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Pasta de Waraku

The Central at Clarke Quay has become a rather convenient place for my friends and I to meet up, given that the Northeast line stops right there and all of us don't have the luxury of having a car to drive around. There are also many restaurants in that mall, most of them Japanese-themed. Despite the many different retaurants, I seem to find myself most frequently at Waraku. Waraku and I, we go back a long time but that's another post altogether. Anyway, I noted a loooong time ago that Waraku has a new sister restaurant that focuses on Japanese-Italian pastas and pizzas, simply called Pasta de Waraku and there is an outlet at The Central as well. The concept & menu sounds and looks rather interesting, and as with Waraku, I love the plastic food display as it never fails to amuse me.

One Friday evening, with our stressful week finally behind us, Nibbles & Scribbles and I went to Pasta de Waraku for the first time, after deciding on Italian noodles as the nosh of choice.

I had the scallop and asparagus fettucine in a wafu sauce and opted for the addition of garlic (yes, that was an option). It was surprisingly good! I half-expected the scallops to be meagre and tough but the quantity was generous as the scallops were juicy and plump. The fettucine was borderline overcooked but not just yet and tossed with the wafu sauce, the pasta dish was just so moreish. I would recommend adding garlic because they lended a punch that was quite addictive. I loved the addition of nori strips on the top because it added a bit of crunch and flavour that combined well with the pasta. If I had anything to complain, the dish was a wee bit oily.


Originally set for the basic carbonara, the friend changed her mind as soon as she saw the curry katsu pasta on the seasonal menu. We were again pleasantly surprised by the addition of minced meat in the curry sauce and felt it was another generous touch.

[A sidenote: I think the message on her tee-shirt was very appropriate for that moment!]

The service was very raw as the staff was mainly young students but I give them points for being earnest and attentive. If I don't mind the long wait, I will not hesitate to come back. I heard the pizza's pretty good too.

Pasta de Waraku

(outlets at Velocity, Marina Square and The Central)

Comments

yaya! i went there not long ago too and i find the food there yummy and affordable. u should try their dessert next time too, not bad.
evelyn.boon.s.k said…
Hey...tried the teriyaki pizza that day. It is yummy...nice thin crust.
Kell Ch@n said…
Loved both the pasta & pizza. Yummy...

BTW, you were mentioned on i-weekly! Keep the posts coming...
brad said…
Hahaha. i also haven been to pasta de waraku despite it opened for quite some time and so many outlets available.

But i did went to Waraku restaurant at Central before. Not too bad, should try out Pasta waraku soon : )

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