Friday, July 7, 2017

Plentyfull @ Millenia Walk - Beautiful Food That Is Both Delicious To The Camera and Palate


I have seen many beautifully plated dishes on social media platforms from Plentyfull at Millenia Walk and I have been wanting to check out the place. Plentyfull is not just about instagrammable food, the food is actually made from scratch where possible, using the freshest seasonal produce sourced from farmers and artisans locally and internationally. It provides honest, hearty and homemade meals away from home.

House Charcuterie 4.2/5

Our dinner at Plentyfull started with the House Charcuterie. Diners can order a la carte or if you want a bit of each, you can go for a choice of 4 different cured meats at $38 regular or $46 large. We had the 777 Duck Breast Prosciutto ($16), 5J Jamon Iberico ($22) and Szechuan Peppered Swordfish Belly Ham ($16). My favourite is the duck breast prosciuto for its deep flavour that has been cured for 21 hours, smoked for 7 hours and dry aged for 7 days.

Organic Tofu Caprese 4.5/5

The next dish we tried is the Organic Tofu Caprese ($16). The smooth and silky tofu is dressed in an aged ponzu sauce with plum tomatoes, shallots and seeds. Tofu is known to be quite tasteless but this turned out to be a dish packed with complex but yet delicious flavours, refreshing and enjoyable. The plum tomatoes were extremely sweet too.

House Flat Bread 4.2/5

Do you know that Plentyfull made their own bread and butter? The best way to appreciate them is the House Flat Bread ($12) which comes with nori butter, elderflower caramel & EVO oil. My favourite is the nori butter with that extra hint of saltiness that went very well with the flat bread.

Seasonal Vegetable Tart 4.5/5

For the Seasonal Vegetable Tart ($16), this week we had the carrot tart. A layer of carrot puree sits on top of a crispy tart base that tasted like chicken twisties. This is crowned by a beautiful garden of vegetables held together excellently by the black garlic gem.

Grilled Spiced Lamb Ribs 3/5

Moving on to the mains, we tried the Grilled Spiced Lamb Ribs ($30). The slow cooked lamb ribs are served with smoked yogurt, edamame and horseradish. I could taste cumin and star anise on top of other spices and the smokey flavour. However I thought the meat was a bit overcooked and tough.

5 Spiced Duck Leg Confit 3.5/5

Next we had the 5 Spiced Duck Leg Confit ($28) with cucumber, radish salad and mantou. While the duck skin is slightly crisp, the meat felt short of being confit. It felt more like having a braised duck. I am not saying it is not good but kind of misleading with the menu.

Beetroot Risotto 4.5/5

My favourite dish at Plentyfull has to be the Beetroot Risotto ($24). The natural colouring from the beetroot made the risotto looks very appetizing. I was very eager to dig into the plate of arborio rice cooked with a medley of beetroot and pecorino cheese. This is a plate of goodness with the beetroot sweetness and cheesy percorino coming together beautifully on the palate.

Coconut Creme Brulee 4/5

For dessert, we tried the Coconut Creme Brulee ($14) which consists of coconut ribbons, salted gula melaka ice cream. Once again, I felt that the naming is a bit confusing. Except for the coconut ribbons, there is nothing actually taste coconut. Technically the creme brulee has coconut but the pandan flavour is more distinct. It should have named kaya or pandan creme brulee.

Miso Souffle 4.2/5

Not to be missed on the dessert menu is the Miso Souflle ($16) with toasted walnut ice cream. The light and pillowy souffle was so soft that I nearly fell into dreamland.

I am glad to have visited Plentyfull. The all day dual concept restaurant, patisserie and gourmet grocer not only dish out beautifully plated food, they are deliciously made from scratch too. It definitely worth a return to try more of the dishes on the menu.

Note: This is an invited tasting.

Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039596
Tel: +65 64932997
Nearest MRT: Promenade (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 1130am - 1030pm

1) Alight at Promenade MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

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