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Far away from the hustle and bustle of the eating places in basement 1, Swiss Culture is situated on level 3 of Suntec City Mall. Our first visit was a few years ago where we tried their signature award-winning Cheese Fondue. This time round, we skipped the high in sodium chloride Cheese Fondue and tried their pasta creations instead.

Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Pasta

Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Pasta

Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Pasta

Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Pasta

First up was the chef’s recommendation Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Pasta – Sauteed fresh mushrooms in cream sauce splashed with white wine gratinated with melted Swiss cheese. The sight of the slightly charred, golden brown and crusty layer of melted cheese atop the pasta has always been a feast for our eyes. The cheese was rich and strong in flavour. Breaking apart the cheese layer revealed the linguine soaked in a creamy base. Texture wise, the cream sauce was more towards that of soup, lacking in viscosity. The cream taste was close to overpowering. The entire dish was rather rich and for those who can’t take much dairy products, they should probably avoid this dish.

Linguine Aglio Olio Scallop Gratin

Linguine Aglio Olio Scallop Gratin

More often than not, we prefer tomato or cream based pastas, and less of Aglio Olio. Hence, this is one of the rare occasions where we ordered Aglio Olio. The accompaniment of baked scallop florentine was topped with Swiss cheese and fresh herbs. Personally, we didn’t think too highly of this dish. The baked scallop florentine was mediocre. The scallops were towards the tougher, more chewy side. The linguine was slightly spicy, topped with mushrooms and vegetables resembling that of pea shoots. Towards the end, we found that the remaining pasta was soaked in oil, and that kind of turned us off.

Swiss Culture
#03-006, Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard

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Written by foodphd

September 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

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