SINGAPORE RESTAURANT

What's Pide

Mediterranean flatbreads with a Korean twist at China Square Central

Pide (pronounced "pea-dae") is essentially a pocket of freshly baked, hand-kneaded, Medditeranean flatbread that’s loaded with various ingredients. What's Pide has made its way to Singapore, offering the Turkish-based, Korean-spin-off phenomenon, that has garnered a rather large fanbase of its own.

The hype: What is pide, exactly? Essentially a pocket of hand-kneaded, freshly baked Mediterranean flatbread that’s loaded with various ingredients; this Turkish-based, Korean-spin-off phenomenon has garnered a fanbase of its own. 

The vibe: Set to resemble a typical fast food outlet, What’s Pide is uncomplicated and receives major points for its simple yet chic interior, with two accessible components to the store: the order counter that greets customers upon entrance, and the dining area. 

The food: Right off the bat, the baked skin of the pides gives off a light sheen when unwrapped, signifying a slightly crisp crust. However, the wraps retain their sponginess beneath the crust for the sauce to be soaked up. Hey! Lu Lu ($6.50) is a boneless chicken thigh that’s seasoned with a creamy sauce, incorporating the distinctive tang of the Sarawak black pepper and topped with pineapple slices for a refreshing twist. Meanwhile, Mrs Park ($9) is the perfect candidate to bring the Korean interpretation to the traditional Middle Eastern delicacy; it stars a heavenly balance of marinated bulgogi beef and caramelised onions. Another highlight here is Prawn Star ($8.50), which pockets full, deep fried soft-shelled prawns for a crunchy bite while retaining all that umami flavour within.

The drinks: Caffeine lovers are highly encouraged to try a cup of the house brew, fondly known as Pide’s Brew ($5.90). Brewed fresh with Vietnamese coffee, Pide's Brew is a nitro cold brew prepared with a splash of coconut water. And don’t be afraid to ask for more, if you prefer your cup of Joe on the sweeter side. A unique craft fizzy drink is also a good choice at What’s Pide; Aka Cola ($3.20) is a Malaysian nutmeg-based bubbly cola.

Why you’ll be back: What’s Pide isn’t your usual run-of-the-mill junk food lunch option. Instead, it presents tasty mouthfuls which won't put you into a food coma, besides being perfect for a day on-the-go.

Venue Details
Address: What's Pide, #01-63 China Square Central, 22 Cross St., Singapore, 048421 Singapore
Phone: 9389-0863
Website: www.fb.com/whatspidesg/
Area: Chinatown
Cuisine: Korean
Price Range: $
Open since: April, 2019
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-9pm
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