Funny Lasagna is Chef Peter Bontoi’s latest venture. Previously from Il Piccolo, he opened Pizza Pazza at Anchorpoint food court, sold that off to his partner, started a brief chef for hire business, and now has positioned himself squarely in the heartlands – in a quiet little coffeeshop within Alexandra Village.
His pizzas and pastas from his Pizza Pazza days are still on the menu, but given the shop’s name, we couldn’t not order lasagnas on our first visit. Given that there are about 15 different lasagnas on the menu, it certainly took us some time to decide on two.
I ordered the Lasagna Buongustaio, a cream sauce with chicken, mushrooms and onion. This tasted pretty much like how you’d expect – quite rich and creamy, but pretty good all the same, if a little gelak.
A ordered the Pesto-Salmone Lasagna, which was definitely more original. Although slightly lacking in salmon, the pesto sauce gave a very different spin to the usual expectation of lasagne, and all in all it was very good.
Next time I think I’ll try the squid ink lasagna, or maybe try something slightly tomato-based, like his seafood lasagna or the vegetarian house special with porcini mushrooms.
Block 127, Bukit Merah Lane 1
01-230, Alexandra Village
Open: 11am to 10pm daily