ITALIAN FOOD IN THE HEARTLAND by The Straits Times (1st April 2016) Tan Hsueh Yu Food Editor recommends

While walking around in circles trying to find PocoLoco, I get to thinking how apt the name of this Italian restaurant is. It means Little Crazy in Spanish (not Italian) and the owners must have a sense of humour. Why would anyone open an Italian restaurant in the deep heartland of Ang Mo Kio, surrounded […]

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Tiramisu

“Tiramisu” (that literally means “cheer me up!”) is a very popular Italian dessert prepared with finger biscuits (in Italian, “Savoiardi”) dipped into coffee and a cream made of “mascarpone” ( a kind of soft cheese), eggs and sugar. Its top is then garnished with a thin layer of powdered cacao that greatly contributes to give […]

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PococLoco in Business Times (5th March 2016)

Off the beaten track. Business Times (BT) weekend find out if neighbourhood European restaurants can survive and thrive in out-of-the-way locations.  PocoLoco were part of BT on 5th March 2016 title ‘Humble beginnings” Humble beginnings PocoLoco 408 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-779 Tel: 8436 3363 Opens 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm daily THE Saveur group may have given up […]

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Sauteed Mushroom

“Funghi trifolati” (there is not any equivalent of the Italian word “trifolato” in English) is mushrooms cooked in garlic, olive oil, parsley, and then sautéed in white wine.  In Pocoloco, we serve them accompanied with rocket salad seasoned with aromatic wine vinegar. Rocket salad has a fragrant, lightly bitter and spicy taste that perfectly pairs […]

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Torta croccante al cioccolato e gelato

Crunchy and colourful, “Torta croccante al cioccolato e gelato” (In English, “Chocolate Mousse crunch cake with gelato”) is a delicious dessert that gives you two of life’s great pleasures – chocolate mousse and ice cream.  This is the reason why it pleases children and adult. Perfect for any occasion and season, “Torta croccante al cioccolato” […]

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Bread in Blueberry Coulis Dessert

Take a break and enjoy this simple and refreshing dessert that combines the crispy fragrance of deep fried bread with the tart flavours of lime and blueberry and the freshness of fraiche cream. “Pane fritto in coulis di mirtillo e Panna fresca al Limone” ( In English, Bread with blueberry coulis and lime crème fraiche) […]

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Pancetta di maiale al forno

“Pancetta di maiale al forno” (in English Roast Pork Belly) is made with the tastiest and fattest cut of pork, the belly.  In PocoLoco, we serve this simple but delicious dish seasoned with the savoury gravy that pork meat naturally releases during its baking. Some few rocket leaves and a split boiled potato are added to […]

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Cosciotto di agnello al forno con patate gratinate e salsa persillade

Savoury and flagrant, roast leg of lamb (in Italian, “Cosciotto di Angello al forno”) is a traditional meat dish very common in all the Mediterranean countries,  where it is usually consumed during weddings or at Easter. In Pocoloco, we serve this rich dish seasoned with some Persillade sauce (a sauce made with Persil, garlic, herbs […]

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Uova con asparagi bianchi, salsa olandese e prosciutto

White (or green) asparagus and eggs are such a perfect pairing that “Uova con asparagi” (In English, eggs with asparagus) has been always considered one of the most delicious yet simple dishes in the world. In Pocoloco, we discovered that this dish becomes even more delicious by adding some salsa hollandaise and few slices of […]

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Coda alla vaccinara

“Coda alla vaccinara” (In English: stewed oxtail) is one of the most famous (and tastiest) traditional Italian dish, precisely from Rome. It is prepared with oxtail, tomato juice, diced carrots and onions. The oxtail is stewed for long in the tomato juice in order to preserve its tender texture. Diced carrots and onions are added in order […]

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