I don’t just eat laksa when I’m at the Hong Lim food center. Sometimes I head for Pasta Express (#02-41 ). It offers value-for-money Western meals.
My spaghetti vongole costs S$5 a plate and it’s pretty good. There are other pasta dishes such as arrabiata and marinara as well as Western sets including fish and chips.
The stall is a bit harder to find as it’s tucked away inside, rather than facing outwards like the laksa stall. For days when I want something a little bit different than regular hawker fare.