Pasta J

Pasta J

54 Reviews
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Our food is about simply presented wholesome, really flavourful food in a slightly quirky, not too hip, family friendly environment. Put another way, our approach to food is that of a parent cooking with heart, familiar flavours and generous portions but also with the same down-to-earth approach to presentation, in an almost hip environment your parents would feel comfortable in. We started out selling my pesto sauce at events and then graduated to being a hawker. Unfortunately, despite being a hawker at heart, we had to open a restaurant because of escalating rent and the difficulty of hiring staff for a hawker stall. Our food is very laboriously prepared and frankly maybe the most flavourful you've had. We also sell my pasta sauces and soups in vacuum packs which are very convenient for families to prepare a meal with.
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Address

205 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574345

Saturday:
10:30am - 12:00am

Sunday:
10:30am - 11:00pm

Monday:
12:00pm - 12:00am

Tuesday:
12:00pm - 12:00am

Wednesday:
12:00pm - 12:00am

Thursday:
12:00pm - 12:00am

Friday:
12:00pm - 12:00am

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~$30/pax

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Set in a row of shophouses along Upper Thomson Road, Pasta J makes an excellent spot for pasta-loving dog owners. Dogs are welcome indoors, but you will have to keep yours on a leash beside you. The owner is likely to come by with lots of cuddles though! He's also known to host dress-up events for fur babies. The upcoming Pasta J Dog Halloween Party is on 29 October, with a best dressed competition for owners and their dogs who show up in costume. Food wise, Pasta J does excellent pastas. Get your meat on with the Caramel Carnivore ($16.90). Burpple Tastemaker Kelly Wong loves how the pasta is slicked with smoky, caramelised onions and tossed with marrow, meat and cartilage. She also declares the topping of pork balls to be the yummiest she's had! Pro tip: Seating is limited so make reservations if you're visiting in a group.
Avg Price: $30 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Kelly Wong

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Chanced upon this place cause we saw a pawkid walked out and there was another one inside 😍
The owner (i suppose) is very confident with what's served...

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Verdict: 😊 1st time having shredded meat in my mushroom soup. The taste is quite nice...just need a little getting used to i guess.
An additional garlic bread at the side or top with some croutons would be really nice 😊

What is cheekily named the Break-Up Steak ($42.90, because it is good enough to replace your partner...), is one of the stars here at this Upper Thomson restaurant. Cooked to a smoky char, the hearty piece of ribeye (250g) proves to be tender, juicy and everything a good steak should be. It is served sans sauce, so you can taste all its natural beefiness, elevated by a secret housemade rub concocted by chef-owner John. The sides are equally delicious β€” sweet, caramelised carrots, earthy mushrooms and creamy, comforting mash nicely round up a perfect meal. If you fancy a sweet ending, order the Ultimate Kaya Toast ($6.50), which features rich and silky homemade kaya sandwiched between wafer-thin slices of bread. Ordering breakfast for dessert is an unconventional trick that will certainly reward.
Avg Price: $45 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Vanessa Kou

Onions slowly sautΓ©ed till they caramelized to give a sweet, burnt aroma that coated the pasta, tossed with marrow, scraps of meat and cartilage. Top this off with one of the yummiest homemade pork balls I've ever tried - we simply couldn't get enough of this #pasta! #burpple #italian

It was the big pork bone stock that was pressure cooked. The delicious-ness of this soup just exploded inside your mouth, wrapping your tongue & every tastebuds with nothing but goodness. A MUST Try πŸ‘πŸ»
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Why that name? It's apparently so good that it can replace your partner after a break-up. #notkidding, that was what was written on the menu! I don't know if it's a comparable replacement, but it was certainly a delicious #steak! It was one of the most tender, juicy cuts that I've ever eaten, and packed a punch in taste. A pinch of the accompanying sea salts on the side (my favourite is the one with chilli flakes!) brings out the flavours of the meat even further πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ #burpple #meatlover #carnivore

Though not the usual place to get your classic Singaporean breakfast, Pasta J’s rendition, The Ultimate Kaya Toast ($6.50) is bound to leave you wanting more. And with a name like that you know it certainly packs a punch. Made in house with coconut cream (yes, not coconut milk), egg yolks and a great deal of pandan leaves to get that emerald green colour going; it is potent stuff and oh so guuud.

Not to be mistaken for the run-of-the-mill Kaya, theirs don’t suffuse but instead gives a nice concentrated pandan and coconut flavours as the gooey concoction was all smooth, eggy, velvety and coconutty. But while you savour the fragrant and aromatic jam, lets not forget the warm, crispy evenly toasted bread which was both light and held a crumbly wafer texture complete with a thin slice of cold butter sandwiched between.

An oldie but goldie combination that can’t go wrong. Just imagine as you hold the bite-sized toast between your fingers, the warmth of the bread melts the small pat of butter inside and the sweet pandan come oozing out as you take your bite…mmmmm.

This was a hosted meal.

Rather disappointing dish for the hype and the price. Dont get me wrong, the marinate was wonderful and evidently homemade since it was so unique, but the ribs were rather tough despite being juicy. Had to spend a little effort cutting through the ribs with a knife. The smoky aroma was very enticing, but compared to the other dishes this seems to fall short.

While the pesto is famous, i actually prefer it on the crackers. This dish was loved by the table as well, and im proud to announce that the prawns were fantastic and arent overwhelmed by the pesto

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Ginormous gratifying drumstick was really juicy. The pasta sauce was rather bland but at least it was creamy. Order for the generous chicken drumstick thats gonna fill you up! Black olives were a nice addition but unfortunately couldnt save the rather bland sauce

Majority agreed that this was the best dish of the meal! Full of deep meaty notes from the bone marrow without being too oily, while being nutty with a hint of sweetness. Moreover, pasta was perfectly cooked

Had a lovely dinner @pastajsg as it's dog friendly (NOT dog cafe) & food is well executed! But i should stop eating cafe-style pasta's - it's my fav food & i keep getting disappointed coz i set too high a benchmark. πŸ˜‚
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Rating: 7.5/10
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Will i return/recommend: Yes/Yes
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Pros: Very good service πŸ‘ Can feel the passion, thought & love of the owners' efforts in the cafe & food. Everything was nice (but kindda salty/sweet). Not a beef person but steak was so yummy. Favs for today: Striploin, tomato soup, creme brulee.
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Cons: Food took long time (read it's made from scratch that's why). Portion sizing a bit weird? Soup & creme brulee came in tiny cups not taller than a salt shaker. Very salty pesto pasta😝 Kaya toast was good but too sweet AND salty😨
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Price: S$85.80 - 2pax, finished everything

They made claim that this steak is better than those from a world famous steakhouse. My view? I won't compare, but this steak is indeed really good, very tender, juicy and savoury, and worth the $42.90 price tag . That external grill was also smoky and a little crisp, and this was the first item that we wiped clean out of all dishes we tried.
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This is taken during an invited tasted with the Burpple Tastemakers, arranged by @Burpple.

The chicken was supposed to be small portioned but it's already super satisfying. A really homely bowl that sticks to your ribs. The herb and garlic were really and mellow but the red bell pepper sauce turned out to be cream sauce with only 1 lonely piece of red bell pepper? Not sure what happened there. Would still advice the more famous items on the menu though

Comfort food. Basically a tomata base with bacon in it for a meaty flavour. Meatballs were decent as well. Nothing to shout about compared to some of the more other spectacular pastas available

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