Calling all pizza lovers! East Coast fave Plank Sourdough Pizza has finally arrived in the West!
Nestled in the cozy Namly neighbourhood just between Sixth Avenue and Bukit Timah Road, the newest Plank Sourdough Pizza location strikes the right balance between being kid-friendly and casual date night-worthy. Having already heard of its success at its flagship East Coast location, I was super excited to try their famous homemade sourdough creations at their latest venue (which also happens to be conveniently within walking distance of our new home!).
Plank certainly does all it can to give off a casual dining experience, with its minimalist, industrial-chic vibe, fun string lights and open kitchen with its impressive brick kiln ready to fire up your grub. No hoity-toity business here, mama!
Right when you walk in, friendly manager Third and his smiling team welcome you in and take you through their refreshingly straightforward menu. To start, they only offer two appetisers – a trio of dips with crostini and crispy garlic bread – so we clearly had to order both (duh). Piece of advice: dip the garlic bread into their hummus, red pepper & eggplant and garlic tzatziki – you can thank me later.
After whetting our appetite, we opted for two of their most popular pizzas: the spicy yet tangy tomato, mozzarella, eggplant, Kalamata olives, chilli, chorizo sausage and the savoury-meets-sweet tomato, pulled chicken, cranberry compote, camembert, rocket, extra virgin oliveoil. Let me tell you, I’m pretty straight-edged when it comes to pizza toppings (pepperoni is my go-to and I sometimes throw on some mushrooms when I’m feeling a little cray cray), but all the different flavours at Plank complement each other really well – I was pleasantly surprised and not a morsel was left on the table!
Want more? Plank also offers some delicious Affagato ice cream and a sharing Cheese Plank Pizza with caramelized garlic crème fraiche, blue cheese, fig jam, caramelized walnuts, maple syrup, thyme and lemon zest. Oh, did I mention their drinks options are pretty decent? Wash it all down with some NZ organic soda, ciders, gingerbeer, Panhead NZ craft beer and Sileni Estate wine by the glass if you wish!
You can get your caffeine and pastry fix right next door where Plank’s sister bakery is situated. My family and I are stoked that both have opened in Namly because, let’s face it, while the overall Sixth Avenue ‘hood is awesome, it can be kind of lacking in eating spots within walking distance the further in you live. For those not looking for a hike, there’s plenty of street parking available.
Take note, mamas: Third did mention they get really busy at the weekends, particularly on Sundays, so do call ahead for a reservation to be sure (if you forget to reserve, at least there’s the nearby Namly playground for the kiddos to blow off some steam as you wait!). Plank also offers takeaway pizza if you’d rather stuff your face from the comfort of your own home.
Bottom line: if you’re having a pizza moment, but you just want to rock up in your jean shorts and tee, Plank at Namly is your best bet to satisfy your cravings in a casual setting – welcome to the neighborhood!
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 12-3pm, 6-10pm; Fri-Sun: 12-10pm
Plank Sourdough Pizza Namly Estate, 64 Namly Place, Namly Estate (Bukit Timah), Singapore 267208, Tel: (+65) 6466 2280, www.plankpizza.biz
All images courtesy of the author.