Category Archives: Just Western

Pasta with a twist.

My friend brought me here boasting of its great and unique pasta. So I held pretty high expectations of my dinner that night. Fortunately, I was not disappointed when I tried this dish. First impression does matters so at the first bite, you can tell that this is nothing like your typical Italian pasta dish. The special java curry sauce is so flavourful and yet, not too overwhelming for your taste buds. The cream sauce, that carries a mixture of spice and herbs, smothers the linguine, making you crave for that extra spoonful every single time. It is important to take note that the portion was perfect for a girl or a dude with a small appetite. I would recommend you to try out this dish or other pasta variety on a weekday as the corner shop has really limited seats.

Seafood Java Curry Linguine (S$11.90)
Creation Cafe
100 Beach Road
#01-43 Shaw Leisure Gallery
Singapore
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Smoked Duck Baked Rice

Since I dislike milk, I was expecting the cheese to be too overwhelming halfway through the dish. But boy was I in for a surprise. The mozzarella cheese oozing over the rice was perfecto. And I loved how the rice was grain by grain and not clumped together. All these cheesiness could only get better with the thin slices of smoked duck. Not only does it complement the cheese and rice, but it does not make the dish too savoury for your taste buds. For a better gauge, I cleaned off every single grain from that plate. I was the only one who finished my dish. I’m sure that tells a lot. 

Smoked Duck Baked Rice
Lenas
Jurong Point

Pumpkin is actually a fruit.

I always had a distant relationship with pumpkin. Its just like how you would stay away from squash or parsnip. Rare commodities that you would find on your daily meal. But this was before I came face-to-face with the fruit. Twice.

When I ordered this dessert dish to try, I honestly had no expectation. It was based on a recommendation. So, the skeptical me only took half of a piece to taste. But ho and behold, I had no idea that I would be stuffing my face with seconds. Or more than that. Baked from a pumpkin paste, the pancake possesses a mild level of sweetness from the fruit, topped off with a fine layer of icing sugar. Sweet but not too sweet. Definitely one of the best desserts I have ever tried in a Chinese restaurant.

Pumpkin Pancakes
Paradise Dynasty, Ion Orchard

Like I said, I was never a big fan of pumpkin, before I had the pumpkin dessert at Paradise Dynasty, so here I am having a try at another variation of the orange fruit. 

I was caught by surprise by the mild sweetness of the soup, boosted by a light tasting broth. Smooth and creamy, it not only whets your appetite but keeps you wanting for more. 

Pumpkin Soup (Order with their Set Lunch)
Bakerzin
Jurong Point