A Soft Spot for Italian

A Soft Spot for Italian

Featuring fȳr (Boon Tat), Pasta Brava (Craig Road), La Nonna (Holland Village), Aura, Riviera Forlino, Amò, Bar Cicheti, District 10 Bar & Restaurant (UE Square), Burlamacco Ristorante (Stanley Street), Publico Ristorante
Miss Merlot
Miss Merlot

A dry chocolate cake, crumbly rather than moist. Not my favourite dessert and would have done better with some ice cream on the side.

Coffee in an adorable cup. No options for coffee/tea/milk, you get an intense cuppa at the end of your meal regardless whether you want it.

The menu is fixed as an omakase, with no option to go ala carte. Otherwise I'd probably skip this dish on my return. Although pinkish the lamb was not fork tender and flavours were slightly lacking. The other dishes really outshone this.

Alfonsino fish with a saffron sauce. First time having this fish, a little similar to seabass, but most delightful was the generous portion of uni.

A huge slab of foie gras, served with a crispy millefeuille, spinach and duxelle mushroom sauce. Very delicious, although the foie gras was not of a melt-in-your-mouth texture but more like a firm tofu. Every course was a sizable portion you'd expect as a main in any other restaurant.

I hesitate to share about this place, which currently only seats - surprise - 6 people every evening. The food is amazing, and you'll see why reservations are incredible difficult to snag. The starter was a beautifully plated dish of abalone, scallops and ikura, of which the juicy and sweet scallops really stood out.

This was so tender, flavourful without the gamey pungence of lamb. Served with portobello mushrooms and banana shallots. I really liked it.

The best dish and a must order at Amo in my opinion. Homemade chitarra pasta was perfectly al dente, smoked ikura was out of this world, like having a smoke bomb thrown into your mouth, and the mildly flavoured anchovy butter accentuated the ikura's flavours.

Grilled Mediterranean octopus with haricot beans, potatoes and basil pesto. Chef got a little over enthusiastic with the grilling and i did not enjoy ingesting carcinogens. But otherwise it was really tender and flavourful.

This was a spinach and ricotta ravioli tossed with Italian sausage and porcini mushroom, in a parmigiano reggiano sauce. Pasta was al dente, sauce was creamy but not cloying, portion was generous. Nothing to not like about this.

That be some crazy delicious baked cheese that I think was a brie. Just stuff some rosemary, garlic, throw it into the oven and its good to go.

Came just for this dish which seems to be the signature of this place, but it did not impress. Its a little watered down and a little too tangy from the lemons to truly appreciate the brinyness of uni.

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