Saturday, September 6

The Missing Pan (Dinner)

Hello! (:

I spent yesterday vegetating away till I could take it no longer and decided to meet a special person for our kickass dinner and then a trip to a pasar malam! Hahaha I know it sounds so trivial and mundane but in all honesty, I haven't been to a pasar malam in ages so it was quite a nice experience revisiting a feature that is closely associated with growing up (:

Sorry I have digressed. The rest of this post has nothing to do with dinner last night or pasar malams but I just thought to put that in so that I can remember what I did when I decide to read my blog from time to time (:

Not too long ago, Bubs and I decided to go to The Missing Pan for an early dinner partly cos I was starving and partly cos I wanted to try more of their breakfasty/ brunchy food but as luck would have it, they only served dinner-ish food during dinner time! Erps. Sounds duh but trust me, I really had no clue. Anyhow, since I was already starving, I decided to just stay put and try some items on their dinner menu and in some way, I guess it's good that we tried cos now we know that we should only go there for breakfast/ brunch food! =P

Dinner started pretty well with complimentary bread that was warm and crusty. Their butter was also yummy (it's garlic butter if I'm not wrong) so we were quite pleased to have some bread to chow on while waiting for our mains to arrive.

In the mean time, I also had a cup of hot mocha ($6.50), which was great to me cos it helped to stave off the hunger pangs a little more. 

Since I have not had risotto for a while, I decided to try their Garden Risotto ($24), which was perhaps a tad too healthy for my palate! Haha Don't get me wrong, I love my greens and all but this had little taste and I had to ask for salt to make the dish more flavourful! One thing that is good though is that the serving is generous so you will DEFINITELY be stuffed if you, like me, managed to finish the entire bowl of veggies and risotto single-handedly. Haha

 Bubs had the Braised Beef Bowl ($34), which is interesting because he never had braised beef served in a bread bowl before. The beef was good but I think there wasn't enough sauce to dip the bread in so in the end, he asked for more butter and I think that did the trick (: We both noticed that many people who ordered this dish didn't manage to finish their bread (I don't think anyone can, really - there is just too much of it) so we felt that it was quite a waste of good bread. Oh welly. 

We also decided to order a cake for dessert since their tarts were such stunners! We went for the Coffee Cheesecake ($6.70) and it was really solid. The bottom layer tasted more like a brownie base than a cake base, and it was a tad too hard to be cake. The cheesecake layer was also pretty decent - it wasn't overly cheesy nor sweet, but at the same time, the cheesecake wasn't as smooth as expected. On the whole, this was average to good. The serving size was huge as always so we had a hard time finishing this, especially after our super filling mains!

All in all, I think there dinner dishes are decent though there's nothing much to shout about. I would certainly prefer to visit The Missing Pan at non-dinner times instead (: Thankful for this place nevertheless cos at least it is another option for me when I don't feel like travelling too far (:

Alright that's all for now. Happy weekend! (:

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