Woke up this morning craving pasta so the first order of business was a trip to Tipo Singapore, a newly opened, Halal pasta bar in the Bugis/Kampong Glam area.
Tipo was a 10-15 minute walk from Bugis MRT Station. We were greeted by a gorgeous teal and pink coloured shopfront with lots of fresh, homemade pasta in the front window.
Even though we had arrived at 12.25pm, there were plenty of customers seated and eating lunch! The menu was pretty easy to read. There were two pasta options to choose from and various sauces. The lunch set is pretty worth it, you get a bowl of pasta and a homemade iced tea for $9.90.
There’s also a Build Your Own Pasta menu. One of the toppings Tipo have is black caviar! So fancy 🙂
My brother ordered the carbonara al funghi and I had the ragu alla bolognese.
Carbonara al Funghi with Iced Tea [$9.90]
Pasta, alfredo, mushroom and a sous vide egg
The carbonara was very creamy and eggy. I’m not really a carbonara fan, so can’t comment. But my brother polished the plate clean, no complaints.
Ragu Alla Bolognese with Iced Tea [$9.90]
Pasta, raghu, parmesan
Yum. My pasta dish was pretty delicious! I love how the ragu bolognese sauce went so well with the pasta. The beef was very nice, soft and tender. Think it was beef cheek. The pasta itself wasn’t too wet or dry. My brother found the pasta too salty but I thought it was okay. I thought the sauce to pasta ratio was perfect. I think the only improvement would be if the pasta had flavourful herbs like rosemary in to it, to give it more of a depth.
On the whole, it was pretty good pasta but not the most amazing pasta I’ve had. Because it was a little inconvenient to get to, I’ld probably only head to Tipo to eat if I was in the Kampong Glam area.
785 North Bridge Road,