple beyond brought us here to find a hidden gem!

With 1 for 1, youโ€™d get a choice of pizza or pasta! Iโ€™d recommend pizzas if youโ€™re going in a big group as each pizza can feed at least 2 pax! If not, the pasta is perfect for just 1 person.

The gnocchi boscaiola is handmade gnocchi, cooked in creamy tomato sauce, with comes with crispy fried bacon & mushrooms. A fairly simple dish, but extremely flavourful & aromatic, from the mixture of fried bacon & mushrooms. Only downside was that the gnocchi was slightly overcooked, which ended up being a little mushy. But otherwise, it was a pretty good dish!

Side note, for a Friday evening (approx 7pm), it was a full house and we spotted a couple of tables which were reserved, so reservations are recommended! If youโ€™re using burpple beyond, do remember to call in & not use Chope (cause they consider it as double points entries).

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