Forma – Serving Handmade Pasta by The Cicheti Group

The months-ahead reservation has finally brought us to Forma, for those with a love for pasta. Located in Joo Chiat area, the restaurant wasn’t big hence it won’t be a surprise if most of the seatings are outdoors. The outdoor seatings are enjoyable during dinner time and even better if the weather is ideal. Service is friendly there and the sommelier would be more than happy to introduce what wines they have to offer

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Starters to kick-start our dinner

We were torn by the selection of starters but we decided to go with these 3 in the end

Processed with Focos

Fiori Di Zucca Fritti $26

Fried Zucchini Blossoms Stuffed w Stracciatella, Lemon Zest

Upon hearing the next table exclaiming how delicious this was, we decided this shall not be missed. To be honest, I felt it was slightly above average. I mean it was good but not fantastic. For sure, Valentino’s version is better

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Burratina $26

Di Stefano Burrantina, Emeraldo Organic Evoo, Sea Salt

We didn’t like the texture of the burrata. It felt too soft and slimy and adding the sea salt made it worse. The only comfort was the bread, which I thought it was pretty decent

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Polpette Di Baccala $21

Sicilian Fried Salted Cod Balls, Mashed Potato, Aleppo Chilli, Lemon Aioli

The best out of all, and I definitely recommend you going for it. The texture and the flavour of the fried balls were fantastic. It somewhat reminded me of crabmeat balls but who knew fish could be so good as well

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Processed with Focos

Busiate con Pesto alla Trapanese $28

Datterini Tomatoes, Basil, Almond, Pecorino Romano DOP

A pasta with a really refreshing flavour. Love the fragrance of the basil and the tomato. The whole pasta was nicely balanced

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Pappardelle e Coda alla Vaccinara $36

Braised Oxtail Ragu of Tomato, Pecorino Romano DOP, Red Wine

The pappardelle was a little disappointing, not the texture of the pasta but the flavour of it.  I felt that the sauce was a little too salty overall,  and the cheese made it worse

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Tortellini in Brodo $34

Pork-filled Tortellini, Clear Chicken Brodo

Best out of all. This was very comforting. It’s like wanton soup. You need to give this a try. So simple but so flavourful

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Specials: Tomahawk

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We had an add-on special that came in the form of tomahawk. The beef was quite nicely done but the cabbage was overly salty. Not sure if it’s meant to be pickled, but it was a little overwhelming

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Torta della Nonna $18

Tuscan tart w Ricotta, Chestnut Paste, Pine Nuts, Vanilla Gelato

We like the tart. It was good. Soft and crisp with the smooth chestnut paste and the fragrance of the pine nuts, washing it down with some vanilla gelato, this was pretty yummy

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Biscotti $17

Hazelnut, Pistachio, Almond Crumble, Vanilla Cream, Raspberry Chips, Chocolate, Vanilla Gelato

And something for the chocolate-lovers. The dessert wasn’t a full chocolate based dessert but one made with crumbles and nuts for that added texture. I thought the desserts were quite decent overall

In my opinion, I felt Forma was a little overhyped. Granted, the texture of the pasta was really good but generally their dishes as a whole was just okay. There are definitely other Italian restaurants that serve good pasta too, so if you are unable to get a reservation here, well, there’s no need to be too upset over it

Forma

128 Tembeling Road, Singapore 423638

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