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Depizza Recreates The Pizza Dining Experience Through It’s Unique Local Flavors

James Chan

Depizza

From a couple of fellows who have mad love for local Singaporean cuisine and an equal love for pizza comes their brain child, Depizza. Open for business at Boat Quay since mid-February, Depizza specializes in fusing both their loves together (in an extremely DE-licious manner mind you).

For you OG purists, fret not, Depizza also offers all time classics like Pepperoni, Hawaiian, 4 cheeses and their all-time crowd favorite – The 4 Hit Combo.

Depizza interior

The Food

I was unfortunate to have gone for the tasting by myself so there was a limit to the amount of pizzas I could try. I opted for their famous Chilli Crab Pizza and a side of Fat Die Fries. Even then, I wasn’t able to finish everything. It’s that filling. I’ll have to try the Nasi Lemak Pizza ($24) and the Gu Lou Yok Pizza ($22) the next time though!

Chilli Crab Pizza. $26

The first thing that hits you is the familiar Chilli Crab fragrance. Just from the smell alone, one can tell that this dish is the real deal. I was particularly impressed with the generous amounts of real crab meat I could see scattered all over the pizza.

I’m told that lots of Research and Development went into creating this pizza. Well, to me, all that definitely paid off. The taste is definitely legit. Although, it is slightly spicier than most Chilli Crabs I’ve eaten in Singapore (which is a good thing). The icing on the cake? Their MANTOU CRUST! A crispy exterior with a soft and fluffy dough filling!

depizza fat die fries

Fat Die Fries, $14

This is essentially Poutine, a Canadian classic (having a Canadian chef has its perks). French fries, cheese and an extremely sinful beef demiglace sauce. When I asked what went into the demiglace sauce, they told me it was a secret. Okay, no complaints there for this plate of sin. Just take my money.

depizza assorted sauces

Extra Spicy Sauce

To complement your pizzas, there are various condiments at your disposal. You have your standard cheese and chilli flakes AND you have their in-house made sauces – garlic, green chilli pesto and red chili (this is like your chicken rice chilli but on steroids).

If that isn’t good enough for you and you would like something spicy, request for the EXTRA SPICY SAUCE. It’s only meant for people who can “tahan” spice though because that sauce is made from a Carolina Reaper (one of the world’s hottest peppers). Got me perspiring from my first bite.

 

Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

When I eat out, it’s all about the price to satisfaction to how full I am ratio. Depizza checks all the criteria I have and I find myself wanting to visit again and again to try different flavors! So it’s a definite yes from me!

 

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Depizza
35A Boat Quay
Singapore 049824
Tel: 6588 1359

https://www.depizza.sg/

 

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Caffe B Is Now At Club Street – Casual Italian Cuisine With A Japanese Twist

James Chan

Caffe B

Originally from Marina Bay Sands, Caffe B has since shifted to Club Street since January! If you’re not otherwise acquainted with them (YOU SHOULD BE), they are a casual restaurant that serves Italian cuisine with a Japanese twist.

Their new restaurant has THREE LEVELS that houses a bar (first floor), a dining area (second floor) and an exclusive area for private events (third floor). The place even has a lift to travel up and down! Don’t be lazy though, take the damn stairs.

Also, their service is impeccable (and I don’t use this word a lot mind you). Big shout out to good ol George, the most attentive waiter I’ve ever come across.

The Food

I thoroughly enjoyed EVERY dish that came out of the kitchen. Here’s a list of what I ate but I’m pretty certain that even if you don’t order something from this list below and go for something else, it’ll taste pretty darn good.

Farmers Egg, $12

There’s egg yolk, UNI (sea urchin), lemon jam, clam espuna. What’s not to love? And just look at the pretty presentation!

Hiroshima Oysters, $15

If you think this is just a simple oyster on a bed of pebbles, you’re sorely mistaken. There’s ponzu jelly, wasabi foam, ikura and yuzu dressing. Sounds complex but tastes so great!

Maguro Tuna on Crackers, $12

I expected a crunch when I sunk my teeth into the pastry but nope, what you get is a really soft and fulfilling bite. Also, they use truffle mayonnaise and you can smell that a mile away.

Beef Carpaccio, $18

All the dishes are great but this would have to be one of my favs for the night. Tender Japanese Wagyu meat with more truffle and vinegar (to break down the enzymes of the meat even further) just hits the spot for any meal.

Octopus Salad, $16

This is on the top of the list in terms of getting the most value. Just look at the size of the octopus tentacle! It’s longer than my… face. The octopus was perfectly grilled and tender to the bite.

Scallop With Turnip & Brussel Sprouts, $22

Beautifully seared scallops on a bed of tender turnips is an awesome textual combination. Okay, maybe not the Brussel sprouts. I’m not a fan but the broth at the end tastes so good! Practically licked the plate clean (gave the Brussel sprouts to someone else)

Melanzane Pizza With Beef Bolognaise, $22

When it comes to pizza, I don’t usually eat the crust but the way it’s cooked at Caffe B, the crust was soft and so addictive I finished every single bite. No wonder I’m putting on weight. Goodness. The minced beef was also extremely flavorful.

caffe b club street old fashioned

Don’t forget to pair your food with a fine selection of cocktails carefully picked to complement the food by their Mixologist, Mr Michael! I had the Old Fashioned! 

Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

This place is getting a huge yes from me. It’s a place I can bring my family and friends to impress them without worrying about the taste of the food, the money or the ambience. Checks every positive flag in my book for sure.

 

Make a reservation via this link

 

Caffe B
64 Club Street
Singapore 069438
Tel: 6887 3311
https://www.caffebsg.com/

 

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Enjoying Bistecca the Tuscan Way

James Chan

The Weekly Glutton (14/8 – 20/8)

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Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse

As promised, this week we’re featuring a non-Michelin joint. They should be a contender for a star though. Here’s why.

The Food

Bistecca dessert pana cotta

It’s a great place for dates when you soak in the whole dim and luxurious atmosphere BUT it also depends on what you order.

If you’re ordering the 1.1kg Florentina Wagyu Steak, in order to enjoy it, you got to get down and dirty (with your hands) to appreciate the whole steak. Not something you’d want your date to see especially if it’s the first date.

Bistecca steak

Florentina 1.1kg, $188

Yeah, it’s a pretty pricey piece of beef. So let’s break this T-Bone steak down in terms of value to see whether you’re getting the bang for your buck.

  • It’s 1.1kg (inclusive of the bone)
  • Comes from an Australian bred cow
  • The F1 grade means it’s not a pure bred. It’s usually a cross=breed between an Angus or a Holstein cow and a Japanese Black Bull
  • Beef Marbling Scale score of 6 (The scale runs up to 12)
  • The T-Bone contains the Short Loin & Tenderloin cuts of the cow (They’re the most expensive cuts by the way)

I’ve done some cross referencing and Bistecca doesn’t diverge too far away from the market price of such a relatively premium meat.

Taste

All steaks are served with red wine steak sauce, mustard and chimichurri dips. Though I feel that the steak is best eaten as is.

You’ve got the best of both worlds here with a little bit of Fillet Mignon (the tenderloin) and some Short Loin. You won’t believe how juicy and tasty the steak is until you’ve experienced it first-hand.

I started with the Short Loin and boy oh boy, the fats literally just melted and dissipated in my mouth! I didn’t even have to chew it!

Moving on to the Fillet Mignon (Tenderloin)……..

I know it sounds lame but as the name suggests, IT’S SO TENDER! Unfortunately, the trade-off is that this cut has the least amount of fats.

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Service

The service staff were extremely attentive and always wore smiles for the patrons even though they seemed pretty busy with endless orders coming from every direction. Good job Bistecca!

Reservations

Once again, I made reservations for this a week before. Judging from how packed it was over there (mostly an ang moh crowd), you’d want to make reservations a couple of days in advance.

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Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
Address : 26 Mohamed Sultan Road
Singapore 238970
Opening Hours : Mon: 6-10pm , Tue-Sun: 12-2pm, 6-10pm

 

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The Weekly Glutton (27/3 – 02/4)

James Chan

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weekly glutton Acqua e Farina

Acqua e Farina

Tucked in the outskirts of Bukit Timah sits Acqua e Farina, a dining establishment that encompasses the true Italian Ristorante essence.

Every element in the restaurant plays its part to make diners feel like they’ve momentarily been taken to Italy; from the audible chatter and laughter of diners and the mouth-watering aromas of honest Italian cooking wafting throughout the entire dining area.

Upon stepping into the restaurant, I received genuine smiles from undoubtedly almost everyone who worked in Acqua e Farina. Talk about starting on the right note.

weekly glutton Saute di Vongole

Saute di Vongole, $16

For starters, “Live clams tossed with garlic, chilies, white wine, cherry tomatoes and herbs served with toasted ciabatta bread”.

The tender and perfectly cooked clams did the delicious sauce justice. However, the only thing wrong with this was that the portion was minuscule. It is a starter dish after all.

weekly glutton delicious pizza

Pizza Diavola, $23

1st Main dish, “Pizza topped with tomato, mozzarella, pork salami and chilies”

It felt similar to other Italian Restaurants in terms of taste. Then my taste buds met the strategically placed chilies and gave this dish the extra kick needed to set itself apart.

weekly glutton Linguine con Aragostine with succulent crayfish

Linguine con Aragostine, $26

2nd Main dish, “Linguine with crayfish and zucchini tossed in light tomato sauce”

This dish is only available on certain days of the week (I went on Sunday) and cannot be found in the menu but it’s the dish that stole the limelight for the night.

The linguine is beautifully aldente

Crayfish is tender, succulent and juicy and most importantly not overcooked (They give a generous portion too)

The tomato based sauce balanced in gastronomical harmony with the seafood notes of the crayfish and the refreshing crunch of the zucchini is amazing.

I couldn’t get enough of it. I would definitely come back for this dish.

My experience here was a pretty stellar one. Great tasting food, genuine service, decent portions and a real Italian like atmosphere. What’s not to love?

Bring a date, bring your family or even arrange a work lunch or dinner. Acqua e Farina will be the perfect location for any occasion.

Recommended to Order: Linguine con Aragostine

Acqua e Farina
Address: 400 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678050
Tel: 6462 0926
Opening Hours: 11AM–2:30PM, 5:30–10:15PM
Make a reservation on Chope today!

 

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