We were supposed to head to Orchard Road for dinner. But with all those sightseeing and phototaking at Marina Sands and Esplanade, time was running out. On top of that, the walking journey towards the MRT station was quite long and we were distracted by this shop. That means more time was wasted and we had to scrap the plan and just find something to eat somewhere nearby instead of heading towards Orchard Road.
We walked around lower ground floor of Raffles City Shopping Centre for awhile deciding on what to eat. Initially, we wanted to have something quick and Korean food was our first choice.
But we were drawn by this shop’s quirky name; Skinny Pizza. We took their menu to have a look at it and that was it. “We are dining here!” we said to ourselves. Besides, we could do some western food instead of kimchi, noodles or rice. The restaurant was packed with customers at the time and we had to wait / queue for at least 15 minutes before we were shown to our table.
We knew what we wanted to eat and hence, we ordered our food within 5 minutes. Luck wasn’t on our side as they ran out of Lobster Linguine. Hence, the friendly waitress suggested Prawn Capellini (SGD$18) which we thought it was really good suggestion.
The portion was decent as it could easily feed 2 people and it came in Aglio Olio style with garlics, shallots and olive oil were used in this dish. We ordered it to be more spicy and hence, a whole bird eye chili was found alongside with the pasta. The pasta were cooked perfectly – al dente with each strand coated nice. The dish itself was delish – light, hearty and yet it was spicy enough to tingle our tastebuds. Although there weren’t many prawns but they were fresh and succulent.
I eyed at the Smoked Turkey Swiss pizza (SGD$25) every since I saw it in the menu while waiting for our sit. After all, one had to try their pizza since the name of the restaurant has ‘pizza’ word in it.
There’s only one size as it came in 10″ (I think) pizza pan. They were generous with their topping as there were heaps of sliced smoked turkey ham, Swiss cheese, sliced red onions, and rocket leaves on top of the pizza. And to finish it off, they added spoonful of blueberry jam on top of those ingredients.
The waiter who brought the pizza to our table performed his duty by cutting it with pizza wheel. At that moment, we knew that the pizza will be good as we were intrigued by the crackling sound of the thin crust pizza as the waiter rolled the pizza cutter from one end of the pan to another to divide it into 6 pieces.
As you can see, that’s how thin the crust was. There’s no chewy dough whatsoever. To lift it up requires some patience as the extremely thin crust breaks easily. It was as though we were eating crispy biscuits with pizza toppings. The pizza weren’t doused with the traditional tomato sauce. Instead, it was rather dry but we didn’t mind at all. We liked the additional of blueberry sauce as it lifted the pizza to whole new dimension. The smokey-ness of the turkey ham, the saltiness of the cheese and the pepper aftertaste of wild rocket leaves went extraordinary well with the sweet taste of the blueberry jam.
Overall, we liked the place. The pizza was great while the pasta could be better with a lil more prawns. Nevertheless, it was a joy to dine here as the ambiance was comfortable and the staffs were friendly. The total bill came to about SGD$50.60 as we didn’t order any drinks except iced water.
252 North Bridge Road,
#B1- 63/64, Raffles City Shopping Centre,
GPS Coordinates : 1.294168, 103.852555
Telephone Number : +65 6333 5069
Opening Hours : 11AM – 10PM