If a meal at the beach sounds like something you and your family would enjoy, look no further than Trapizza on Siloso Beach, Sentosa – facing the South China Sea, located near the Siloso Point Cable Car Station.
Travel by taxi, car or the resort’s shuttle bus from VivoCity, and let time wash away over lunch or dinner. Embracing the peaceful atmosphere at the casual openair Italian eatery, we were seated under white canopies; though on weekends expect a bustling scene. Take a stroll on the smooth sand, wade at the water’s edge, or join in activities like rock climbing, making use of the children’s playground or attempting acrobatic feats on the flying trapeze, all operated by Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa.
Wood-fired thin crust pizzas are a highlight, with the signature Sicilian pizza ($24.90) bursting with flavours from traditional Sicilian pork sausages, salami, capsicum, onion and oregano. I also enjoyed refreshing Siloso prawn salad ($18) for the freshness and juiciness of the colourful tropical fruit, crunchy cucumber and capsicum – complemented by inviting prawns, all drizzled with Italian dressing. Trapizza linguine with prawns, mussels, crab and arugula, tossed in white wine with saffron, tomato and cream is tasty and filling. Another pasta item, the spaghetti aglio olio, is presented with oven-baked tiger prawns, redolent with aromatic herbs and dressed with delightful pesto. A children’s menu includes chicken wings, pasta and suitably sized items for little fingers.
Crème brulee and tiramisu make their appearance alongside ice-cream cones, while the chocolate brownie on offer is lusciously rich.
Thirst-quenchers range from beer, wine and soft drinks to specially crafted mocktails and creative chilled concoctions.
On the two occasions I visited, service was friendly and laid-back, befitting the location. During a weekday lunch, my companions included a handsome peacock out for a stroll.Trapizza 10 Siloso Beach Walk Tel 6376 2662 shangri-la.com
REVIEW BY RAELENE TAN. IMAGE COURTESY: SHANGRI-LA’S RASA SENTOSA RESORT AND SPA