Feb 8, 2015

Singapore Travelogue: A Day at Marina Bay Sands & Pizzeria Mozza (21 Jun 2014)

As a continuation of Day 2 of Food Hunting and Attractions in Singapore, Marina Bay Sands was where I spent the rest of my day, after enjoying some Ya Kun Kaya Toast and IndoBox, and visiting Arab Street and Haji Lane.

Sunny Day at Marina Bay Sands
It sure was a bright shiny day: the sky was all blue without a trace of clouds. The sun was relentlessly hot and I wished I was in Marina Bay Sands Hotel, enjoying the views over a glass of icy cold martini.

Lion Head
Despite the scorching afternoon sun, Marina Bay Sands was no less packed with throngs of tourists, snapping picture after picture with this signature lion head and Marina Bay Sands Hotel at the background.

Icy Cold Golden Ale
Lucky that it was not a long wait. Soon, it was time to retreat to Pizzeria Mozza. A bottle of icy cold Golden Ale would do for now. Light and easy, it was a perfect choice to go with our choice of dishes.

Meatballs al Forno, SGD16
Our first choice of dishes was none other than the antipasti, Meatballs al Forno. Coated in a luxurious golden layer of baked crust that was constructed to the thinnest, all you need is a bite into it and all the flavours encapsulated in the succulent minced beef would be released without any reservation. So complex the flavours yet familiar to tongue. So moist in it yet so crispy around it.  I was awed.

Tricolore with Parmigiano Reggiano and Anchovy Dressing, SGD18
My expectation was skyrocketed with the amazing Meatballs al Forno and yet, I was left to be disappointed with this Tricolore with Parmigiano Reggiano and Anchovy Dressing. It lacked the balance which many salads failed to achieve: yes, too much tricolore, too little dressing and parmigiano reggiano. What it needed was JUST a little more of those.

Goat Cheese, Leeks, Scallions, Garlic and Bacon Pizza, SGD17
Thank goodness Mario Batalli was saved by this unique pizza with goat cheese, leeks, scallions, garlic and bacon. I was totally amazed by the very pizza texture which looked and tasted almost like fried: hollow and airy, yet crispy and soft. While the bacon gave the pizza its savoury end, leeks and scallions gave the pizza its sweeter note, and casually accentuated by the pungent goat cheese. Despite so, there was some flavours missing that could further elevate the excitement of such great pizza.

Night View at Marina Bay Sands
By the time we were done with our dinner, the sky had transformed into a stretch of dark canvas. What accompanied the dark canvas was the bright buildings and cold evening breeze. It was a tranquil place to be, sans the crowds, but I knew that they were waiting for something.

Fireworks at Marina Bay Sands
There was some movements on the water as vessels moved into their respective positions and got ready for the show. Shortly after, the night sky was graced by the beautiful fireworks that grew in size and colours. Despite the cliche, it was the close distance viewing that mattered.

Pizzeria Mozza, will ya?
IN SUMMARY, my personal dining ranking based on following criteria are:

  • Ambiance - 5 out of 5 (Cozy setup for some pizza and beer) 
  • Price - 4 out of 5 (Worth every dollar paid!)
  • Food - 4 out of 5 (It would be a 5, without the Tricolore with Parmigiano Reggiano and Anchovy Dressing)
  • Verdict - Both eye opening and awe seeking dining experience. Wouldn't mind another pizza from Mario Batali :)

Pizzeria Mozza
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore, 018956
Operation Hours: 11.30am - 10.00pm (with exception on Fridays and Saturdays), 11.30am - 11.00pm (Fridays and Saturdays)
Tel: +65 6688 8522

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