Comfort Food Redefined at Plentyfull Bakery & Deli

Anchored in the ethos of honest and wholesome food, this eatery serves up familiar favourites with their own unique interpretations.

Tucked away in the basement of Great World City, this cozy deli might be overlooked as yet another establishment selling brunch and bakery staples. But their shop size belies the extensiveness of the menu, for Plentyfull Bakery & Deli features unexpected combinations that marry the flavours from around the world, loosely inspired by the colourful heritage of founder Claudia Sondakh.

Veganator Tartine (back) and Sourdough Prawn Toast (front) (Image courtesy of Plentyfull Bakery & Deli)

A recreation of the youtiao sotong dish commonly seen at zichar stalls, Plentyfull Bakery & Deli’s Sourdough Prawn Toast includes prawn paste that’s coated in sesame seeds over their signature Matt’s Sourdough (named after Sondakh’s friend who provides the levain starter). It is toasted on the griddle to achieve a char similar to the wok hei but with less oil. 

Southeast Asian flavours are prevalent in the other sandwiches as well such as the Madam Saigon Bahn Mi that is seasoned with hoisin sauce and Asian herbs. On the menu too is the Kimchi Breakfast Burrito, filled with Kurobuta pork sausages and Plentyfull’s homemade kimchi.

Oma’s Bubur Ayam (Image courtesy of Plentyfull Bakery & Deli)

There’s also a porridge, an unlikely deli offering, which is a take on Sondakh’s grandmother’s traditional Indonesian recipe. Named Oma’s Bubur Ayam, the bowl of comfort food has been given an update: short-grained Japanese Kokuho rice and a chicken roulade replaces the typical shredded chicken then topped with an onsen egg.

Slices of Plentyfull’s breads, from top to bottom: Umami Miso Baguette, Matt’s Sourdough, Plentyfull’s 7 Seed Loaf, Superfood Moringa & Pumpkin Seed Sourdough (Image courtesy of Plentyfull Bakery & Deli)

And of course, there are loaves of freshly baked breads to take away. There is the Umami Miso Baguette and Superfood Moringa & Pumpkin Seed Sourdough, where the latter’s natural probiotics are boosted with the antioxidant powerhouse, moringa. The plant is used in Southeast Asian cooking for its flavour and health properties. This sage-coloured bread is also used as a base in the Veganator Tartine, an open sandwich layered with pesto, dukkah – an Egyptian condiment comprising herbs, nuts and spices, and an arrangement of oven roasted aubergine, zucchini and Roma tomatoes.

Their soft, flaky croissants are perfected through a three-day folding process. You won’t miss the striking Rose Beet that sports crimson stripes courtesy of dehydrated beetroot powder, filled with a rose custard cream.

Plentyfull Bakery & Deli is located at 1 Kim Seng Promenade, B1-K119 Great World, Singapore 237994.

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Beverly Teo

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High-spirited, creative, and a little bit ditzy, she dreams of the day she'll be able to adventure around the globe and feast on all the good desserts the world has to offer. When she's at home, you would probably find her obsessing over her dog.

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