One of the better brunch places at Bukit Timah area, The Missing Pan not only serve Instagram-worthy all day brunch items, but also offer hearty, feel-good mains on their dinner menu. The Missing Pan recently introduced new gourmet mains and sharing bites that promises to take the spotlight of savouring a good meal with your family or friends.
Let’s take a look at some of their pre-dinner shareable bites and new creations for the all-day dinner.
There are two types of Chorizo commonly served in restaurants; one is the Mexican chorizo made with fresh ground pork and seasoned with spices, while the other is the Spanish chorizo made with cured or semi-cured chopped pork and seasoned with smoky Spanish paprika. The chorizo sausage served at The Missing Pan is from the Spanish type, and it is generally softer, spicier, longer and fatter than the regular ones. The Chorizo Fiesta has a slightly spicy flavor (although not as much as you think) with the additions of dried chill, gherkins and black olives, it added a wonderful extra layer of flavor to the dish. Served well as an entree itself, or you can share it with your friends and pair it with any main course.
A terrifically comforting dish is either you love it or you hate it, and I mean the chargrilled squid. This sustainable seafood item is an fantastic ingredient for easy dinners, as it cooks in no time and goes well with a variety of flavors. The squid is marinated with the chef’s seasoning, chargrilled over medium heat, leaving the surface of the squid cooked through and served warm with fresh greens. The texture of the squid was soft and tender, you know immediately it was well executed, otherwise it will be chewy in texture.
The risotto absorbs the delectable flavours from the semi sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and homemade stock before being tossed with hojimeishi mushrooms, baby spinach and cubes of tender smoked duck breast to make a spectacular dish. The texture of the risotto was perfectly al dente and it had a good balance of flavours. The only shortfall for this dish was that I wish the duck breast could be slightly larger diced.
This quesadilla stuffed with wild mushrooms, capsicum, spanish onions and mozzarella is just the appetiser for any party or dinner occasion coming up. The tortillas were nicely toasted to crisp brown and with the melted cheese inside, you might need to get your hands dirty in order to enjoy. This is a perfect option for the vegetable enthusiasts.
I think The Missing Pan falls in the sweet department. This dessert bears close resemblance to a regular nougat, but with a frozen texture. The crunchy pistachio nuts and dried apricots make a stunning combination with the meringue sticks, however it tasted limp and only looks great.
The creme brulee custard was infused with fresh lemongrass and lychee, then topped with a brittle layer of caramelised sugar. Taste-wise, the lychee flavor wasn’t strong enough and was overpowered by the lemongrass, but it still manages to taste good on the tongue.
Grated coconut form the biscuit base of this dessert, with layer of passion fruit curd and a piece of white chocolate bar atop. This dessert took me by surprise as I didn’t expect passion fruit and coconut would go well together. The slightly sour passionfruit complemented the sweetness of the coconut bits and white chocolate, I think it was light enough for one to finish, but sharing is always recommended.
The Missing Pan showcases an alcoholic beverage list of craft beers and a small selection of imported ciders. For non-alcoholic refreshment, the Lychee and Lemon Soda is one of the all-time favourites at The Missing Pan.
Despite some misses here and there, that doesn’t subtract the overall good experience. I enjoyed most of the starters and mains, it’s definitely worth visiting again.
The Missing Pan
Address: 619D Bukit Timah Road #01/02-01
Tel: (65) 6466 4377
Tuesday to Saturdays: 9am to 5pm, 6pm to 10pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 9am to 6pm
Closed on Mondays