Forum, The Shopping Mall
583 Orchard Road
We celebrated Father’s Day early since Chris would be away in Seattle on the actual day (boo!). I wanted to try someplace that all of us had never been to before, and so decided on Casa Tartufo. Located in Forum shopping mall, it doesn’t look obviously like a restaurant from the outside, since you can’t see the tables inside easily, so it’s really easy to overlook and I never even knew the place existed until the day we dined there. It’s cosy inside with lovely warm service and an efficient kitchen.
Inside Casa Tartufo
Boys waiting for their food
With my 2 favourite Dads :)
Mummy and me
I’d read online that the Burrata cheese with truffle heart was a must-try, and so was keen to try that out. It didn’t disappoint – I loved how unusual the dish was, I’ve never had it in my entire life! The Burrata cheese was actually pretty un-cheese like! It didn’t have that heavy taste and was not too overwhelming a dish. I’m not sure why they say it has a “truffle heart” because ours had no such thing. Instead, there were truffles blended within the whole cheese, lending a subtle flavour. It was AWESOME paired with their homemade warm foccacia.. mmm..
Burrata cheese with truffle heart (SG$45)
I personally felt their main dishes were good, but not blow-me-away spectacular. I did really enjoy my Omelette with truffles (not pictured below, I forgot!) and thought it was well done, but the presentation was quite plain. I thought the best main was the Tajarin thin egg noodles with truffle sauce which was a very simple dish with no meat in it, and was a tiny portion, but the sauce really packed a punch. I must caveat that Mum thought it was only so-so, so I suppose it’s all a personal thing!
Tajarin thin egg noodles with truffle sauce (SG$25)
Angus burger with mushrooms, bacon, mozzarella, onion and truffle fries (SG$26)
Beer battered Dory fillet, Parmesan, Truffle fries, Arrabbiata sauce (SG$24)
I thoroughly enjoyed the Sticky Date Pudding, apple crumble and hazelnut ice-cream which was sweet, decadant, and unusual with the hazelnut ice cream. The crunchy crumble pieces were a fun touch, though didn’t taste anything like apple ;) The Tiramisu with a touch of truffle had zero truffle flavour which left me confused, but I thought the tiramisu itself was lovely. I love really wet/moist tiramisu, and this one hit the spot. The others felt it was a bit too wet though, but it was fine with me.
The service at Casa Tartufo was very warm, and they were so attentive, which I appreciated. As we left, we were greeted by the owners which was a nice personal touch. Check it out if you’re really into truffles, as you’ll be able to stuff yourself with them here at very reasonable prices. And even if you’re not a truffle fan, you’ll still be pleased as there’s quite a few truffle-free dishes here too.
Sticky Date Pudding, apple crumble and hazelnut ice-cream (SG$14)
Tiramisu with a touch of truffle (SG$16)
Hello Mr Big Eyes
All of us! (errr.. minus the baby)
Happy Father’s Day :)