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Thursday, August 11, 2016

PasarBella (Suntec City): Cajun on Wheels

PasarBella is derived from the Malay word "pasar" which means "marketplace" and "bella" which means "beautiful" in Italian. Inspired by the quirky and rustic interior of Covent Garden in London and the rich aromatic scents of fresh organic produce in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market, PasarBella is a marketplace where traders of all kinds congregate to offer a marketplace experience like no other.

I have been wanting to check out this delightful place ever since I have learned of its existence a few years ago, but The Grandstand at Turf City is really out of the way for folks like me who do not drive, so I have been putting it off.

PasarBella has just opened a new outlet at the newly-renovated Suntec City and I am really excited to check out all the awesome foods. In fact, I am so in love with the idea that I am dedicating 2 month worth of post to PasarBella.


It's impossible to miss Cajun on Wheels with that cute crab sign at the top of the store designed to resemble a food truck.



Cajun on Wheels offers fresh Louisiana-style seafood such as crabs, lobsters, prawns mussels and white clams. The people beind Cajun on Wheels are really creative to come up with cute names such as Olympian Bucket, Poseidon Bucket, Reel Crabby Bucket, Just Be Shellfish Bucket.


For the on-the-go people and lone diners like me who don't have the company or the luxury of time to enjoy the whole feast, there are 6 Ocean Box to choose from where you can have Shrimps, Fish, Mussels, Mixed Seafood, Fish & Torpedo Prawn Bites, Torpedo Prawn 4pcs Fried Sutchi Fillets 4pcs, all with a choice of either 1 or 2 sides. As for me, I opted for Shrimps with 2 sides of Cajun Rice Pilaf and Corn. My meal came in a metal box loaded with 6 huge prawns, 2 pieces of steamed corn and cajun rice pilaf, drenched in my choice of Cajun Cheese sauce. The prawns are fresh and succulent, but the pilaf rice tastes suspiciously like Indian briyani. 


No more boring old fries, Cajun on Wheels offers 5 interesting fries to go with your seafood spread: Salted Egg Yolk Fries, Cajun Fries, Cheese Fries,  Sweet Potato Fries and Chicken Spam Fries. If you are not a fries person, you can always opt to have Corn, Fire Cracker Hot Squid or Cajun Rice Pilaf instead. I personally have a special fondness for sweet potatoes, so I ordered an extra side of Sweet Potato Fries. The beautifully-red sweet potato strips are crispy on the outside yet soft and sweet as honey on the inside.  

Besides the wallet-friendly prices, the best thing about Cajun on Wheels is that is halal! No wonder PasarBella is always packed with Muslim families on weekends.

PasarBella (Suntec City) 
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City North Wing #01-445
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 10pm 

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