Have you ever had one of those places in your neighborhood that you always pass by but forget to try because you’re waiting for someone else to recommend it to you?
Well, if my husband and I had waited, then we would have missed out on another jewel this side of the city: Al Forno East Coast
We initially wanted to almost order everything on the menu but we managed to control ourselves and reasoned with our inner Id. And I’m glad we did. The strategy was for each of us to decide on something so my husband assigned me to choose the pasta, and he the pizza.
Our dinner for two started with Farfalle Granchio — bow-tie pasta mixed with fresh crabmeat slivers cooked in a pink sauce and spiked with a hint of chili. If there is one thing I enjoy about living in Singapore, it’s the vast availability of creative culinary creations that incorporate scallops, lobsters, crayfish, crabs and shellfish (have you ever tried Crayfish Mac ‘n Cheese?)
Glad the hubby chose Pizza Al Forno to balance the textures of the pasta. The flavors are fresh and light with a mix of little mounds of ricotta cheese, tomatoes, sausages and a generous heaping of spinach!
Let me share some thoughts about Al Forno’s tiramisu.
To give you a brief background about myself, I’m probably one of those rare characters who generally does not like desserts (yes, I bake but I don’t necessarily eat them )
Now about this tiramisu. The consistency is moist, soft and airy. Like a piece of a fluffy cloud. And the taste? Just a tinge of sweetness to create that mild and delicate flavor I thoroughly enjoyed. I was actually able to have several bites (REAL-size bites and not the token slivers I take when people offer me desserts) without my overwhelming my palate, if that’s any indication of how light it was.
Here is something I told my husband tonight: “You know, I actually liked that tiramisu last night. I like it so much I wouldn’t mind going back even if it’s just to have another slice again.”