Pasta, Pizza 🍕 & bites

Pasta, Pizza 🍕 & bites

A lil’ of Italiano and American here
Chubby Cheeks
Chubby Cheeks

It’s the second visit with the husband. He decided to give the seared prawn pasta a try. Being a seafood fan, it’s not hard to win his heart. The penne was cooked al-dente and really huge in size, meant to soak by the prawn and garlicky bits. For garlic haters, the overpowering fragrance (?) of garlic might seem rather nightmarish. For garlic heaven, you’ll love this to bits. It’s a great seafood option, but I wouldn’t say this is much to scream about or travel for. Priced at $26++, this is rather steeply-priced. Thanks to Burpple, we got this at $13++!

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Here on our second visit, the husband and I decided to try other pasta options that we haven’t tried prior. So here’s featuring the beef cheek pasta, cooked with chunks of beef cheek. Again, the pasta was cooked al-dente and well coated with pasta sauce infused with red wine. Relative to the duck tagliatelle that we had, the pasta sauce wasn’t as well picked up by the spaghtetti tho. I also would prefer the pasta sauce to be thiccccker and less liquid-y. The beef cheek was tender-licious, and would certainly bring about a greater mouthfeel if there weren’t diced into small chunks. I’d prefer it to be in a dollop as it is - there’s always joy in tearing the meat slices with a fork. Overall, it’s certainly an above-than-average pasta as expected from our new favourite pasta place but I’ll stick with the Duck Tagliatelle on the next visit!

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The combination of shredded duck, with some unknown secret home gravy, topped with cooked spinach and hazelnut is a rather rare combination that worked out pleasantly well! The unknown gravy tastes rather seafoody, with a good portion of garlic. The husband was quick to point out that I probably wouldnt enjoy this due to the prominent presence of garlic. Well, that's quite true but in all fairness, it was palatable as garlic wasnt the highlight here; I was quite looking forward to each bite in the combi of al dente tagliatelle (homemade!), shredded duck and hazelnuts! And yes, hazelnuts were as huge as pictured - whole hazelnuts sliced in halves!

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Y'know, the typical comfort food. It was crisp on the surface facing upwards. The underneath was kinda mushy from the condensation. Aw. i guess this could have been managed slightly better! Freshness wise, no fishy-tasting oysters (phew!)

Well, another must try, apart from the famed Burrata pizza, is probably this mushroom Truffle Pizza that we saw from almost every other table. The strong truffle fragrance permeates through the air as soon as it was laid on our table. Lino's very generous with the truffle spread on the pizza!!! We loved the shrooms and truffle mix. The crust-to-shrooms ratio was perfect, not too thick and bready. I didnt feel overly stuffed with carbs after my meal and that's an awesome feeling post pizza-meal! It's served with a sunny side up in the centre - only if it's more oozy than cooked, it'd be closer to perfect. Nevertheless, this was an otherwise pretty awesome meal to start a lazy noon. It's made so much more affordable with Burpple beyond 1-1! Without it, we'll come back for their set-meal - pretty value worth too at $24++ for 1 appetizer, 1 main and 1 dessert!

The greenery on this plate screams healthy - or rather, made the carb-loaded dish appear way healthier than it should be. What a bonus! Doused in basil pesto sauce, this is definitely one of the healthier pasta options compared to tomato or cream based ones. Also, go for the handmade Tagliatelle! The +$3 surcharge is certainly worth it! We love how the al-dente tagliatelle scoops and binds to the pesto basil. Texture and thickness was balanced, even and perfect! It was made even better with parmesan toppings - that you can ask for more if you wish. Portion wise, it looks pretty tiny but enough to fill you up towards the end. Understandably why they're so, so crowded.

Price wise, it's slightly on the steeper end - $24++ or $27++ (with tagliatelle upgrade). For a yummylicious deal here, use burpple 1-1 beyond. Note: Service charge is applicable to the 'free' dish

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Extremely peppery and a lil’ too al-dente! Slightly too hard for my preference but everyone else on the table loved it!

La mensa offers a rather comprehensive menu of pasta - with different pasta forms (spaghetti, pappardelle, ribbon, linguine and shell) in different sauce bases. I love how they're of reasonably price, with pasta that rivals that of Italian cafes/restos in terms of taste. Texture wise, I dont think they're handmade pasta .. and reasonably so given the more affordable price point. For mains, we tried the Fruitti Di Mare (decent, not outstanding), Alfredo (wow!) and Beef Ragu (wow!). Chicken Alfredo was exceptionally rich in cream, with servings of roasted chicken (to golden brown!). The chicken slices were also pullable by fork - not at all tough or overcooked. The Beef Ragu was generously filled with minced beef, well mixed in slightly spicy tomato base. For sides, we tried the mussels and the fried squid rings. The mussels were slightly steep in price ($12) but came in a spicy, garlicky unique soup broth that I havent had anywhere. The fried squid rings appeared on every other table, served with HALF a lemon. This is a must try! The batter added a nice crunch to the rings and didnt taste oily nor cloying. It's so cripsy that little clusters of the fried batter fell with each bite. The squid were cooked to perfection - no rubbery nor fishy taste - it takes just a few chews to swallow it down!

): it was.. disappointing with really sparse ingredients. As pictured, very little ham, shrooms, artichokes. Taste-wise, not too bad (how to go wrong?!) But really nothing close to the generous spread of ingredients in Italy!

My chubby cheeks speak of my love in uncovering new bites & savouring ‘em all!

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