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Friday, April 25, 2008

Shokudo Japanese Pasta & Pizza
#B1-23 CityLink Mall
6341 9542


After the “starter” of hot balls, Hui Yi and I decided to dine at TCC. However, we were sidetracked by the bright and cheerful décor of Shokudo Japanese Pasta & Pizza instead. There’s an overwhelming plethora of tomato-based to soup-based pastas to choose from. In fact, we had such a hard time deciding that the waitress came over to take our orders (unsuccessfully) thrice!

The presentation of Shake & Horenso Salmon & Spinach Pasta ($14.80++) is rather messy and Hui Yi said that it looks like chinese fried noodles. The pasta comes with a wafu basil sauce which is the 1st time we are trying it.

According to the manager, wafu sauce means “clear fish sauce”. I like the sauce very much! It’s very fragrant and has no fishy smell at all. The broth is probably cooked for quite long and the addition of basil further enhances the flavor. The penne is suitably al dente and the salmon is quite good—tender and not tough at all. This is a good pasta to try if you have difficulty deciding what to order.
The Ebi & Bacon Wasabi Cheese Pizza ($10.80++) is a disappointment though. Even though it boasts of having an “ultra thin crust”, the crust is not crispy enough and soggy in the middle. I find that it is too oily and the combination of cheese and bacon gave me a mega sodium overload. I felt very thirsty after eating it.
For the price we are paying, I would expect a rather more generous topping but each slice only has a thinly sliced prawn on it. I agree with Hui Yi that this is rather like eating biscuits. But I think that better ones can definitely be found elsewhere. My verdict: stick to the pastas and leave the pizzas.

Service was understandably not very prompt when the restaurant was crowded at dinnertime. I had to ask for a refill of water several times. Nevertheless, we observed that the manager was attentive to the needs of diners as he was always bustling about. Judging by the queue forming when we left, this is a popular place for a decent meal at affordable prices.

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In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

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