Badoque is a very small café situated in Simpang Bedok. To those who have not heard of Simpang Bedok, it is near Tanah Merah and houses Bedok Market. Surrounding are a few rows of eating places, most of them serving halal food, with no exception of Badoque, which is owned and run by Muslims, as stated on the menu. This area seems to be very popular among the Malay community so if you need a place for a halal meal, there’s always Simpang Bedok.
Squid Ink Pasta – $16.00
The squid ink spaghetti is cooked aglio olio way, which they claim is their speciality cooking method after perfecting for 3 years, and is topped with cherry tomato, squid, and seasoned octopus. My friend said that the squid tastes flour-ish and she didn’t finish it. She liked the pasta itself though.
Ravioli of the day – $15.50
Today’s ravioli was stuffed with mushroom and cheese and served with tomato sauce. I had this and I find it not bad. I have been having ravioli cravings for a long time.
Aglio Olio – $7.50
This aglio olio is essentially the same as the squid ink version except that regular spaghetti was used. However, it didn’t taste quite the same as the usual aglio olio. It was somewhat sweet and they probably added some sort of sugar as the garlic clumps together.
Seafood pasta in cream sauce – $15.00
The amount of seafood on this pasta was generous and so was the serving of pasta. I didn’t try this.
Seafood with Cream Risotto
Sausage and mushroom pizza – $16.00
I didn’t try this but it everyone thought it just tasted ordinary.
Meringue Cake with ice cream – $8.00
The meringue was good, as how meringue is usually good. However it wasn’t as good as The Patissier’s Passion Fruit Meringue, but of course that’s from another league. The ice cream, however, tasted like cheap ice cream.
Overall, the food was not bad at very reasonable prices. What’s more, prices are nett. However, the service could be faster as we waited longer than usual for our items to be served. The seating area is extremely small as well and we had no choice but to take outdoor seats. Food wise, it’s quite a good halal restaurant with big portions.
Overall: A hidden find in Bedok.
298 Bedok Road
Bedok Shopping Complex
Sun–Thu: 12pm – 11pm
Fri–Sat & PH Eve: 12pm – 12am
Bedok Shopping Centre
7.00 am – 2.00 pm $1.00 Per Hour
2.00 pm – 7.00 am $1.20 Per Hour
By Bus: 2, 9, 10, 48
By MRT: Tanah Merah (EW4)