Vongole Bianco ($12), an Italian classic pasta dish that's cooked with clams and white wine ! Reasonably priced items for almost all the items on the menu! What's best is that it's located in the Neighbourhood of Ang Mo Kio which is near us! We actually tried both of the items on the menu, one with just the clams and this one with the pasta. I would say the one with just the clams was better seasoned, flavourful compared to the one with the pasta which was lacklustre, even though the only difference was the pasta. However, I Don't think you can find a place with such decent food at a lower price !
perhaps with Murphy's law? 🤦🏻♀️Everything that could possibly go wrong, went wrong. Essentially seafood pasta in saffron sauce, supposedly a chef's recommendation according to their menu. Starchy, overcooked & underseasoned should be an understatement. What eventually turned me off was that the seafood (all prawns, clams & squid) tasted like they were either directly retrieved from badly frozen department or just poor supplier I wouldn't even.
I don't know, the kitchen might not have the capacity to handle peak hours, so it could be a bad idea to continuously lay out more tables if quality can't meet expectations. The service was alright, they were nice so I actually feel guilty posting. Alright I mean, there're way too many good reviews & it's just weird I'm the only one (hope not?) writing this. Taste is subjective but I wasn't the only one who felt that way.
Those who followed me long enough knows I only post poor reviews like once every few months (mostly due to bad service)? This just so happens to be one with food standard I can't ignore, especially when I hear that people are specially making trips down with high hopes 😢I'm not opposing anyone to head down to try, but perhaps try to go during off-peak hours?
& Let's just hope it's a one off incident, after all it's one of the most atas & affordable options I can order to my place. & I do believe in second chances 🙆🏻
Half dozen oven baked snails, meaty and plump with a nice savoury flavour.
Served in a bright tomato gravy with cheese and garlic. Lovely.
408 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-779
Chef Special Wagyu beef serving at PocoLoco (Ang Mo Kio & Jurong)
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Ordered the Fegato d'oca ($15), risotto with foie gras.. which was super awesome and can't have enough of it! Mister ordered the Ararabiata ($11), Prawn with spicy tomato sauce which turned out okay. Waited for quite awhile for our orders to arrive but all was worth it as the price was great & food turned out great!
Creamy burrata that has a nice stringy texture, though a tad softer than it should be.
Sharp salty parma ham and crunchy arugula pair off well against the juicy cherry tomatoes and drizzle of balsamic and olive oil. Nice.
408 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-779
Beef tenderloin with Gorgonzola sauce. Don't be put off by the blue cheese! Its pungency really lifted the whole dish as the steak was pretty plain. Strongly recommended to get if you are here! Priced at $20.
Wonderful lamb shank. Meat was fall off the bone and tender! The red wine sauce was quite disappointing, pretty mediocre and did nothing to the dish. However, for the portion, $22 nett is pretty good!
Al dente risotto was flavourful with a strong hint of Parmesan cheese. The goose liver is decent, smooth and pretty melt in the mouth. At $15 nett, there is no need to deliberate - just come and join the queue! #BurppleCheapNGood
One of the surprises that you can expect is the Pesce (Seasonal price) which is a lightly seared catch of the day, with crispy skin intact, and then cooked in a reduction of clam broth and served with those huge succulent clams. Besides the mains, they have a whole selection of appetizers, pastas and desserts for your choosing.
Address: 408, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Unit 01-779, Singapore 560408
Each strand of al dente pasta was coated with the #umami from the fresh seafood and saffron sauce.
Delicious and well braised beef cheeks. This is not a regular dish on the menu but rather the "Catch of the Day". Accompanying sauce was a tad sweet but it gave the dish more dimension and complete. Very worth the price of it! 4/5
Pretty decent pasta cooked Al Dente with a well seasoned Saffron cream sauce. Seafood portions were fair for the price but overall quality was good. 4/5
With their small homely interior to simple outdoor seats, Pocoloco serves Italian cuisines at pocket-friendly prices. Pictured here is their Fegato D'oca (priced at $15 NETT), sadly the risotto was underwhelming and wasn't flavourful enough for my liking unless you eat it scoop by scoop with the pan fried foie gras.
The other item - Manzo ($12 NETT, not pictured) was more delightful, it's truffle cream sauce packed a punch, but sadly comes only with small bits of beef and pasta was slightly on the tougher end.