Pasta de Waraku

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Japanese pasta!!
Overall Score 
 
3.5
Pasta De Waraku is one of the few stores that serve Japanese pasta in Singapore. It tastes almost exactly the same as the orthodox Italian pasta except that its noodles taste slightly harder and crunchier while their sauces are creamier.

I really like the tomato based pastas served here as the tomato sauce tastes really fresh. (probably used japanese tomatoes?) The extra cream also gives the sauce a smoother texture that is nice to slurp with the noodles! On the other hand, the cream pasta is slightly too creamy for my liking - it leaves a heavy aftertaste for the next hour or so.

The food here aren’t cheap but neither is it expensive. I would recommend students to visit the restaurant during lunch on a weekday as I enjoyed a student set lunch while I was dining there.
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Extensive range of pastas
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
To be honest, my first reaction upon seeing their large display of pastas was.. to drop my jaw. Yes really. I got so excited just looking at the variety! Everyone loves to have choices, right?

With that many pastas, there's sure to be something for everyone; even vegetarian selects which I'm exceptionally thankful for. I'm not able to eat meat for a period now due to health issues and I crave for so many different kinds of food yet aren't able to eat them because they might be too "indigestible" for me.

Therefore when I came across Waraku, I was just keeling over in excitement! Finally, pastas without meat and the best part is that they taste just as good! I love their Avocado cream pasta, one of my favorites right now.

Their drinks are also much loved- the Matcha Vanilla (Matcha with Vanilla ice cream). That has got to be the best combination.

The wait for your dishes to be served could get a little lengthy though, probably because they have to source for the ingredients. Too many fridges to contain everything? Hahaha!

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Yummy Jap Pasta
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
When Pasta de Waraku first opened in Singapore, I got to know about it from the flyers being distributed by the staff with discount coupons attached. At 50% off most dishes, I couldn't help but walk past to take a look. I was instantly attracted by the window display of their dishes, especially by the ice-creams and desserts which look so deliciously yummy!

My first order of their carbonara pasta did not disappoint me, and soon I found myself using up nearly all the 50% coupons on the flyer and trying out each of the pastas and pizzas.

I continue visiting their outlets for the half sets which consist of 2 half-sized mains, soup or salad and drink. Their set lunches are value for money too. Thinking about it now, I'm getting hungry!
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meticulous display
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
4.5
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Before I even patronised Pasta De Waraku I already had an impression formed in my head: The diverse range of delicious pasta display on brighlt lighted glass walls. As a kid I used to scrutinize the displays, wondering if they were fake or real, and until today, I still can't tell.Very effective visual merchandising i must say!

I have tried the two signature dishes, Carbonara and Squid Ink pasta. I loved the Carbonara. It was creamy yet light, and the bacon was in generous portions! At the age of 12, it was the first time i ate runny eggs besides those that came with Kaya toasts! Right now, even as i feel guilty about gulping high cholesterol yolk, it's always an exception for Pasta De Waraku's Carbonara.

The Squid Ink pasta looked horrendously disturbing. "What on earth is that black gooey mash doing on plate?!?" That was my first impression. The taste was surprisingly (and luckily) not as bad as it looks, and had a unique seafood-like flavour. However, the fact remains that I am extremely judgemental about the appearance of food, and hence I am never gonna order that again. (you should try it if you haven't though!)

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Average Spent Per Person:
16
Branch Location:
Changi Airport
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Comfort food for me
(Updated: December 19, 2012)
Overall Score 
 
4.0
The staples when I visit Pasta De Waraku are: the Corn soup and the Pasta Carbonara.

The Corn soup is served in an interesting tall bowl with a really wide mouth and small base. They provide you with a small metal soup ladle to eat it better with. I like the part where they stir in the milk halfway for you and you can still see circles of it from the surface of the soup. They are very generous with the corn kernels too. The Carbonara is fabulous. Pasta perfectly done al dente, creamy carbonara sauce with strips of smoked bacon and a half cooked egg on top of it. When you mix it all up, every strand of pasta is too precious to waste. I normally use a fork and the soup ladle to eat my pasta because every mouthful is just so good. Wash it all down with a cup of hot green tea and I'll be well satisfied for the day.

With their affordable price range, I would say that there is definitely something for everyone's tastebuds!

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
Branch Location:
Square 2
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Yes
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Great pasta!
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
3.5
Pasta de Waraku is one of my favourite pasta restaurants, and I absolutely love the Carbonara pasta. Its sauce was thick and creamy, and blended very well with the cheese I added to it. Its flavour is also not too overwhelming and overpowering, so you can keep eating it without getting sick of it, especially if you love cream and cheese.

I also tried some of their side dishes, including their takoyaki which were quite impressive, although not as great as the takoyaki from Tako Pachi, my favourite takoyaki brand.

Pasta de Waraku's prices are also pretty decent, nothing too expensive so you won't have to break the bank to eat there.

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Differential equations.
Overall Score 
 
3.5
Italian food is really a huge influence in my food addiction list and I must say I have a love for Carbonara Pasta. As such, it is no surprise that I would order Carbonara Waraku Pasta when I patronised Waraku.

I have visited different branches of Pasta de Waraku and the one that puts me off was Pasta de Waraku at The Central. The carbonara pasta was disappointing. The cream was not thick and the pasta was hard. The taste of the sauce was not rich enough for me.

Unlike the one at The Central, Pasta de Waraku at the Heeren was much better. The pasta was just at the right softness and the thick, rich and creamy sauce was thoroughly mixed in the meat. The ambience added merit to their pasta as well. Hence, it differs.

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Loving the soup spaghetti!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.0
At times when I feel like spending a little more than I usually do on a meal, Pasta de Waraku would be one of the first few places to pop up in my mind. I've been of a fan of this restaurant since 2008 when I first visited the outlet at Changi Airport.

Although I really like their classic flavours like Bolognaise or Carbonara, my most favourite choice would be their chicken and egg soup spaghetti! I originally tried this dish out of curiousity to know how it tastes like. There is a very Japanese-feel to the dish based on the flavour of the soup, and it kind of feels like I am eating ramen, except that I find that this tastes BETTER. I only wish this dish could be part of a lunch or dinner promotion menu, because when I last visited this place with my family, we ended up ordering from the set lunch menu (because it's cheaper of course), and I will eventually have to eat from the set lunch menu because the portion is quite heavy (sharing is caring, haha).

For the set lunch, they have a few choices of combinations, such as spaghetti bolognaise and fish and chips, or carbonara and ribeye steak. In my opinion, their non-spaghetti dishes taste pretty mediocre, so I would prefer to just order the spaghetti from the a-la carte menu in future, and some of my family members even agreed with me on this!

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Chicken & Egg Soup Spaghetti, Carbonara, Spaghetti Bolognaise
Recommend to Friend:
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A place with one of the best pasta!
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Pasta de Waraku offers one of the best quality pastas that is found in Singapore. With a wide variety of different flavour pastas to choose from, it is able to suit the taste of most customers. The texture of their pasta has a tinge of bounciness and the flavouring they used to cook the pasta is also of top quality.

I have been there several times, trying different flavours pasta each time! And of those I tried, all taste as good and I would not mind eating them again. One of the best flavoured and I like most is their Beef Hamburger pasta. The sauce they used to cook is really unique and it tastes simply awesome!

Besides selling pastas, the store also sells very mouthwatering fried rice such as the curry-flavoured fried rice and tomato-flavoured fried rice. The rice they used has a springy texture and it tastes delicious.

The best part of all and the most value for money is the pasta set they offer where you are served with drinks, soup, salad, a pasta of your choice and either a pizza/gratin, where one can be very filling after eating this set.

This will be the right place if you are looking for delicious and nice pastas!

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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