Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Wild Olives (Changi Airport T2 Staff Canteen)

I did not know of this till recently when my friend brought me to this place. How many of us know that there is a staff canteen hidden in Changi Aiport Terminal 2? Kee Chiu (Raise hands)

The staff canteen at T2 is huge! Lots of tables and chairs it is like a food court and there are many stalls, more than 10! You are spoilt for variety. In fact, the place looks better than a food court, it was bright, colourful, clean and spacious! 
After a quick walk around, decided to try the western food; Wild Olives. Wild Olives specialises in Western and Italian Cuisine. It does not use Pork and Lard in it's dishes. It's pasta starts at $3.30 (public price)! 

There was a short queue at the stall; one of the stalls with a queue. 



Menu (a)
Menu (b)
I ordered Linguine Alla Vongole. Staff price is $3.80 while public is $4.20. Wow, it is cheap for pasta compared to other hawker centres or food courts. Where else can you find such cheap pasta! In addition, you can add a small Soup / Garden Salad for $1.00 each.
Homemade Mushroom Soup $1.00
Well, I paid just $1 for this bowl of 'small soup' to complete my meal. It's definitely not small! This is their Homemade Mushroom Soup. I added pepper, hence you will notice that there are small black bits on the top of the soup. A big bowl of mushroom soup, the mushroom flavour was mild but addictive. In the end, I finish the whole bowl and found myself longing for more. But still I prefer if the mushroom flavour was stronger and there are chunks of mushrooms in it. 
Linguine Alla Vongole $4.20
Linguine Alla Vongole; linguine(pasta) with clams in white wine sauce. I am impressed by their generous portion of food. Look at the number of clams and amount of linguine given. This cost only $4.20! The clams were fresh and perfectly cooked. The pasta was a tad too dry, that was easily solved by mixing it with the sauce below. The sauce was disappointing as it was not fragrant enough although there were small pieces of garlic in the sauce. This dish would have been much better with more white wine sauce.

I wish that I live at the east side of Singapore. I did not know about this place till now. Well it is better late than never. Overall, I thought that the food (the two items I have tried) could have been better. But let's not forget that it is very cheap! I will not call it cheap and good food, but more of cheap and decent/average food. Hopefully, I will have more chance to explore the T2 Staff Canteen. If you know what's nice here, let me know. 

Wild Olives (Changi Airport T2 Staff Canteen)
Stall 5, Staff Canteen Level 3M
Airport Boulevard, Changi Airport Terminal 2 - Public Area
Staff Canteen Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 7am - 8pm
                                                 Sat, Sun & PH 7am - 9pm
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23 comments:

  1. One of my favourite stall. Do you know Changi Terminal One has staff canteen too :)

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    1. Hi Derrick,

      Terminal one's is at basement right? Stairways from MacDonald. Any other recommendation you have on food at the Airport?

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  2. I am not so much in these type of food but my other will certainly love the pasta with clams. That looks quite good but sad to say we are far away to come over to try out.

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    1. If you transit at Singapore, can drop by!

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  3. Yea, portion looks pretty worth of the price! Yea, it's good to live in the east! hahaha! That's where most of the hidden gems are!

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    1. Yes, very cheap! Hard to find this type of price

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  4. lol! I've been there before too! :)

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  5. Fish and chips is their signature!

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    1. Is it? I did not try this. Will be a long long time before I come back here again (considering of distance)

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  6. Its one of my favorite dinning places @ the airport :) Love its pasta and chicken cutlet :)

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    1. Wa, everyone knows about this place except me! What other stalls or items to try?

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  7. The staff canteens are really the only places in the airport that you get a value-for-money meal. Too bad they close real early. The popular stalls always sell out after the lunch peak hours.

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    1. Agree very value for money. Wow, sell out? Why can't they cater more since they always sell out? (after all they will earn more this way)

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  8. I visited a canteen at T2 sometime back but not sure if it's the same one u're talking about. Don't recall it's for staff but food are quite cheap there. Mmmm.... gonna kiv this.

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    1. Yes, this should be the one! What a hidden gem right?

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  9. i totally didn't know about staff canteen at changi airport terminals! will pay a visit here one day to check out the cheap food though it's really out of the way (from woodlands) LOL!

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    1. There's 858 that departs from Woodlands interchange to Changi Airport.

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  10. How to reach level 3M from arrival hall of terminal 2?

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    1. Hi, you need to take the leave to level 3 and then climb up the stairs to 3M. Alternatively, you can ask any of the airport staff. They will be able to give you the directions.

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  11. check out http://www.changirecommends.com for singapore deals. it's under changi airport itself!

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  12. Hi, are luggage trolleys allowed inside this area? I would love to try the food!

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  13. Yes, you can. But do note most lifts do not ply to this level.

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