Monday, November 28, 2016
Last week, I visited a new restaurant in town for dinner - Plentyfull.
Plentyfull as a restaurant is indeed plentiful. Occupying a large space in Millenia Walk, the dining room is also accommpanied by a patisserie, bar, and also Little Farms' retail gourmet section, from which the kitchen obtains some of its ingredients. It offers a market table luncheon spread in the day for the many office executives nearby and transform into a modern brasserie at night.
"A TASTE OF RESTORATION"
Plentyfull's main concept is to restore through honest, hearty food that feels like homemade meals away from home. Food at Plentyfull is made from scratch with fresh produce sourced from local and international farms.
What I love most was the beautiful interior. I think it's a suitable place for birthday parties or intimate weddings! The size of this restaurant is just nice (seating capacity 132 pax) and there is no need to spend extra on decor because the default is already so pretty!!! There is also a private room available, suitable for group of 8s.
Although it's the founder's first foray into the food industry, she's definitely on the right track. I love how the restaurant differentiates itself from the rest by serving tasty, wholesome meals not easily found elsewhere. The kitchen has no can opener because there's no need to. The food served are preservative-free.
Here's what we had! Love the vibrancy!
Lychee & Lemon Soda ($8++) for me.
This looked like spam fries at first but it's actually layered potato slices. The Plentyfull Fries ($12++) is served with a yummy dip.
Not pictured is the Huajiao Winglets ($12++) which I enjoyed very much because it's flavoured with spiced salt.
Tofu Caprese ($14++)
Silken tofu dressed in yuzu soy dressing with plum tomatoes, shallot & seeds. Everyone was exclaiming how yummy the tomatoes are! I don't really like tomatoes but I try to eat them because they are healthy but this is one of the rare times I reached out for more tomatoes on my own accord!
House-smoked Mussels on Toast ($24++)
I don't like mussels but it was good here paired with charred scallion yoghurt & kimchi tomatoes.
Miso Gratinated Aubergine ($16++)
Charred aubergine gratinated with Saikyo miso on cabbage slaw. Again, I don't eat eggplants but surprisingly I kinda like this because of the creamy layer on top. I am not the type to incoporate much veggie to my diet volunteeringly but I really don't mind having all these veggies because they tasted so good.
Pan-fried Farmed Barramundi ($26++), Quick-braised served with seasonal greens in a yuzu wasabi glaze. The wasabi glaze is not too strong and most importantly, the fish is fresh. I was surprised that it's a barramundi because most of the times I had barramundi, it was too bland for me but this one is nicely marinated. The crisp of the skin also gives it another texture. I wish I had the whole plate to myself!
The rest had the Short-rib Ragu with House-made Parpadelle ($26++) with confit vine tomatoes & pecorino cheese. I didn't have it but the pasta itself looked so good... would love to try if they had a non-beef version!
Time for desserts! We had four of them!
Clockwise from top:
Devil’s Food Cake ($9++) Chocolate sponge cake layered with valrhona dark chocolate ganache. The chocolaty taste is VERY rich, definitely a winner for all chocolate fans.
S'mores Tart ($8++), an all-time crowd favourite.
Monkey Cake (9++) Like what the name suggests, it's a chocolate banana cake. The freshness of the ingredients used is evident and the sweetness is just right.
Queen’s Cake ($9++) Strawberry sponge layered with rose cream and fruits (lychees & raspberries) - I love how the sponge cake just melts in the mouth. I was already very full by then and only wanted a bite but I actually finished my share because I couldn't stop. Haha.
With Jacelyn after our yummy dinner!
9 Raffles Boulevard #01-79/80, Millenia Walk
(65) 6493 2997