I met up with some university classmates for a catch-up dinner a while back and we decided to try some european food. Affordable food is a must for financially-challenged students, so it was a good surprise that we chanced upon Ambush in Jurong Point which serves European cuisine at relatively affordable prices.
Between the 4 of us, we shared 3 pasta dishes and 1 rice dish:
Baby scallop fish roe cream
Baby scallop pasta in fish roe cream sauce. ($13.80)
This is for all your cream-based pasta lovers, the pasta was cooked al dente and the cream sauce was creamy yet not overly rich in a "jeald" way. The only downside would be that the scallops inside were small and few, so if you're a meat-lover, it's good to order other appetizers as this dish is mainly pasta.
Vongole White wine sauce
Vongole - white wine sauce with clam ($12.50)
This was unanimously voted the best dish! The sauce was light and tangy and complemented the clams and pasta very well. It had just the right amount of garlic and herbs that made it a very enjoyable dish!
Baby scallop squid ink sauce
Baby scallop pasta in fish roe squid ink sauce. ($13.80)
This is a very messy dish to eat because you have to be prepared for black teeth and lips as the aftermath! That said, it was very similar to the first dish, except for the sauce. I have mixed feelings about the sauce because it was only average. It wasn't fantastic neither was it bad, so I'm still on the fence about it.
Zamorana Paella - rice with meatball, ham, sliced chicken sausages, bacon and chicken ($13.50)
This dish is for the carnivore in you with all the meat inside, but unfortunately, it was the worst out of all the dishes. The sauce used to cook the rice tasted like just tomato ketchup, which is disappointing, and the flavours of the various meat did not complement each other well. Definitely do not recommend this dish!
All in all, we enjoyed the meal but would not really come back again as there are other better pasta places in Singapore at similar prices.
Baby scallop fish roe cream sauce,vongole white wine sauce
Date of Visit: 2012-01-11