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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Below is a series of ITALIAN food which me and dar consumed over the past 1-2months, starting with the most recent, yesternight, at Peperoni Pizzeria.



Located at 6 Greenwood Avenue, this place sure aint accessible for those coming via public transport. But if you, like me, are looking for a nice dining spot to escape the crowd, noise and heavy traffic, then this is one place not to be missed.

The weather was pretty cool as the heavy downpour had just subsided 10minutes prior to our arrival. Gets you craving for a bowl of hot ramen noodles but hey, sharing a 12inch large pizza and sitting at their warm-lighted alfresco dining area aint all that bad you know? Heah


Pepperoni Pizza


I have to admit, i love pepperoni pizzas! To the extent where i'd stock up on Pepperoni/Salami from Carrefour and prepare pepperoni mozerella sandwiches everyday for lunch at home. Awesome stuff.

Pizzas at Peperoni Pizzeria come in 3 sizes. 9inch for the medium pizza, 12 inch for the large and 21 inch for the XXXL pizza. Its HUGE. H-U-G-E! I believe me and dar would have boldly chosen the 21inch family pizza if we didnt have late lunch at Mien.

In fact, no electrical ovens are used here. Only the conventional wooden fire furnace (its that what you call it?! haha). The crust of the pizza is extremely thin and crispy! One cant help but feel like he/she is eating a very crispy naan. With such a thin crust, the 21inch pizza shldnt pose a challenge for the FAT COW. Hahah

My only gripe? The pizza was a little too oily and limp due to the thin crust. However, plus points for almost excellent service. We'l certainly be back for the XXXL Pizza.

But my preferred choice for pizzas would be, and still is, from Da Paolo Pizza Bar. Its located along Chip Bee Gardens, Holland Village.



The open concept kitchen



We shared one of my all-time favourite salad and a pizza. Pardon me for the poor picture quality as i didnt have my camera with me that night.




I cant remember the names of the dishes exactly but the salad actually contains baby spinach, baby tomatoes, parma ham, croutons and for the dressing, melted Taleggio Cheese.

Ingredients for the pizza include pepperoni (Again, i Konw!), cooked spinach, extra mozerella and a cracked egg! Freak, i love cracked eggs.

Damnn, this is one good pizza. Da Paolo's pizza just has that WOW factor which is apparently absent in all the other pizzas i've had to date. I should just shuddup and let you savor the pictures. hahaha

Oh! Not on the same night but we also had pasta from Da Paolo, La Terrazza. Its located just a few restaurants down from the Pizza Bar.



Dar had his usual seafood alio (safe choice) while i opted for some crabmeat based home-made pasta.



Its pretty good but the pasta was a little too thick for my liking and cream based pastas always fill me up very quickly. To sum it up, i think Da Paolo's pizzas fare better than their pastas. Its decent but i've had better pasta's elsewhere at much more affordable prices.

A friend once brought me to Alforno for dinner and their aglio olio is so good it'd be a crime to keep it a secret. They were currently having a one-for-one DBS card promotion and it'd be a waste to not bring dar there for dinner.


Seafood Aglio



Clams in White Wine


P.S. The mussels do not come that way. Dar arranged them himself. Haha, itchy fingers.

The spaghetti was done al dente and it was full of flavor. One good pasta indeed.

But nothing beats Mien right? Cheap and satisfying. Hahaha!

Its been more than a year since dar and i dined at Wild Rocket. My first visit to Wild Rocket was 2 birthdays ago. It was dar's special surprise. Hah! Sweet~



Wild Rocket is a Fusion restaurant helmed by lawyer turned chef Wilin Low. Its located all the way up at Mount Emily. Not exactly inaccessible as coming via foot is still a feasible option. You'll just have to conquer the long flight of steep stairs. Haha.


Seafood Crustaccean Oil Spaghetti


Another confession, i do have a soft spot for crustaccean oil based pastas.

As for the pasta we had, i'd say its something different, something we've never tried before, something you'd most probably not find in other places. In fact, it kinda gets addictive after a while. I personally felt that it tasted like the chinese fried seafood beehoon. Except this, was certainly tastier. But then again, its fusion! - where italian meets chinese.

What.A.Really.Long.Entry

In short,

Dar loves his pastas' and calamari's. I love my pizzas and cheese. We simply love anything italian.

Its a no-brainer, really.
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