Anyway, so when I heard that there's this nice gourmet market called PasarBella that recently opened a few months back, I've quickly included that in my list of places to visit. After so many failed attempts, we finally were able to visit PasarBella right during Pan's weekend stay. Hooray!
Getting there can be quite a challenge as PasarBella is located inside Turf Club so it's not directly accessible by any form of public transportation. The best way is to take the MRT/bus to the Botanic Gardens MRT and wait for the shuttle bus that comes by the hour. However, since we missed the bus by a few minutes and didn't want to wait so long, we took the cab which costs us around S$6. Not bad right?
Moving on, we spotted a stall with a growing crowd in front. It's Keith Crackling Roast and they specialized in Deep-Fried Pork Belly a.k.a. Lechon Macau. Served with apple sauce and mustard, this was so good that a Double serving (S$15) was good for the 3 of us already.
So that was what we had for lunch..so far. Our plan was to eat in small portions then to keep on eating as we go along. Smart plan?
Our friends O, C and I tried the Russian Cakes from Laman's Delight and they really liked it. I tried a small piece and found it a bit too sweet for me though.
It was perfect timing that they have a new batch of Truffle Cheese that weekend and biting into the sample reminded me of the yummy cold cuts and cheeses that my former colleague T would bring to the office back then. Sadly, since we're heading somewhere after our PasarBella visit, we were not able to bring home a slice or two as it might just spoil.
There you have it, our happy visit to PasarBella. Looks like I'll be spending a lot of Saturdays or Sundays hanging out here. Here's to leave you with some words of wisdom....
PasarBella is located at 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994. Here's how to get there.