Going undercover in Pan Pacific…

Story & photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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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

Laksa Lobster!

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.

Guten Appetit!

Nobody likes whiners but when you WINE a bit, it makes life better! Wahahahah!


Pan Pacific Market Place

Level 1

7 Raffles Boulevard

Marina Square

Singapore 039595

Tel: +65 6336 8111

Toll free number: 1800 7224 342

Please go to http://www.youtube.com and SEARCH “Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet” for my Cooking Show where I demonstrate Cobb Salad with an Asian Twist!

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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