Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Nudeles.4 : pasta dishes in food centre

This is a hawker stall started on 8 December 2021 at the popular Chinatown Complex Food Centre serving affordable pasta dishes by Clarence Chooi, 27. He got a Nitec course in Western Culinary Arts by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) before joining Jaan by Kirk Westaway and already closed Joel Robuchon Restaurant as an intern. This followed by working at Olivia, a Spanish restaurant for 2 years. 

His signature dishes are Lobster Bisque ($8) and Squid Ink Pasta ($8) together with Beef Bolognese ($6.50) and Carbonara ($8). I ordered the Lobster Bisque and Beef Bolognese to have it at home. 

Beef Bolognese came with Fusilli pasta and 2 pieces of meatballs. It got bits of minced beef in it but was a little too dry. The meatballs were tasty, it was deep-fried to give it a better texture. 

The Lobster Bisque consists of spaghetti with prawns, squid, clams, and mussels. The texture of spaghetti was cooked just right, tossed in the sauce with a distinct seafood flavor. When my dining companion tasted it, he jokingly said, "This tasted like angmo hae mee." I prefer it to be saucier though. 

Overall, it was not too bad but not too exciting as it could be better. 

335 Smith Street #02-034 Chinatown Complex Food Centre SINGAPORE
Operating Hours: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm (Closed on Mondays)