March 09, 2019

Pasta Supremo @ Suntec City Mall ~ Build Your Own Colourful Handmade Pasta Bowls

A keto diet has been proven (by some of my friends) to be an effective way to lose weight, but it failed big time on me because... I love pastas too much to give it up.

Pasta Supremo ups the temptation factor by offering pasta that are handmade in-house daily, and allowing diners to build their own bowl with a variety of ingredients.

It's up to you if you want your pasta bowl to be over-the-top, instagrammable, or simply a creation that suits your taste buds. But it's definitely not a no-carb friendly choice.

Afterall, pastas are the main stars at Pasta Supremo, taking centerstage in form of long, short and curly, and shades of black, red, blue, as well as the occasional green.

Though pretty in appearance, we would have turned up our noses if artificial substances are behind it, but were rest assured that the colouring comes from natural ingredients such as activated charcoal, blue pea flower, beetroot, and spinach.

Once choice of pasta is decided, diners can pair it with their preferred sauce - Haus Marinara ($8), Sichuan Peppers, Chilli, Garlic & Duck Fat ($8), 3 Mushroom Creme ($10), or Asian Pesto ($10).

Topping selections are aplenty, ranging from Burnt Miso Corn ($3), Bak Kwa Jam ($5), 24-month Aged Parmigino ($2), to protein-rich Confit Garlic Prawns ($5), Duck Rillette ($5), and Wagyu Karubi ($10).

Hmm... chicken meat is missing on the menu? I find it quite odd as chicken is the usually the most "common" and "safest" choice.

We ended up not building our bowls but had the Haus Pasta that's on the ala-carte menu instead, all four flavours of it.

It's actually a very good way to try the different pasta, sauce and topping combinations since it was our first visit to Pasta Supremo, and not sure what will work and what will not work.

The Supremo Porky Marinara ($15) is a pork lover's dream come true with haus bacon, pork meat ball, pork croutons, paired with long black pasta enveloped in marinara sauce oomphed with oil rendered from searing pork belly over high heat.

My mind was screaming "calorie bomb!!!" but my mouth was slurping up pasta goodness without holding back. The fresh pasta had a softer and springy bite compared to dry pasta, and went well the rich tomato-based sauce topped with freshly-grated 24-month aged Parmigiana Reggiano cheese. Love that the sauce was not excessive but just enough to coat the pasta strands nicely, and also the flavourful meatball.

It would have been an all-rounded dish if not for the bacon which was sliced to uneven thickness and had a tough bite.

Carnivore-me really like the Vege Wege Pasta ($18) even though it's meat-free, but duly compensated with the delights of miso corn and an assortment of shimeiji, button, and shiitake mushrooms. The Asian pesto sauce was light, refreshing, and very easy to like.

On the other hand, Carbonara, But Not Really ($18) with mushroom puree and cream was too heavy. It got too "jerlat" after a few bites. Enjoyable (at first), but not really (for me).

Prawn Olio Olio ($20) looked the most appealing with curly blue pasta tossed in Sichuan garlic oil made with green peppercorns, and topped with garlic tiger prawns, lap cheong crumble, and tobiko. Its spiciness is of a comforting level, but you can add more chilli pepper to make it more challenging.

You'd notice that the colour of the pastas are visibly less vibrant after it's cooked.

Other highlights on the menu includes sides like the utterly addictive and crispy Spiced Supremo Chicken Skins ($6), 300-Day Grain Fed Fatty Wagyu ($15), and Stuff On Bread - Avocado & Feta ($4.50), Bak Kwa Jam ($5), Mushroom & Black Truffle Cream ($4) and Cheese Cheese ($5). Pistachio Creme ($6) was an excellent choice for desserts.

Prices are kept affordable too. I guess that's one of the things (besides decent quality) which most people look for when planning their meals, and Pasta Supremo fits the bill well. That probably explains the healthy lunch crowd during our visit recently on a weekday.

If you're heading to Pasta Supremo and do not want to get lost walking around Suntec City Mall looking for the eatery, do note that it's situated right across Gudetama Cafe :)

Pasta Supremo
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-365/344/373/374 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Contact: +65 6909 8138
Opening Hours: Daily 9am-9pm

Prices are stated in Singapore dollars and subject to 10% service charge & 7% GST. Information is correct at point of published date.

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