I'm officially calling this week, spaghetti week! Since the start of the week, I've reviewed Spaghetti with Meat Sauce from Center Street Coffeehouse and Spaghettini Bolognese from Eastside Cafe. Today, I'll be reviewing yet another dish from Eastside Cafe. I'm gonna be having the Spaghettini with Pancetta, Dried Tomatoes and Garlic Sauce. That's the actual name of the dish on the menu. It's rather long in my opinion. It takes me a long time to type out. I don't like that, but I'm used to it. I'm used to it because my full name is Hayatt Shah S/O Gulam Sarwar Shah. Can you imagine having such a long name? Do you know how much of an inconvenience it is? I can't have my name on anything. My bank card is not big enough to print my full name on. On some websites, I have to modify my name, just so that I can meet the maximum characters allowed. Whenever I travel, immigration always asks me about my name and they always pronounce it wrong. There's more room for error with such a long name. When I take written examinations, half the time is gone after I'm done with my name! Nooooooooooooooo!!!
Now that I'm done with expressing my displeasure for long names, let's get on with this review. If you're wondering what the ingredients to this dish are, I hereby denounce you as a Ratketeer. The ingredients to this dish are....... (drumroll) - spaghettini, pancetta, dried tomatoes and garlic sauce. Before we continue, I have a confession to make. I love garlic. The more garlic the better. Vampires will never come close to me because I sweat garlic. If I was not known as Honorable Rat, I would have chosen to be Garlicky Rat. Not many can appreciate garlic like I do.
With that being said, you don't have to worry about this dish being too garlicky, Ratketeer or ... denounced Ratketeer. The saltiness of the pancetta along with the sweetness of the dried tomatoes compliments the garlic sauce really well. The flavor of this dish was not really overpowering. It had a lighter feel to it than the Spaghettini Bolognese. It was not as heavy as the Spaghettini Bolognese. However, it didn't give me that feelgood feeling that Spaghettini Bolognese did. It was a little too light in flavor for this rat. This dish is not something that I crave for when I am lazing around in the sewers, but I will definitely be back for this dish in the summer to replenish myself with garlicky goodness, after sweating it all out in the the summer.
Honorable Rating: Mmm, This Is Good (4/5)