Brunch Review: The Missing Pan at 619D Bukit Timah Road, Singapore

May 11, 2014

I've another brunch place to recommend to you guys! This time round it is The Missing Pan that's situated at the very convenient location of Bukit Timah Road, which for a lot of people is easily accessible by buses. The Missing Pan is a few doors down Choupinette and that German grocery store. Since it is a shophouse, seating is naturally limited, so be prepared to wait on weekends, when I expect there to be quite a bit of families and friends catching up over good food! There's a few downstairs, but take the elevator (yes you read right) to the second storey where you get to see some greenery. 

Photo credit: The Missing Pan / FoodNews PR
We started off our brunch tasting with some complimentary raisin hot cross buns, which are baked fresh in-house and so very fluffy! There's a very good philosophy of "honestly good food" that is from oven-to-table from The Missing Pan, since the guys who started it are bakers at heart. Be sure to try their breads if you drop by.


Next - what's brunch without some eggs? The 62 Degree Eggs Benedict ($22) is paired with smoked salmon, avocado, seaweed crumbs on sourdough with in-house hollandaise sauce. I found this to be done quite nicely -- the hollandaise sauce was not too overpowering and the bread was of the right texture to soak up the yolk that runneth over.


Then, my second favorite dish during the tasting - the Beetroot Quinoa Salad ($12) which has candied beetroot, arugula, herby flatbread strips. I was actually very surprised by this combination and dish. Who would have thought beetroot will go so well with quinoa and rocket? It is healthy, flavorsome and perfect to whet one's appetite! 


Then, the superstar of the day. The French Toast Salpicon ($19) that looked like an ordinary albeit gigantic french toast (compared to that DSLR in the background), covered with banana nuggets, mixed berries and served with a jar of strawberry-smoked maple syrup. I enjoyed the fruits and syrup over the super soft and moderately sweet toast! 


But cut it open and you'll find it stuffed with chicken, spinach and mushrooms!  Tadah!
That's what made this so special. It is in fact a savory french toast that you can have as a main + dessert. How ingenious is that? I would recommend this to be shared though. The portion is sure hearty. This is definitely a must-order at The Missing Pan if you are there for a big brunch.


We also tried the Pulled Pork Burger ($19++) which I always felt is a challenging dish, because pulled pork is one of those ingredients which you can easily overdo such that the sweetness overpowers everything else (including the pork). I was a bit apprehensive then to try this, but turns out my worries were unfounded. The pulled pork burger is fine! You can order this safely. It is juicy, flavorsome and not at all too strong.


Next, since we had daddy blogger +Alvin Lim with us, we ordered the Banana Split Sandwich ($12) which had brioche, caramelised bananas, marshmallow topped with ice cream, rainbow sprinkles and chocolate sauce. What a fun dish! I would order it for myself even if its meant "for the kids". Erm, try to share it though since the sugar content is a tad too high -- you don't want to be going on a sugar high!


For desserts, we simply couldn't resist even if we had so much already to order the Mela Con Formaggi ($14) that my friend on Facebook recommended when she found out that I was at The Missing Pan. It is actually a combination plate of granny smith apples, banana caramel sauce, chocolate soil, citrus mascarpone, parmigiano reggiano chips and homemade honeycomb. It is sweet, but the play on textures and ingredients was delightful.


We also tried the Chewy Brownie Cheesecake ($7.20). A dual-layered confection with creamy cheesecake on top and a rich & chewy chocolate brownie base. Ingenious! I found the cheesecake layer a tad too dense for me though.


Lastly, a delightful party of fruits and mushroom meringues called La Passion ($14). I am not sure if it is worthwhile to pay over $10 for fresh fruits and some sugar, but hey, if this is the least evil among all desserts maybe its worth considering.


Overall, The Missing Pan offers a pleasant brunch dining experience that is worth going to with some friends or family. If you are going as a couple, try to order sensibly since portions are larger than normal. 



The Missing Pan
#01/02-01, 619D Bukit Timah Road
+65 64664377
Tue - Sun: 10:00 - 22:00
Closed on Mondays

Thanks to The Missing Pan for the invite!

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