Food Snob Adventures

Food Snob Adventures

Featuring The Beast, Porta, Prego (Fairmont Singapore), Pasta & Co., Brotzeit (Westgate), Burlamacco Ristorante (Stanley Street), FIRST GRILL Gastronomic, AMANO, Time Table Cafe (Jurong West), Miraku
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The baby lamb rack was a surprise - perfectly cooked and the flavors packed a punch! We will definitely be back for the lamb.

Unfortunately, the octopus leg was over cooked and could do with more seasoning. The mashed potatoes served at the base was super thick and starchy (we’ve never tasted mashed potatoes like this). There was also a sweet taste to it which made us unsure if this was even mashed potatoes.

This dish reminded me of fishball noodles. The broth was like soup and way too oily. While it’s cheap and they were generous with the clams, this unfortunately taste more like Asian noodle soup to me.

From the top:
1. Mushroom risotto with added bacon - creamy and delicious. The grains had a bite to them.
2. Pasta alla vodka - sauce was rich and flavorful. Pasta was al dente.
3. Vongole - broth was light and we could really taste the bonito flakes which is unusual for vongole. Generous amount of plump clams.

Overall, wld recommend this place if you enjoy pasta!

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From the top:
1. Taleggio and barolo red wine risotto, braised beef short rib, black truffle ($36) - Risotto was bland and undercooked, and the short rib could be softer. We could barely taste the black truffle too.

2. Carpaccio di Manzo ($26) - We felt there were too much arugula, mushroom and parmesan as the toppings overpowered the thinly sliced beef tenderloin.

3. Angel hair, Maine lobster ($43) - For lack of a better description, the taste reminded us of mee kia tah in tomato sauce. Angel hair was overcooked (not al dente) and the tomato base was lacking seasoning. The lobster was slightly chewy and rubbery too.

Overall, we had high hopes for Prego as it prized itself as an authentic Italian restaurant. However, the dishes disappointed us greatly and we do not recommend dining here. You can easily get better quality Italian food elsewhere at the same price, if not less.

Lach Rosti (smoked salmon rosti with poached egg) $19 - Rosti was moist and delicious. The texture of the smoked salmon reminded us of poached salmon (ie, moist, flaky). Personally, still prefer the Rosti at Marche.

Bauernwurst (Farmer’s sausage) $22 - sausage was thick and bursting with flavors. Potatoes were tasty too but too much of it makes you jelak. This is a dish worth trying tho!

Overall, we’ll be back with burpple’s 1-for-1!

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The 3 course dinner set was amazing and super value for money with burpple 1-for-1 ($60).

Started with the Spanish octopus which was perfectly cooked. We got the lamb shank and pork for mains. There was also a complimentary birthday dessert on top of the 2 desserts we alr have.

Overall it was a pleasant experience as we had a very hearty meal.

Ordered the minestrone ($8), calamari ($16), foie gras and truffle tagliatelle ($32), crab meat fettuccine ($28) and quattro formaggi ($24).

Food was good but pricey for the small portions. Overall made worth with burpple!


Affordable omakase but the sushi didn’t have much taste to them. Our favorites were the beef, uni and minced tuna bowl.

Overall a good experience but will probably not be back.

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Ordered the angel hair pasta with blue swimmer crab ($30) and pappardelle pasta with pork leg ragout ($28) which were delicious. Portions were generous too.

Added the foie gras ($32) which proved too much food for two.

Impeccable service from the service crew who remembered my little reservation note about coming here for a birthday celebration. Didn’t remind them upon arrival so it was a pleasant surprise when they served our tiramisu.

Will definitely be back for the amazing food and service!

The chicken wasn’t thoroughly cooked - there was still the aftertaste of the raw batter. Although we generally enjoyed the bourbon maple syrup that came with the waffles, we’d prefer the alcohol, that was infused in the syrup, to be completely cooked off before serving (was slightly strong and didn’t give the sauce the full depth of flavor)

Our review on the pulled pork tacos was mixed. I found it to be quite nice but my partner thought it was so-so. He felt that it tasted like pizza.

Overall, burpple made the trip here worth it.

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