Looking to satisfy your Singaporean taste buds, but don’t want to give up your pasta craving? Thankfully, our local restaurants have perfected the art of Asian fusion pasta. Dine with the ENTERTAINER and try these 5 amazing pasta dishes with special Singaporean flavours—from assam to everyone’s favourite chilli crab.
1. Seafood Spaghettini ‘Mee Goreng’ from Harry’s
With 20 branches strategically located all around Singapore, Harry’s has long been a go-to option for sports and jazz fans, or anyone wanting a cosy dinner and a beer or two. Their unique Seafood Spaghettini ‘Mee Goreng’ (S$22) features Singapore-style fried noodles with crispy squid, tiger prawns, and white fish fillet—definitely one for the seafood and spice lovers.
2. Mummy’s Assam from Spagtacular
Just a short walk from Clarke Quay, Spagtacular serves up hearty meals of pasta at super affordable prices. In addition to familiar flavours like carbonara and bolognese, it also offers Har Cheong Kai Nibblets (from S$12) and a delicious Mummy’s Assam (S$15) pasta. Topped with a huge juicy slab of breaded fried dory fillet, this al dente pasta is infused with rich, flavour-packed, sautéed assam paste. The staff will also try their best to meet any vegetarian or gluten-free requirements you may have.
3. Laksa Pesto Linguine from Gallery & Co.
National Gallery Singapore’s official museum store, the beautifully-decorated Gallery & Co. is far from just a pretty face. Besides housing multiple retail and F&B offerings in a continuous space, it also tries to localise its dishes and personalise them based on ongoing NGS exhibits. One great Singaporean option is the Laksa Pesto Linguine (S$18), which brings together laksa leaves, pesto, and fresh crab meat on a bed of linguine.
Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road #01–05, Singapore 178957
4. Salted Egg Prawn Pasta from Tolido’s Espresso Nook
With new cafés constantly popping up left and right, it’s hard to keep track of which ones are worth visiting. However, you’ll never go wrong with Tolido’s Espresso Nook, well-known for serving up quality food and great artisan coffee. Its Salted Egg Prawn Pasta (S$17.90), with a creamy and fragrant salted egg sauce, is no exception. Light and tasty, with fresh and juicy prawns, this pasta will change your mind about gelak salted egg dishes!
Address: 462 Crawford Lane, #01-63, Singapore 190462
5. Chilli Crab Linguine (S$30) from Native Kitchen
Native Kitchen, housed within Village Hotel Sentosa, is an idyllic tropical escape from the hustle and bustle of the city—but close enough for you to easily get to Sentosa’s attractions. Its island-inspired menu blends the best of land and sea in novel dishes such as the Chilli Crab Linguine, with crab meat, homemade chilli crab sauce, and lime. Bask in Native Kitchen’s cosy atmosphere with this tantalising local treat!
Address: 10 Artillery Avenue, Singapore 099951