Wednesday, March 15

PIM PAM by FOC, Orchard Road

Last year, I met up with a couple of girlfriends at FOC by Nandu Jubany for lunch. The meal consisted of a smorgasbord of sleek Catalan dishes, deliciously satisfying. The FOC family now has an offshoot, PIM PAM by FOC, a gastro-bodega inspired by the Barcelonan tapas and wine culture. If the intimate FOC is a great place for date night, PIM PAM by FOC is your to-go family-friendly spot. Great service, pleasing noms.


We ordered two versions, Ham and Crab. This is a must-order. Encasing rich creamy insides is a thin crumbed batter that doesn’t even count as batter as it is more of a fritter.

Oven-baked Bread Crumbs with Chorizo & 
Potato Foam, topped with Fried Eggs

As the name suggests, this is really just a fried egg with bread crumbs. But the egg is temptingly runny and a great binder for loose fluffy breadcrumbs.

Juicy Pork Meatballs stewed with Baby Octopus

Super tender meatballs but I wouldn’t get on board with the octopus stew. There is something about this surf and turf concoction that didn’t sit well with me.

Pan-fried Prawns with Garlic, Parsley & Bread

Quite a no-brainer dish - must admit I ordered this for my boys who loved it. My only quibble is the hard toast that was devoid of sauce-soaking properties.

Tender & Juicy Pork Shoulder with Black Garlic Mayo

This was a really good grown-up dish. With a whiff of chargrilled smokiness, I had no idea pork should could be this tender.


A likeable dish. Missing socarrat but still brimming with flavor.

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