I decided to try Twyst after a friend of mine recommended the place for its pastas. Though I am not a big fan of pastas, I decided to give it a shot since it was nearby my office.
Twyst is a playful pun on the word “twist”, preluding to their pasta menu that is carefully crafted using unexpected ingredients in the sauces, while still offering the classic and beloved Italian favourites.
They have two outlets, one is their flagship outlet at Raffles Place MRT Station, and the other at Asia Square Tower 2. I dined at their flagship outlet, which was nearby my office.
Twyst practices a pay first, eat thereafter system. One thing I really liked about Twyst is that besides the traditional method of ordering over-the-counter, you can beat the queue by placing your orders via Twyst’s online ordering system by scanning the QR code from the comfort of your table in-store.
To order, customers can either order from Chef’s Signature list of ready-curated pastas, or build your own pasta.
Twyst brings you a new pasta concept where you can customise your very own pasta with 6 unique sauces, choose your protein and toppings. Each pasta is inclusive of one protein and one vegetable/topping. An extra serving of protein costs S$2.00 onwards while each additional serving of vegetables/toppings costs just S$1.00. There’re just so many ways to build your very own pasta! Twist it your way.
To complete your meal, you can also add S$3.50 for a soup and beverage, or just $1.50 for a beverage.
Other than pastas, they also have freshly pressed panini available. If you’re a fan of coffee, you’re in luck too! Within the outlet in Twyst, you’d also get to order freshly-brewed specialty grade coffee from Tiong Hoe Speciality Coffee. I didn’t try the coffee though, because I don’t drink coffee.
Creamy Alfredo with Poached Chicken and Sous Vide Egg – $9.90
The Creamy Alfredo was surprisingly nice!
The sauce was creamy enough.
Freshly Pressed Panini – Beef Pepperoni, Ham & Marinara Panini – $5.50; & Ham & Cheese Panini – $4.50
Tywst panini are made using premium sourdough bread. I tried two of their panini series, thinking that one wouldn’t be enough. I tried their beef pepperoni, ham & marinara panini and their ham & cheese panini.
They will re-toast it after you place your order. I’m happy to report that both panini were equally good.
|Did you know?|
Panini or panino is a sandwich made with Italian bread. They are sometimes served warm after grilling or toasting.
I definitely would be back for more panini. It makes a good breakfast before work.
Overall, the food was good. The preparation of the time of the food was pretty quick. Do note that the portion of the pasta is not much, but you can always ask them to upsize it for $1. What I particularly liked were their panini, and I would definitely be back for more of those.
Price-wise, it’s really affordable given that Twyst is located in the Central Business District area. A meal for two cost $19.90 which was pretty reasonable, given that I ordered two panini and a pasta.
One thing I particularly disliked was that they used disposal plates, cutlery and utensils. It’s such a waste of resources and not environmentally friendly at all.
Check out also:
- XW Western Grill @ Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore
- 49 Seats @ The Centrepoint, Orchard
- Unique ice cream flavours at Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique @ Tanjong Pagar, Singapore
75%: Price (value for money)
78%: Overall Rating
Open on weekdays from 7.30 AM to 8.00 PM
Closed on weekends (Sat & Sun)
5 Raffles Place
Raffles Place MRT Station