That pretty much sums up all the sound you will hear as you bite into this heavenly goodness. Other than the mutually understanding om-nom-nom-nom and mmmmms ofcourse.
Almost more than a month back, before we went for a vacation, I got really hungry. Now, that is not saying much since I am usually in that state. Like after wiping off the last strand of my spaghetti now, I have my hands buried inside a box of grapes.
The point is, it was one of those days. K and I sometimes meet up for lunch whenever we can afford the entire hour for it between work. So, I went to this place where he works and we decided to go to Pita Pan very near to the place where he works. I had never seen the restaurant before and somehow I thought K meant “Peter Pan”. I was super excited to meet Peter Pan and rehearsed my hellos even.
Turned out it was not Peter Pan but Pita Pan. The sadness I felt was washed by seeing the word pita because I looooooove pita. I love how you can pocket those guys and fill ’em up like crazy kangaroos, only more delicious. I think. Hmmmmm.
Located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, this restaurant serves 100% vegetarian (well, okay, they serve eggs but well, they’re eggs!) and exotic Meditarranean cuisine. That’s what they say. And trust me when I say it – They can’t be more right!
With their own salad bar, pita pockets stuffed with delectable delights, mouth-watering shakshukas and some really zesty refreshing beverages, what more can you ask for? A longer lunch break perhaps!
They have a modest seating space but the view outside compensates for it. So do the friendly staff who will tell which sauce is spicy or what goes better with what and other such technicalities if you are interested. If the weather is good, you are in for a bigger treat! We loved sitting by the side overlooking the museum and water. The weather was gorgeous. As gorgeous as the pita pockets we had.
Since K and I were both ravenous, we decided to go for pita pockets greedily stuffed with everyone of those goodies. you can choose from falafels to hummus to pickled gourds to in-house olives to coleslaw to juicy whole cherry tomatoes to rich- in- fibre but crunchily good greens to anything! The whole selection is so colourful and so nutritious. Don’t forget to add some generous dollops of their extremely flavoursome tahini or amba sauce for some pizzaz!
We chose to make it a meal which is why we got french fries and ice-lemon alongside.
What makes these so good is that there is a variety in the texture and colour brought about by the stuffing that explodes in your mouth. And the best take-away? A whole lot of nutrition. Get a close-up view:
It even has corn! I feel overjoyed when I can spot a range of colours in my food – I have come to believe that it signals a lot of nutrition and taste. Even better if I can have a lot of it raw.
I love salads for that reason. But I can’t have salads alone and feel good or full. So stuffing them inside a pita pocket or like a Calcutta roll works great for me.
This fella looked so colourful and crunchy on the outside that I wanted to have the pita and keep it too! It was definitely a thing of beauty and it kind of hurt inside to bite into it. But once the flavours infused inside my mouth, there was no stopping. Sorry, Pita. You were just too tasty.
Oh, the French fries were neglected totally that day. Can’t blame the poor guys.
P.S. I must add that this makes for a very filling meal for me. I think the 3-4 falafels they add inside is one reason. So, making it a meal is not really necessary.