Dish of the Month September 2020

Dish of the Month September - Carbonara | Chope

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Cream, or no cream?

That’s just one of the many debates surrounding our #DishOfTheMonth this September. A classic menu item, this iconic pasta has spread far and wide, and captured the hearts of many worldwide.

But how do people like it? Some like it with cream, while others prefer it with just an oozy egg yolk. Some love it with onions and garlic, and some even love it with peas—with others denouncing it as an abomination.

What about you? Read on as we explore this seemingly simple staple, and unravel its many mysteries.


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1. Basilico

Regent Singapore

This popular restaurant at Regent Singapore may have temporarily closed its buffet line, but their die-hard fans sure aren’t going anywhere else. Made with the best ingredients—pancetta, parmesan cheese, black pepper, and egg yolks—their #NoCream Carbonara is so simple yet iconic that they even made a mooncake version of it in 2019!

Spaghettoni alla Carbonara e Tartufo: $33

Basilissimo Dinner Menu

2. La Strada

1 Scotts Road

Part of the Les Amis Group, this sleek restaurant at Shaw Centre is all about utilising the best ingredients from around the world to create classic and exemplary Italian fare. Take their Carbonara for example—it may look simple, but prepare to get your minds blown by the medley of flavours courtesy of truffle butter, slow-cooked egg, parmigiano, and ham crumble.

Chitarra Alla Carbonara: $34

Dinner Menu

3. Pastaria Abate

43 Craig Road

If you’re looking for delicious, handmade pasta that won’t cost you a bomb, this cosy joint along Craig Road’s the place to go. Specialists in the art of making pasta, here you get to select how you want yours done, from the type of pasta used right down to the sauce. Choose between 3 variations of the Carbonara—the classic, the Roman style, or even with truffle.

Carbonara Roma: $15.80


4. LUKA @ Tanjong Pagar

18 Tanjong Pajar Road

With 2 locations at Tanjong Pagar and Cross Street Exchange, this modern Italian resto-bar may be a popular after-work spot for drinks amongst CBD workers, but you’ll be missing out if you don’t give their food menu a try. Start with their Carbonara that’s made with Fettuccinne, and features not just parmesan cheese, but also stracciatella. We promise you’ll love every bite!

Carbonara: $25


5. Al Borgo @ Alocassia Apartments

383 Bukit Timah Road

Tucked away within a condominium complex at Bukit Timah, it’s easy to see why this unpretentious, warm, and rustic hidden gem is so well loved by many. Try their Carbonara for yourself and you’ll know why—a no-frills yet ultra yummy rendition that’s made with a light cream sauce, and topped with bacon, egg yolk, and parmesan.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara: $23


6. Gustavo Lapasta by Garibaldi

A delivery-only menu with affordable options by 1 Michelin-starred Garibaldi Restaurant? Sign us up! Featuring a twist on the classic Carbonara, their rendition features roasted bacon, fresh cream, egg yolk, and parmesan cheese. With a pasta-focused menu, you know you’re in the right hands.

Spaghetti Carbonara: $17.12

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