New Gourmet Additions at The Missing Pan
Since its opening in November 2013, The Missing Pan has won over many with its refreshingly innovative modern cuisine and organic artisanal breads. Continuing the approach of serving “belly-warming” and “mood-lifting” meals, The Missing Pan recently introduced new gourmet mains and sharing bites that are perfect for savouring with good company over dinner.
We started our dinner with two sharing bites – Chorizo Fiesta ($10) and Chargrilled Squid ($12). The former consists of Spanish pork sausage, dried chilli, gherkin, black olives; while the latter is a rather spicy offering with the squid marinated in The Missing Pan’s own secret blend of spices and grilled to perfection.
Other small bites include the Missing S57 ($12), comprising of fries with truffle oil, parmesan cheese and black pepper, and Nachos ($12), a cheesy medley of twice-cooked tortilla corn chips with mozzarella, jalapenos, black olives and homemade tomato salsa doused in paprika cheese sauce.
Their quesadillas are also worth contenders. Overflowing with gooey melted goodness, Mushroom Quesadillas ($18) is wrapped with wild mushrooms, capsicum, spanish onions, and mozzarella. It is a vegetarian-friendly option. They also have Salmon Quesadillas ($20) with chunky salmon, dill mayonnaise, capsicum, Spanish onion and mozzarella. SAY CHEEEEESE!
For those hankering after rice and noodles, the various risotto dishes such as the Smoked Duck Risotto ($25), with smoked duck breast and hojimeishi mushroom, and the Crab Truffle Cream Risotto ($28), with Blue Swimmer crab and truffle oil, will satisfy the cravings. The Crab Risotto can do with more of the shellfish. There is just a small spoon of flaked crabmeat placed on the rice, and the stock used to cook the dish has little crab flavour. The rice is cooked nicely though, with a bit of bite in the grains.
Pasta-lovers are not left out with the Prawn Aglio Olio ($24), served with Tiger prawns, tossed in chilli padi and olive oil. The pasta is cooked til al-dente, but unfortunately, it lacks the smoky, wok-heat aroma.
In line with the popularised concept of communal dining, the flame-grilled German Baby Back Ribs ($36) are great for sharing, glazed with the house signature BBQ sauce and accompanied with fries and mesclun salad. The ribs are pork tender and the BBQ sauce is not too sweet.
For desserts, the Lychee Lemongrass Creme Brûlée ($6) is a treat for the senses with its delightful aroma and taste derived from infused lemongrass and lychee. The creme brulee was very light and can’t really taste the lychee. Panna Cotta ($12) came in a long tube with mango passionfruit jelly and blackcurrant coulis. It is luxuriantly creamy, but this is just too much. I like the decadent Brownie & Thyme Ice Cream ($12) with homemade thyme ice cream atop a nutty brownie accompanied by berry compote and crumble.
The Missing Pan showcases an alcoholic beverage list of selected craft beers and ciders to pair with its hearty food menu. Order from a curated list of craft beers from breweries such as St. Bernadus (Belgium) and BrewDog (UK), or choose from a selection of Thatchers Ciders and Brothers Ciders. For non-alcoholic refreshments, the Lychee & Lemon Soda ($6), Kalamansi Coconut Mint ($6) and the Minted Cucumber Soda ($6) are all-time favourites at The Missing Pan.
The Missing Pan
Address: 619D Bukit Timah Road, #01/02-01 Singapore 269724
Tel: 6466 4377
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays 9am – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm; Sundays & Public Holidays 9am – 6pm. Closed on Mondays.