Wild Rocket at Mount Emily, Singapore
I resisted coming here (10A Upper Wilkie Road, 6339-9448) for a very long time, in part because I'm not a big fan of fusion, but also because this place was generating so much buzz that I figured that it was totally overhyped. The fact that its sister restaurant featured burgers with horrendously thick patties - a huge pet peeve of mine - did little to reassure me.
But after finally giving it a try, I realized that I had jumped to the wrong conclusion. All of the pasta was done perfectly firm, and the intrusion of chili pepper flakes on the crabmeat linguini did not feel out of place at all. The signature laksa pesto linguini featured impressively fresh and firm prawns too (but beware if you're not accustomed to the taste of laksa leaf as the green pesto is based on it).
I haven't tried many of their main courses so I can't really speak for those, but the pastas worked for me. Why did they ditch the creamy mushroom pasta though? When I first came here a few months back, that was one of my favorites, especially with all of the aroma from the truffle oil. Today it was served without cream; it was still enjoyable, but I miss the richness of the previous version.