Food review: Supply and Demand

Written by Donovan September 20, 2015 Category: Asia, Food&Drinks, Singapore Tags: , , , , , Comments
 Supply and Demand

277 Orchard Road, #02-13/14, Orchard Gateway, 238858
Cuisine: Italian
Nearest MRT: Somerset

There are two outlets for Supply and Demand, one located at Esplanade with alfresco dining while the other is at Orchard Gateway, near Somerset MRT. Since it was the haze period, me and my friends decided to visit the one at Orchard Gateway.

Tucked away in a little corner of Orchard Gateway on the second floor, the restaurant emitted nice vibes and it has nice decorations, such as the mini potted plant on the table which I jokingly mistook it to be the ice cream in a pot dessert that was served at another place.

For starters, we had garlic truffle fries ($18) which is about the cost of a main course. We also ordered two large pizzas to share ($20 for the regular and $24 for the large one). We had a truffle-mushroom-egg pizza and another one was Manzo Scottato. Manzo Scottato came with seared beef, wild rucola leaves and parmesan cheese drizzled with olive oil. Two of them also shared a Carbonara Classico ($13 for tasting portion and $17 for a full portion) which is carbonara done the classic way and without cream.

the carbonara classico does not look so appetising but it tastes good

The truffle fries came in a mess tin and it was a huge serving (thankfully otherwise for the price it would have been steep). The smell of the truffle oil used was aromatic and we all tucked into the fries quickly. Soon after, the pasta arrived, I guess it was quite easy to cook the carbonara classico as no cream was used. I liked the texture of the pasta which was done al dente and the sauce used was not too much. Since I am not really a cream-based pasta person, I actually liked this carbonara classico. The ingredients were sprinked sparingly on the top.

truffle overload: truffle egg pizza and truffle fries

Lastly, the pizzas arrived. The truffle-mushroom-egg one reminded me of the one that I ate in Italy because the layout was the same, with an egg cooked in the middle of the pizza. Luckily, there were no olives on this as I don’t fancy them. The second pizza – Manzo Scottato was much more delicious. At first, I was worried that the rucola leaves would taste bitter like the rocket leaves, but surprisingly this was good enough to stomach and I enjoyed eating this pizza. The abundance of rucola leaves were paired neatly with the thin slices of seared beef scattered generously on the pizza. By the way, as stated on the menu, the seared beef is rationed to 90g. I also ordered a pint of Italian beer ($9.90) to go with the food.  The price of the beer was reasonable because it is happy hour all night long from Mondays to Thursdays.

glad to meet up with the Arane girls

Hence, judging from the supply of food ranging from pizzas to pastas offered by this restaurant, I am sure the demand for it from customers will remain strong. ok pardon my cheesy ending.


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