Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tokyo Pasta Mario, 313@Somerset

Prawn Mushroom Mentaiko Cream Pasta

This was an unplanned visit. We were actually on our way over to Piao Xiang when I noticed the "Pasta Mario" signage from a distance. It turns out that these guys took over Go! Go! Curry's old stall (313 Orchard Road #05-01), presumably given how Go! Go! had since moved into the location of Grill Fish Nagato at PARCO Marina Bay. (Sister stall Huhu Udon was still at 313@Somerset, in case you were wondering.)

Not to be confused with Da Mario Pizzeria down at Robertson Quay, this was a food court stall selling Japanese pasta, like this mentaiko cream rendition here. I was pretty discouraged at first, given what appeared to be a bowl of dishwater for soup along with terrible clump of noodles. I wasn't happy that they threw on that scoop of shichimi togarashi without even asking me either.

Fortunately, the noodles were firmer than I was expecting, while the sauce was rich. It was still a far cry from Youmenya Goemon, but at least it was a lot better than it looked.

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