Plank Sourdough Pizza

April 27, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Plank Sourdough Pizza
1 Swan Lake Avenue

http://www.plankpizza.biz/


Pizza Number 4 (SGD $23)


Pizza Number 3 (SGD $24)


Pizza Number 2 (SGD $23)



Artisanal Pizza From Reowned Bakery Brand

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 5
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $27 per person.


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Founded in May 2015 by CEO and celebrated baker Mr. Dean Brettschneider, the same genius behind homegrown artisanal bakery chain Baker & Cook, is their spin-off restaurant, Plank Sourdough Pizza. As its name suggests, Plank Sourdough Pizza specialises in pizza, made using that same signature hand-crafted dough that is used for Baker & Cook sourdough bread.

Ambience at Plank Sourdough Pizza is rustic and casual, with exposed designer lightbulbs handing freely from the ceiling, casting bright warm light over the mismatched, multi-coloured wooden furniture and walls. Small touches of quirky decor complete the homely, comfortable feel within the small seating area. On cooler days, choose to sit outdoors, viewing the quiet, tranquil neighbourhood with its own unique charm.

Service at Plank Sourdough Pizza is average at best. Staff are friendly and polite, but gosh it's difficult to attract their attention. At least requests are quickly carried out and fulfilled, though it's a lot faster to self-service at times, such as getting cutlery or refilling complimentary water. I note that staff are rather knowledgable on the menu and dishes, able to provide basic descriptions, although the menu descriptions are quite clear in this regard too.

Food at Plank Sourdough Pizza is all about artisanal pizza, made using their signature sourdough pizza base. Head Chef Mr. Melvin Tan heads up the kitchen team here, hand making the pizzas, pressing out the dough in the traditional Italian method (without using rolling pins), and using freshly souced, quality ingredients. The result is a pizza crust that is tasty and flavourful, with a crisp, fragrant exterior, and a soft, fluffy interior. Portions are large, best shared with at least 3 people or more. Prices are slightly higher than elsewhere, budget about SGD $27 per person for a meal here.


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Plank Sourdough Pizza Signage
Plank Sourdough Pizza Signage


Plank Sourdough Pizza Exterior


Plank Sourdough Pizza Interior


Plank Sourdough Pizza Menu
Plank Sourdough Pizza Menu


Weekly Specials


Melted Wax Candles Decor



The open kitchen here means you can watch your pizza being made to order! You can tell the chefs have skill, from pressing out the dough, spreading the vibrant tomato paste, and sprinkling the ingredients, before slotting the pizza quickly into the open oven.

Pizza Dough


Pizza Dough Description


Oven


Creating Pizza



The Beer Steinlager Pure (SGD $8) is a European pale lager style beer brewed by New Zealand Breweries Limited. It has a straw golden colour, a thin foam head, with aroma of malt, grains, and citrus, tastes of apple, wheat, biscuit, and cereals. Body is light, clean, and crisp, with a slight bitter finish. Easy to drink, inoffensive, this will appeal to beginner drinkers.

Beer Steinlager Pure (SGD $8)



Loved the Crispy Garlic Bread (SGD $5), which features the signature sourdough bread as its base. Crisp and fragrant outside, soft and fluffy inside, the bread has a natural taste of wheat grains, with a mild sour sweet, tangy, earthy flavour. Topped with a rather potent crushed herb and garlic spread, although the intensity of the taste comes more from the herbs, as the garlic flavour is somewhat weak here. Good!

Crispy Garlic Bread (SGD $5)


Crispy Garlic Bread


Crispy Garlic Bread



Their Pizza Number 2 (SGD $23) features the signature sourdough pizza crust topped with tomato paste, mozzarella cheese, grilled eggplant / aubergine, kalamata olives, pork chorizo sausage, and chili. Delicious, you get the floral sweetness of the tomato paste, the smoky savoury flavour of the grilled eggplant / aubergine, the earthy meaty olives, and the savoury spicy sausage. Good!

Pizza Number 2 (SGD $23)


Pizza Number 2


Pizza Number 2



The Pizza Number 3 (SGD $24) features the signature sourdough pizza crust topped with tomato paste, wild button mushrooms, shrimp / prawns, capers, arugula / wild rocket leaves, smoked salmon, sour cream, and dill. At once smoky, savoury, salty, sweet, and herbal, the combination of flavours work very well together. Pretty good, would have been better if the salmon slices were slightly thicker, and the sour cream more well distributed. And because of the more intense flavour of this pizza, the flavour of the sourdough pizza crust is lost.

Pizza Number 3 (SGD $24)


Pizza Number 3


Pizza Number 3



The Pizza Number 4 (SGD $23) features the signature sourdough pizza crust topped with tomato paste, camembert cheese, fresh arugula / wild rocket leaves, cranberry compote, pulled chicken, and extra virgin olive oil. Super tasty, you get the floral sweetness of the tomato paste, the grassy flavour of the arugula / wild rocket leaves, the earthy milky taste of the cheese, the sour sweet tartness of the cranberry compote, and the tender, moist, savoury strips of shredded chicken meat. Great!

Pizza Number 4 (SGD $23)


Pizza Number 4


Pizza Number 4



The Cinnamon Sugared Pizza (SGD $9.50), unlike other items on the menu, can be an individual or shared dessert. Despite its name, its less similar to a pizza, being more similar to a Danish pastry instead. Retaining the signature sourdough pizza base, which is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, spread with tongan vanilla creme, topped with seasonal fruits (peaches), and served with a rich, creamy, milky vanilla ice cream on the side. I liked the ice cream more than the actual pastry though, as the alternating sour sweet tastes didn't appeal to me, although the crisp and tender textures of this dessert was nice.

Cinnamon Sugared Pizza (SGD $9.50)


Cinnamon Sugared Pizza


Cinnamon Sugared Pizza



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