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The audacious and exuberant Travelling Gourmet TM goes incognito to…
MARKET PLACE in Pan Pacific to try the Spinach Soup which had a lovely velvety texture and flavor but was not served hot…but just warm. Nice decoration of sour cream in a lattice pattern on top…
Pacific Cobb Salad inspired by the famous Cobb Salad a la The Brown Derby in Hollywood is very tasty but the Chef has tweaked it. It is not the original recipe. I would have liked the bacon bits to be bigger in the form of 3mm by 3mm Brunoise. However, the 1mm thick Parmigiano Cracker like a crispy Lavosh was a nice touch and added more texture to this dish
The Asian Delight offering of Laksa Lobster was Thai inspired with fiery dip with a sour edge, and a green curry like thick broth…NIce…yummie! Food writers who are not Baba or Nyonya (Peranakan- a term coined by the Singapore Tourism Board) always say “Shiok!”. The other goodoo phrase they use a lot is to die for which is so bloody stooopid, because when you are dead, you cannot taste any food or wines or anything for that matter, capisch. To get back to the point, in polite Baba-Bibik society it is usually not bandied about because it can mean the ecstacy of a sexual Orgasm. However, I dare say, this term may be loosely used for this dish. Incidentally I am a Baba.
Bratwurst, Bierwurst, Schinken und mehr…
I love the Wursten (sausages) here all made with passion by mein gutter Freund, affable Chef Leonhard Weber known to his staff as Chef Leo…I could not resist taking home a packet of Cheese Cracker Sausages! I love Currywurst in Konnofke’s in Berlin!
Are you being Served?
Service could be improved but it is understandable due to the current manpower shortages facing the Food & Beverage industry in Singapore…The Filipina waitress was very good but the Taiwanese waiter was somewhat lackadaisical…It is hard to get good help nowadays n’est pas…
I find the ambience here with its eclectic décor most welcoming and salubrious.
Nobody likes whiners but when you WINE a bit, it makes life better! Wahahahah!
Pan Pacific Market Place
7 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 6336 8111
Toll free number: 1800 7224 342
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