Friday, November 24, 2006

PaPi, 5 Mohamed Sultan Road

PaPi, from what I've read stands for Pasta and Pizza. Located at 5 Mohammad Sultan Road. The restaurant is easily visible from the main River Valley Road. It's located in between Banoo and Patissier. Like Garibaldi, they're one of those shop house restaurants that provides valet parking for their customers. The place was about half filled tonight. Service was very attentive service despite the small crowd in the restaurant.

The menu looked rather ordinary. A mundane bunch of standard Italian pasta and pizza offerings. No real complains on the quality of the food but the portions were a little dainty. What made eating here a positive experience was that the food is freshly made, done with efficiency and of course, the good service. Their pizza had a thin crust which was great while it was hot. But that crust got soggy quickly. Pasta tasted very decent from what I tried.  The Tagliolini with shrimp and it's bisque "Papi" was appetising because of the semi spicy sauce which I thought was exceptional.

Dinner began with shared antipasti followed by the pastas and pizza. And a foccacia that tasted like corn bread.

"Vitello tonnato" Classic roasted thinly sliced veal served with tuna fish and caper sauce.

Grilled mix vegetables "Verdure" with sliced smoke scamorza cheese

The Vitello tonnato's tuna flavour drowned out the veal. I'm not sure if that's how it's suppose to work. Their grilled vegetables were decent, but the scamorza cheese that came with them appeared in ultra thin slices and only two slices at that. I had expected more of the cheese.

"Nero di Seppia" Tagliatelle with fresh squid ink sauce
"Papi" Tagliolini with shrimp and its own bisque
"Frutti di Mare" with basil pesto and mixed seafood
"Papi" with fresh tomato sauce, egg and truffle puree

Everything about the pasta and pizza here was quite nice. I wished that they could be more generous with the seafood in the Frutti di Mare which I thought was miserable. It looked almost like token decoration.

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