Normally another generic mall restaurant I wouldn't bother with, but the dear girlfriend sent a photo of Caffé B's menu that piqued my interest. Almost the same photo here. Do you see the outline in red? It offers a carbonara with egg yolk, promising absolutely NO CREAM. How rare is that?!
I don't hang out at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) or its restaurants. But on the usual work day when I'm zipping around offices, it isn't difficult to head over to the Central Business District and the Marina Bay Financial Center to meet friends for lunch or drinks. This dear girlfriend made a date and took me to Caffé B to satisfy my curiosity. We strolled over for lunch on a day when it decided not to rain.
There was a spicy fish aglio e olio. It was topped with a nicely-seared piece of seabass with skin. We appreciated that. Of course I ordered the spaghetti carbonara. It came out looking and tasting exactly what I had hoped for. Hurrah! The spaghetti was nicely al dente, and all that egg yolk. Mmmm. 😍 It was a tad salty, probably from the pieces of bacon. But I could happily live with that. I don't take the bacon, but don't mind them in the pasta for flavor. That's the whole point of carbonara. I love pasta and its accompanying carbohydrates. So I ate up all the spaghetti and left a pile of bacon at the side. Heeeheehee.
Caffé B offers limited choices of pasta at lunch, but they sufficed for a one-dish meal. At its current prices of S$18-S$20 per pasta, it's super comparable to many restaurants in town, way surpassing some other restaurants' and cafes' crap pasta that are priced at S$24 a dish. I HATE THAT. Good pasta isn't difficult to cook; good pasta also doesn't have to be priced at more than S$20 each when it's just plain aglio e olio or arrabbiata. MBS isn't inconvenient to get to. I'm definitely coming back to the restaurant for more of its food at lunch. Not dinner. Dinner prices aren't friendly.