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Review for The Missing Pan

3.3

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Address: #01/02-01, 619D Bukit Timah Road, 269724
10 Feb 2014
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Lousy service great food though

Had a gathering of 9adults and 1 child. we were all full of anticipation after i dined there on a week night. The experience was good enough for me to recommend to my friends for a gathering.
The food portion was generous. it's good tasting food. solid and fresh.
The berries milkshake one of us ordered was heavenly. The rosti stack was laden with wonderful layers of bacons and the crisp was just right. The 62deg egg benedict with smoked salmon was tasty and wonderful. however one of the burger came with the wrong doneness of the steak. My friend asked for medium rare, it turned out medium well. The other burger was good. And oh the fries were good! lightly salted and perfect. The kid enjoyed it alot as well as some of us. 

However, we were extremely disappointed with the service and the cooking team. The birthday girl had to wait 1+hrs for her order to arrive. despite us checking with the crew if her order was ready repeatedly 2-3times. 
and i was told the orders were mixed up because of 2 orders that came in later. That made the kitchen crew confuse. To me and to my friends, that's unacceptable excuse.
We all agreed that we would have strongly recommend The missing pan to our friends given the quality of food But the handling of a large group and the waiting time for our orders to arrive which took 45mins on average for the rest of us, just did not make it a happy brunch place.
To be fair, the 2 cakes we ordered were waived on the account of the cafe.
And also, they definitely fare better in handling smaller groups of 2-4.

Must Tries
62 Degree Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon, berries milkshake
Average Spend
$318 for 9 pax
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Not your typical cafe

Tucked away in the stretch of shophouses along Bukit Timah sits The Missing Pan. Featuring an open kitchen concept at both levels with the first level showcasing their daily bakes and second level whipping up delish food serve up to our table tops. I like the chic and cozy setting of The Missing Pan, the perfect environment to spend your time with a cup of coffee accompanied by a plate of pastries or mains.
 
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 These shoestring Truffle Fries are so addictive and awesome. Well seasoned with parmesan cheese and herbs tossed in truffle oil. Not only does it brings out a piquant truffle aroma, but i like how the texture of the fries are – the combination of crisp on the outer and soft in the inner.
 
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 One of my favorite for the night is definitely this Beef French Toast Salpicon with Skewered Chicken. A very innovative twist made to a typical french toast. Juicy mushrooms and beef chunks well hidden within the french toast that was topped with tropical fruits and skewered fried chicken. A delish to satisfy both your sweet and savory cravings at the same time. The french toast has definitely not lost it’s natural beauty, the eggy taste! The pairing of french toast and stew within is indeed a delightful combination while the additional of fruits add a little sweetness and healthy touch to the dish.

https://poohlovesfood.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/the-missing-pan/ for full review with pics
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Delicious All-Day Meals

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Quality has steadily declined over the past year

I've been going to Missing Pan ~2 times/month for the past year and will stop going there. The line-up used to be quite long (~30mins on Sat/Sun) but there's literally no line anymore - just show up and walk in. The eggs benedict was my favorite but the quality of the dish has steadily deteriorated over the past year. It used to be among the best I ever had, but now is so bad I wonder if they changed the chef. For one, the eggs used to be cooked perfectly, but on several recent occassions I have received two hardboiled eggs. The dish used come with two pieces ham but now it's just one. They also got rid of the mushrooms and corn that used to come with the dish, so now it's literally just two hard boiled eggs and one piece of ham on toast drenched with hollandaise sauce. 
Management response from The Missing Pan, published 10 Mar 2015
Dear WOOFWOOFBARK, Thank you for sharing your experience at The Missing Pan. Your comments are very valuable to us as we strive to maintain a high quality of food and service. We sincerely apologise that your recent visits did not turn out the way you expected. Please be assured that we will look into your feedback earnestly to improve ourselves and to deliver satisfactorily to our customers. We sincerely hope that you will still be one of them. Warmest Regards. The Missing Pan
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quite nice

Finally got to have a taste of eggs Benedict, though not so nice as expected. I don't really like uncooked salmon. Quite ex but good environment. The cakes are good. Try pot pie next time.
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The Missing Pan, more than just a pretty face?

Have you ever met a really pretty girl, it was love at first sight but only to find out that's all there is to it? Well my experience at The Missing Pan was kind of like that, unfortunately.

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Management response from The Missing Pan, published 05 Jan 2015
Hello Andy, Thanks for taking the time to write an article on your blog. The management will be reviewing your valuable inputs with our chefs and floor staff. Hopefully when you come by next time it won't be just pretended love at first sight but the premises of a true love story ;) Regards, The Missing Pan