As you probably already know by now, South Beach Avenue is my new favourite haunt right now. This newsish lifestyle enclave in the Civic District that is home to 16 dining, beauty and entertainment outlets.
We have already seen Fynn’s, the causal Australian restaurant, but what if you want to have a plate of pasta? That’s where Pasta comes in.
Located in a corner on the ground floor of South Beach Avenue, Fasta serves appetisers, pasta, salads, coffee and beer.
The contemporary interior design of Fasta brightens up the place and gives the restaurant a casual atmosphere.
Poke bowls are all the rage now and Fasta calls its version of the poke bowl Fasta Bowl. Priced at $11 per bowl, there are 4 steps to customizing your Fasta Bowl.
The menu is divided into a few sections with cute names such as Drink Something Lah and Elixir For Tastier Pasta.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken [$12.50] is exactly what it says it is, tender chicken is wrapped in bacon, 4 pieces on a stick, which is then grilled till cooked. The saltiness from the bacon gives a nice flavour to the otherwise tasteless chicken.
If you only have enough money for one side dish, make it this Mini Seafood Platter [$20]. The price seems somewhat a little on the high side for a side dish, but you will not think so once you see the quantity and quality of the seafood. You get 4 juicy prawns, 2 big green mussels, 4 pieces of sliced scallop and 5-6 pieces of tender squid, all cooked in a deliciously spiced crab sauce. This is perfect for sharing and for those who are on low/no-carbohydrate diets.
Scallop Wallop [$16] is an easy dish to fall in love with. Pieces of pan-seared sliced scallops lie on top of a bed of pasta tossed with crab meat and bacon bits in aglio olio style. It is simple and the sprinkling of freshly-chopped
rosemary enhances enjoyment.
Siow Ba Mee [$14] is Fasta’s interpretation of the Chinese noodle dish of the same name. 5 pieces of roasted pork are laid neatly on a bed of al dente pasta. The pork has a nice crunchy skin and the pasta is cooked with a spicy shrimp paste that compliments the roasted pork.
Seafood lovers can take it up a notch from Scallop Wallop to Ocean Toss [$17] where you get prawns, squid and mussels on top of the sliced scallops. I personally find this a little salty, but still tasty.
Besides teas such as Rose Concoction [$8.50] and Assorted Teas [$3.50] and coffee such as Cappuccino [$4.50] and Mocha [$5], Fasta also offers Root Beer [$4.50] and Cold Presses Juices [$6]. You can always just get water [$1] but why not take it up a notch and get a soda drink such as Jarritos or Alova.
With its casual laid-back atmosphere, fast service and fantastic food, Fasta is fast becoming a favourite lunch spot. For those who are not working nearby, you can still try Fasta’s delicious food by ordering delivery with Foodpanda.
Address: 26 Beach Road, South Beach Avenue #B1-23, Singapore 189768
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12 pm – 9 pm (Closed on Sundays)