13 Places That Serves Awesome Asian-Fusion Pasta in Singapore!
13 Places That Serves Awesome Asian-Fusion Pasta in Singapore!
I’ve always been a massive fan of pasta — it’s such a versatile ingredient! But I’m sure that at some point, we’ve all grown a little tired of eating the same Aglio Olio or Carbonara. So, I’m really glad that more and more eateries are sending out creative pasta dishes that are infused with Singaporean, Japanese, or even Thai flavours. If you’re searching for the best Asian-fusion pasta in Singapore, bookmark this article!
- EagleWings Loft
- 吃 Western
- 49 Seats
- Kindred Folk
- The Flaming Pan – Pasta & Grill
- At The Myo
- Noods & Meats
- Noosh Halal Noodle Bar & Grill
This Muslim-owned café will definitely satisfy your ‘kravings’. Situated at Bali Lane, KRAVE serves a vast selection of Malay-Western fusion dishes!
The Laksa Sayang Eh! ($18) is KRAVE’s unique take on a Singaporean classic. This dish was hearty and oh-so-satisfying. I don’t even think you need to be a fan of laksa to enjoy it! The rich gravy is a lot more lemak (thicker) than that of a typical laksa, and is incredibly aromatic as it’s infused with slices of garlic.
We’ve also featured them in our 9 Delicious (Crispy?) Rendang to Satisfy Your Cravings After #RendangGate article.
Here’s an option for you Japanese food lovers! Sutāchi, which is located in Chinatown Complex Hawker Centre, describes its food as a fusion between Japanese and Italian cuisines. The stall was opened last December by two young hawkerpreneurs, Yu Ting (32 years old) and Alex (28 years old)!
Sutāchi’s Salmon Mentaiko Pasta ($7.50) features spaghetti that’s mixed with chunks of salmon and comes topped with a dollop of Japan-imported mentaiko. As a finishing touch, the mentaiko is blow-torched to add a smoky char. Overall, despite this being a creamy pasta dish, it was not too heavy so I definitely didn’t feel jelak while eating it! And this is one of my favourite pasta in Singapore!
Read the full article on Sutāchi here.
Address: 335 Smith Street, #02-060, Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre, Singapore 050335
Mobile: 9785 1382
Email Address: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Mon: 11:30am to 2:30pm, Tues to Sat: 11:30am to 2:30pm & 6pm to 9:30pm, closed on Sundays.
When I was in secondary school, the McDonald’s at King Albert Park (KAP) used to be a popular after-school hangout for those who studied in the area. Sadly, it has closed down, and a newly renovated (but mostly uninhabited) mall sits in its place. Thankfully, EagleWings Loft makes it a place worth visiting again!
This nautical-themed café serves up both Western and Asian delights, but sometimes a fusion of both! Their Beachside Belachan ($18) is built with chopped garlic, fresh prawns and homemade belachan! The belachan really packed a punch!
Address: 9 King Albert Park, #01-14/33/34/56/57 KAP Residences Mall, Singapore 598332
Phone: 6264 7787
Mobile: 8151 7777
Email Address: [email protected]
Area: Bukit Timah
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 10:30am to 12am, Sat to Sun: 8:30am to 12am.
Located in Toa Payoh North, 吃 Western is a hawker stall that opened three years ago. As their name implies, the stall serves up local-style Western classics, but with an Asian twist!
The Seafood Tom Yam Cream Pasta ($9.90) is a special item that is highly recommended. This dish contains a good selection of seafood which includes clams, prawns, squid and fish fillets. The cream-based sauce is infused with 吃 Western’s very own tom yam paste! The sauce had just the right consistency and carried a subtle tinge of sweetness and sourness. The seafood was cooked really well too!
Read the full article on 吃 Western here!
Address: Blk 206 Toa Payoh North, #01-1197, Singapore 310206
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 11:30am to 8:30pm, Weekends & Public Holidays: 12pm to 8:30pm.
49 Seats was established in 2012, in a humble shophouse. It has relocated a few times over the years and now rests in The Centrepoint. Famous for its Tom Yam Seafood Pasta ($14.90), 49 Seats even created a ‘Level 49 Spicy’ version of it for the brave souls out there.
I wasn’t feeling as brave that day, but I was craving for a substantial meal. 49 Seats has a new rendition of their signature pasta — Tom Yam Salted Egg Pasta with Chicken Cutlet & Seafood ($16.90). This dish was just fantastic! The sauce screams ‘tom yam’ flavour without being overpowering. Not only was it rich and creamy, but it also had just the right level of acidic tang and spice.
If you’ve read our article on Kindred Folk, you’ll know that it’s an artisanal ice cream spot in King Albert Park. But, did you know that they serve pasta and pizza as well?
Kindred Folk is definitely one of the more affordable places where you can grab a plate of pasta in Singapore. While an a la carte pasta costs $15, a pasta and drink set goes for just $9.90 for students! The Green-Eyed Monster sees penne coated in a creamy Thai green curry sauce, and tossed with pan-fried chicken breast and sautéed zucchini.
The warm and inviting décor alone makes this place worth a visit. I mean, they even have an adult-sized hammock!
Walaku is a Halal eatery that serves up traditional local dishes with a modern twist! They have opened three outlets so far, including two hawker stalls at Yishun and Bedok. We decided to pay their latest outlet, a brand new bistro at Joo Chiat Road, a visit!
The Seafood Lemak Padang Pasta ($15.90) was created with Western cooking techniques but carries uniquely Asian flavours. Walaku makes their own aromatic ‘lemak padang’ paste and enriches it with coconut milk. This dish was truly mouth-watering! The sauce was beautifully rich, and creamy. The blend of spices in the lemak padang was enchanting and did not overwhelm one bit. The richness of the dish was perfectly balanced out by the salty and refreshing seafood which consists of prawns, squid and New Zealand mussels.
Check out the full article on Walaku here!
Address: 102 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427396
Mobile: 9781 7844
Opening Hours: 11am to 9:30pm daily, closed on Monday.
Fasta is a no-frills eatery which serves interesting pasta dishes catered to busy office-workers, and casual shoppers, in South Beach Avenue. 22-year-old Rayson Ling got bored of the usual pasta served in restaurants and came up with a creative selection. There are two menus — Warm Bowls and Cold Bowls. You can also choose from a range of pastas, grains, meats and sides to create your own fun Fasta bowl!
The most memorable dish was the Siow Ba Mee ($13). The homemade roasted pork is first marinated with sweet sauce and sugar before it is roasted with rosemary and thyme. Crackling skin, checked. Tender meat, checked. Even though the pasta with sweet sauce was a tad too sweet for my palate, we thoroughly enjoyed the caramelised meat!
Fasta was also featured in our South Beach Avenue – The New After-Work Hangout article.
Address: 26 Beach Road, South Beach Avenue #B1-23, Singapore 189768
Opening Hours: 12pm to 9pm daily, closed on Sunday.
The Flaming Pan is run by a young 28-year-old, and serves up Asian-inspired fusion pasta dishes! If you are craving for something more traditional, the stall also has a ‘safe-bet pasta’ menu which includes classics such as Carbonara and Beef Bolognese.
The Thai Style Aglio Olio ($7.50) is a unique twist on the popular pasta dish. The chef uses non-traditional ingredients such as kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, coriander and chilli padi in the making of the sauce! The pasta is completed with mushrooms, prawns, arugula and a wedge of lime. The pasta may look plain, but it is spicy and very garlicky.
This stall was also featured in 7 Affordable Hawker Stalls to Satisfy Your Western Food Cravings! article.
The Flaming Pan - Pasta & Grill
Address: 110 Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, Singapore 519641
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily, closed on Mondays.
Home-grown architecture practice DP Architects and local restaurateurs The Food Explorer Group, owners of popular bistro GRUB, are the people behind Redpan. The partnership has allowed both parties from very different industries to focus on their strengths of design as well as food development respectively, each bringing their best to the table.
The Prawn & ‘Hae Bee Hiam’ Pasta ($19) is an addictively spicy dish that sees tagliatelle tossed in a house-made spicy shrimp paste that’s made according to a recipe that’s passed down from Chef Mervyn Phan’s grandmother. The pasta is cooked till al dente and is wickedly spicy. Don’t forget to squeeze in some lime. This is one of the best pasta in Singapore and that I’d revisit Redpan just for it.
Check out the full article on Redpan here.
When I first heard of this eatery, I was confused as to what a “Myo” is. It turns out that Myo actually refers to the Japanese character, 妙, and it directly translates to ‘wonderful’ in English! This eatery opened as a hawker stall 10 years ago but has since relocated to a cosy little space in Everton Park.
At The Myo serves up wallet-friendly locally-inspired rice and pasta dishes. The Hae Bi Hiam Bacon Linguini ($12) features linguini that’s tossed in a house-made spicy shrimp paste. Oh, and the generous amount of bacon sure doesn’t hurt. The pasta had a lovely umami, while the bacon coated each strand of pasta with a delightful layer of oil. You can’t go wrong with this dish. Who doesn’t love bacon?
Noodles? Meats? Sounds typical, but it’s not. The former executive chef of Arteastiq, Firdaus Nasir, has brought Noods & Meats to this quiet part of Yishun. The Muslim-owned stall might be just a few months old, but don’t underestimate it! There are easily more than 15 delectable dishes on the menu.
The Di Kicap ($9.90) brings al dente spaghetti and a delicious sweet sambal sauce together. Each strand of spaghetti was thoroughly coated in the mildly viscous sambal sauce, so every bite delivered a fiery blow. Now, I love spicy food so the di kicap is enjoyable. If you can’t take the heat, get ready a cup of teh bing before you dig in. The roasted chicken leg was flavourful, albeit too dry, and tasted pretty good when savoured with the sedap sambal sauce.
Check out the full article on Noods & Meats here.
Noosh Halal Noodle Bar and Grill is not your typical Halal place which serves up only Nasi Goreng, Nasi Briyani and Mee Goreng. Instead, they noosh out incredible fusion food that will change what you think Halal food encompasses.
If you are looking to have a really spicy pasta in Singapore, the Smoked Duck Lemak Chili Padi Pasta ($16.90) was mind-blowingly spicy. You may request for a “less-spicy” or “non-spicy” version, if you’ll like. The flavours were intense, with a pronounced presence of coconut. Although the duck was a little difficult to tear apart, the meat itself was actually quite tasty and tender.
Check out the full article on Noosh Halal Noodle Bar & Grill here.
Noosh Halal Noodle Bar & Grill
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, Esplanade Mall, #01-13B, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 12pm-10pm (except Fri). Fri, 3pm-10pm
So here we are, 13 best pasta in Singapore! Which of the 13 pasta dishes listed above are you going to try first? If you have any other recommendations, please share them with us!