To be frank when I was told that we are going to Cacio e Pepe at the faraway land in Bukit Batok for dinner, I was initially a bit hesitant. I am glad that I did not back out from the dinner or I would have missed the opportunity to unearth a gem in the hood. Nestled among the private housing at Chu Lin Road off Jalan Remaja, Cacio e Pepe used to be at Paya Lebar before relocating to its current location.
Antipasto Italiano 4/5
We started our dinner with a platter of Antipasto Italiano ($50 big/$35 small). A great starter for the 5 of us to share before moving on to our mains.
Risotto Al Nero De Seppa 4.8/5
Linguine Al Cartoccio 4.5/5
The Linguine Al Cartoccio ($24) is served with clams, mussels, prawns, squid and crayfish in a tomato base marinara sauce. Each mouthful of the al dente pasta is bursting with the lovely seafood flavour swimming in the mouth.
Baked Seabass 4/5
Cacio e Pepe will introduce special item on their menu and we have the privilege to try the Baked Seabass on their special for the day. Clean flavour, tasty and moist, the baked seabass was a delicious choice.
Tagliatelle Al Tartufo 5/5
A must try at Cacio e Pepe is the Tagliatelle Al Tartufo ($24). The homemade egg pasta has a very delectable texture. Cooked in an aromatic truffle cream sauce, this is definitely one of the best pasta dish I have eaten that stimulate all the senses.
The little Italian restaurant at Bamboo Grove Park is an exciting discovery. Never would I have known of this hidden Italian kitchen if not for my friend's recommendation. My own complain is that the lighting in the restaurant is very dim and I really have difficulty reading the menu.
Cacio e Pepe
Bamboo Grove Park
3 Chu Lin Road (off Jalan Remaja)
Tel: +65 67603534
Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok (NS Line)
Tue-Sun: 1130am - 230pm, 6pm - 1030pm
(Closed on Mon)
1) Alight at Bukit Batok MRT station. Take Exit A or B. Walk to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange (Stop ID 43009). Take bus number 173. Alight 11 stops later. Walk back towards junction of Jalan Remaja and Jalan Batu. Turn right onto Jalan Remaja. Continue on Jalan Remaja and turn left onto Chu Lin Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 30 minutes. [Map]