Monday, May 27, 2013


If you havent heard, Turf City has a newly open place called "Pasarbella". It's a farmer's market inspired concept. It's like a cross between food stalls & a wet & dry market. Very cool indeed.  It's basically everything under one roof. They have flowers, seafood, wine, eateries, balloons, kitchen wares etc. I was pretty amazed by the set up of the place. It most def blew me away. Pasarbella's a unique place which is kid friendly too.

The Grandstand Bukit Timah Singapore

200 Turf Club Road Singapore 287994

Phone: +65 6887 0077

Opening hours:
9.30am-7pm Daily

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This part reminds me of the Toyko fish market tt i often see on tv!
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These ahmazinggg macarons are from Bonheur Patisserie. It's SOOOO good! Esp the Salted Caramel flavour!!
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The toilet! Hahaha whoever thought of replacing the name 'Toilet" w "Room of ease" is a rly smart, & hilarious.
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After purchasing your food, (it's a bit like ikea) find a seat & have ur meal.
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How cute is this kid's salon??! Man i wish i was a kid js so i cld sit in those cool tiny cars & hv my hair cut in style!!
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This is my fav store!!! They sell "Rice" products which i rly rly loveee to death! Sadly, its kinda pricey. But the kitchen wares & stuff are rly pretty!!
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The pasta from Five & Spice is good!
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Beautiful flowers. They even sell Lavendar which im gna buy a bunch soon & make Lavendar ice cream.

I wld def be back again! I love this place so soo much!

1 comment:

Azimuth CH said...

Nice post on PasarBella. Had a recent terrible experience at Cicely Kitchen (f.k.a. Five and Spice Kitchen) in PasarBella though.

My partner ordered Brussels sprouts and sauteed mushrooms at Cicely Kitchen. Was informed that it would take 5-8mins. Instead, she was made to wait over for 30mins.

When asked if the food was ready, the staff’s reply was there were many orders before hers. My partner’s sis told the teenage staff that he should have informed my partner earlier instead. We had gotten other food and were waiting for her return.

I guess this comment must have peeved the boss Alicia Lin off. She came over, scooped the food from the cooking pan and chucked it to my partner & her sis. She said curtly “Nah, take it, take it.”

Unfortunately, the food was not worth the wait of my family of 7 as both dishes were overly salty. Not wanting to waste our appetite on mediocre food (no problem though with the Boston lobsters, prawns, fish, paella, crackling roast, Iberico pork, russian cakes and the wonderful ale that we ordered), I took the sprouts back to Cicely Kitchen, told the crew that it was too salty and they can have it back. Sauteed mushroom got chucked unceremoniously into the bin. Anyway, I was not expecting any money back.

I believe if you want to run a F&B business, the least you can do is to be respectful of your patrons and cook them decent food. Else, you really should not be in this line. Based on what I read in The Straits Times SoShiok article, maybe home cook “extraordinaire” Alicia Lin knows that the end is near hence the terrible attitude.

Don’t take my words for it. Maybe my palate was tainted by the Iberico pork and lobsters. Try Cicely Kitchen and see if you still like the food or service.

Well, I certainly didn’t……