K W •
09 Nov 2011 • 219 reviews • 2 followers
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ooh am i the first to write a review for this?! :D
oasia hotel in novena has finally finished construction!! and together with it is this really cute noodle shop called doodle xD it's under the same management as saladstop! which is another place which i've been wanting to try for quite a while, but haven't gotten around to it yet :/
anyways, it's this really cosy shop which sells asian-inspired pasta, along with soup, wine and desserts.
i spent a long time staring at the menu trying to decide which pasta to order. they all sounded so interesting! :D considering how it's relatively near to my house (okay, note 'relatively': it's actually not THAT near) i will definitely want to come back here again! :)
finally decided on the laksa lips ($11.50) which i must say was an AWESOME choice! i was really surprised at how wonderful it tasted! this is a twist on the traditional laksa, in the sense that the noodles are linguine, rather than your typical mee or thick beehoon. and i have to say, i thoroughly enjoyed this version! the sauce was full-bodied and packed a punch with the rich flavour of the coconut and laksa leaves. it was thick and creamy, but not overwhelming so, and i could actually finish the entire plate, resisting the urge to lick it clean. :P it was THAT yummy :D it came with a generous serving of prawns, fish cake, beancurd and straw mushrooms. if you think that this is just a more expensive version of your hawker centre laksa, it's NOT. it's BETTER :D
the reason why i'll be back would be to have The Sweet Spot ($11.80), which includes a pulled pork stew braised in cognac and whiskey, red wine glazed onions and garnished with parmesan cheese. sounds alcoholic? :P but it was wonderful! i tried a tiny mouthful of it, and the blend of flavours hit me and left me wanting more xD
if you like spicy, try One Night in Bangkok ($12.50) which is a thai-inspired dish, as you can probably tell from the name. in fact, there are quite a number of thai-sounding pastas here (such as the Aroi Mak Mak). anyway, this is a mainly seafood pasta with dory fish, mussels, squid, cherry tomatoes, straw mushrooms and thai herbs tossed in a tangy tom yum sauce. definitely appetizing!
this place has a very interesting concept cos it's kinda split two separate halves - one is the cooking area, with the cashier and a couple of seats, and the rest of the seats are separated in a room next door, separated by glass windows. and the food is cooked right in front of you! which is a pretty fascinating experience :D i love how they toss the pastas xD