PasarBella’s second branch brings the gourmet goodness of the original to the heart of town.
Many Singaporeans, being hopeless foodies, are familiar with PasarBella at The Grandstand in Bukit Timah. Its name is an amalgamation of “pasar”, which is the Malay word for “market” and “bella“, the Italian word for “beautiful”. PasarBella is a premium grocery shopping and dining destination for fresh seafood, meat, dairy and produce, as well as wines and craft beers.
Here’s the good news: PasarBella has now come to town—its second location is at Suntec City. It comprises 13 gourmet concept stalls providing patrons with fuss-free meals to go, and a retail store.
Ambience-wise, PasarBella at Suntec takes inspiration from the streets of Lower East Side New York City: graffiti’d walls and street art renderings of food and caricatures, hanging fruit crates and paved walkways are put together to create a bustling street-scape of vibrant stalls.
The layout accommodates both small and large groups—a premium alternative to the food courts at Suntec City and Marina Square. Big groups should note, however, that there aren’t that many long tables so getting there early would be a good idea.
Meat-lovers get to sink their teeth into hot-off-the-grill burgers from Wolf Burgers (from $9.90), a new gourmet burger concept. With its hip neon signage, this stall is hard to miss. We like their dessert fries–sweet potato fries topped with maple syrup and a melted marshmallow.
For those who prefer Asian fare, check out Rollie Olie that serves up playful, innovative sushi rolls (from $14.95) which incorporate Asian-inspired ingredients like kimchi and spicy crab meat. Also look out for the selection of poke bowls, which is their spin on the popular Chirashi bowls, with marinade flavors such as yuzu, wasabi, Sriracha, sesame or Korean chili sauce for you to choose from.
There is also something for the health-conscious: the cheekily-named Pimp My Salad (about $15 for a salad) allows patrons to customise their bowl of greens with a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and proteins. You can even opt to have chia seeds as one of your salad toppings.
Other healthy options include Pita & Olives, a Mediterranean-style bistro that uses freshly-baked pita bread and hearty ingredients like olives, tahini and chickpeas in its falafels (sets from about $10). Kebabs are also on the menu, of course.
For the hipster crowd, check out Porsena Deli which serves up edgy sandwiches boasting of house-made pastrami and smoked meat. Prices from $9.
Cajun on Wheels serves up the quintessentially Louisiana-style seafood cuisine with buckets of fresh crabs, mussels, clams and prawns, served with generous servings of fries topped with cajun sauce. Choices include the Oh Crab for up to two diners with Sri Lankan crab ($38 for 600g, $50 for 800g); and Flexing Mussels ($18) with 250g of mussels and 250g of clams.
Every gourmet market has to have a purveyor of fresh juices. Squeezed which serves up a-la-minute cold-pressed juices (from $5.20) packed with vitamins, and frozen yogurts served in a bun or atop a waffle.
Best of all for coffee lovers, there’s Sarnies for your caffeine fix. If you haven’t yet tried the one at Bukit Timah, try it here: we bet you’ll be falling in love with their coffees in no time.
Suntec City, 3 Temasek Blvd,
#01-455 to 461 North Wing
+65 6887 0077