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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Da Paolo Gastronomia #2
#01-01, 501 Bukit Timah Road
6468 7010

Christina drove us to Serene Centre on her motorbike and we didn’t get lost! Since it was already past lunch hour, we opted for a simple takeaway meal at one of my favourite Italian places.

My Spinach Lasagna ($8.50 nett) was surprisingly tasty even though it may not look very appetizing.

The staff thoughtfully microwaved it for me and it’s rather good when eaten steaming hot. I like that the oven baked lasagna didn’t fall apart when I dug into it. The spinach fillings are quite generous and the pasta sheets are nicely al dente. This is really value for money because I was full even before I finished two-third of it.

Christina had the Roast Beef and Feta Pizza ($6.50 nett) which was nothing special. Like the lasagna, it was very filling and she couldn’t finish the whole slice.

There are some tables and chairs outside the store for patrons to have a quick meal. I don’t really like dining al fresco style because of the hygiene factor. While we were eating, the dust from the nearby construction site made us finish our lunch faster than usual.

Nevertheless, I like all the stuff I’ve tried at Da Paolo so far. How I wish they will open a branch near my house. Maybe then, I won’t mind eating takeaways instead of home cooked food.


3:11 PM



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?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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The Orthorexic Foodie
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