The intriguing name and a beautiful engaging website convinced us to visit The Missing Pan at Bukit Timah Road. It is a nice little artisan bakery with a well decorated brasserie upstairs.
To get to the brasserie you take a tiny elevator to the second storey. The small space is aesthetically pleasing with decorative wood tiles and walls lined with wooden drawers. Chequered framed windows at the back allow you to look into their kitchen. Full height front windows give a good view of the greenery outside.
Even on a weekday afternoon, the place filled up quite quickly. A reason may be that students get 15% off for meals on Tuesdays to Fridays.
The menu has items normally found on brunch menu – eggs, muesli, burgers and salad. There is a section for kids. We thought we would try the slightly more unusual items and ordered the French Toast Salpicon ($19), Rosemary Rosti Stack (S$16) and the Pulled Pork Burger ($19).
The French Toast Salpicon is a sweet-savoury french toast. It looked sumptuous, topped with banana slices, colourful mixed berries, dragonfruit and kiwi fruit. It was stuffed with chunks of chicken, spinach and mushrooms. The sweet and savoury combination was interesting but not everyone would enjoy it. The fried banana nuggets served with the toast were brilliant.
The Rosemary Rosti Stack, which came with sunny side-up, looked good and had a nice aroma. It also had bacon stuffed between the layers of fried potatoes. We found the dish to be a bit bland and somewhat oily.
The Pulled Pork Burger looked the most uninteresting but it turned out to be the most delicious dish. The pork was juicy and simply delicious.
An item on the dessert menu called “the Missing Pieces” caught our attention. They turned out to be chocolate covered meringue cookies. Three large yummy pieces were served. They were not chewy and had a nice texture and flavour. We also had an Oreo smoothie which was quite good.
We enjoyed our leisurely lunch at the charming little bakery/brasserie; but we never found out why it was called “The Missing Pan”.
Food : 3
Service : 3
Overall Rating : 3 TOPs
Average price per person for lunch : $24
The Missing Pan
#01/02-01, 619D Bukit Timah Road
Tue – Sun: 10:00 – 22:00
Closed on Mondays
#Street fact – Bukit Timah means Tin Hill in Malay, although no tin was ever found in the Bukit Timah area.
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