Posted on June 16th, 2022
Formerly Two Bakers, AMIKA Cafe & Bar is located just a stone’s throw away from Serangoon MRT. Here, they offer classic all-day brunch items including Eggs Benedict ($22) and Sausage Rosti ($22), Asian-Western fusion mains and unique beverages like Taro Latte ($6.50).
Having had some fusion pastas before, I decided to skip past the more common ones like Prawn Laska Pasta ($18). Instead, I went straight for their Spicy Tamarind Pork Pasta ($18.90). The slices of pork belly weren’t as thick as the ones you get at a Korean Barbeque, neither were they as thin as the ones you have for Hotpot. But they sure were well marinated.
The Tamarind marinade gave the pork slices a mix of the tanginess and sweetness, as well as a hint of sour notes. That, together with the al dente spaghetti made for a unique Thai-Western pasta flavour that kept me going back for more.
The hint of spice from the bits of chilli hit pretty late, but it helped enhance the flavours while the sliced spring onion added some fragrance.