Official Website: http://www.pitapan.com.sg/
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-87 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
L1-87, Bay Level.
Tel: 6688 7450
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat: 11am-12am
Budget: $10-15 per person (10% Service Charge)
We were looking for a Mediterranean place to relive our memories of eating falafel wraps in London’s Borough Market back in 2012 and here’s what we found…
Situated in MBS, Pita Pan is a vegetarian-friendly (in fact, it’s 100% vegetarian) restaurant that serves Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food. We were damn excited to visit the place when we discovered that they had falafels.
Being indecisive diners who want everything (yes, we’re greedy :P), the lady suggested that we share the Mediterranean Platter ($26.90) [picture above] that came with a healthy assortment of mediterranean-style salad, hummus, falafels and a tahini dip. One can also pick the more budget option of customising their own falafel wrap and selecting their veg from their super colourful salad bar at the side.
Two warm wholemeal pita pockets were served alongside our platter. Here’s how you stuff a pita pocket: 1) Open up the pita pocket, 2) Add in whatever veg you want from the platter, 3) Put a falafel in and 4) Add some hummus/tahini spread to complete it!
I have to admit that I was a little disappointed at first to find that their falafels were deep-fried and not baked (like how Pret a Manger/Leon do theirs in London). Nevertheless, despite being deep-fried, the falafels at Pita Pan weren’t oily and had a really nice crunch to them. They tasted really authentic as well! For those who have no idea what falafels are, they’re actually little nugget balls made from mashed chickpeas. Don’t let the description turn you off, cos they’re actually pretty delicious! Many people (like SG Boy & my mum) fell in love with it after I introduced it to them. :D Their creamy hummus spread was really addictive too and we mopped up the whole plate.
Overall, the food was really fresh and tasty, and we had lots of fun stuffing and eating our pita pockets. Having lived in London for several years, I find that many of us here have limited exposure to middle eastern cuisine. Hence, for those who want to try something different from the usual hawker fare/Asian food, Pita Pan is definitely worth a visit! :D
Overall Verdict: 4/5 falafels