Sunday, November 27, 2016

A Taste of Portico at the National Gallery Singapore

Angel Hair Pasta

When Portico first opened a couple of years ago, I heard mixed reviews, which is probably why I never made any effort to go there. Indeed, I pretty much completely forgot about them until this morning, when they had a little stall set up at the National Gallery Singapore's First Anniversary Light To Night Festival. Naturally, it was a limited menu serving only things that they could keep cold, so that meant that angel hair pasta above as well as some cuts of smoked salmon on a salad.

And while the latter wasn't anything to go nuts over, the former was tasty enough to wolf down in seconds. Granted, it wasn't hard to go wrong when laced with caviar and truffle oil, but still, the noodles weren't overcooked, and the dried shrimp gave it both flavor and texture. In that sense, it was a bit of a localized version of Gunther's noodles (in a good way). I'm not sure how the rest of their food tastes, but I'd eat those noodles again.

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