Sunday, October 6, 2019

[Tasting] Supply & Demand | Modern Italian Trattoria & Pizzeria @ Orchard Gateway

Supply & Demand is an Italian restaurant, serving hearty Italian fare with a smattering of Southeast Asian twists. A chic place located at Level 2 of Orchard Gateway. Nearest MRT would be Somerset Station.


It was rather busy when we visited on a weekend at about 2pm. Hence, do make a reservation to avoid disappointment. Nice ambiance, cosy and with high ceiling inside the restaurant. Space between tables could be pretty tight, but that depends on where you are seated.


It was pretty awesome to listen to live entertainment during the day time. We had Amanda on that weekend and loved her singing! Song requests are possible though we were too shy to ask.

live-music schedule board

Eh, enough ogling at cute singer. Let's take a look at the menu. Hardcover menu, with some sort of an emblem printed on it, this has an old school charm. Plenty of things in the menu, but since this was an invited tasting, we left the selection to Chee Sheng, our host for that day.

feels like those old library book
what shall we try?

Oh, important to note that at the moment, Supply and Demand have an all-day promo for oysters. $2 per piece (instead of usual $4.90) if you order a drink and capped at 6 pieces per pax. I supposed they meant alcoholic drink? Do enquire if you're there. But the oysters were so good! Plump, juicy and briny.

Taylor Shellfish Farm Oyster @$2++ (usual $4.90++) per piece

"The truffle fries are pretty popular here." Yes, we did catch a whiff or two of the truffle smell while we were there but we're gonna try something different. Let's have the Okonomiyaki Sweet Potato Fries and the Indomie Goreng Fries instead. Yup, these are the ones with an Asian twist.

(left to right) Okonomiyaki Sweet Potato Fries and Indomie Goreng Fries

Indomie Goreng Fries @$12/$17 (petite/regular)

The seasonings on these two fries were really strong, hence be ready with your drinks. A beer may be a good idea. The Indomie Goreng had a spicy kick towards the end, so don't be like us but to have the fries as soon as it landed on your table. I think these fries would appeal to the younger crowd.

Next we tried some appetiser from the Chichetti section. Would you like some beef carpaccio, crostini and baked brie? Well, yasss! Let's get those.

Beef Carpaccio @$15++

Beef carpaccio was sliced tenderloin with yuzu wasabi emulsion. While the  tenderloin wasn't melt-in-your-mouth, it was of a lovely thinness that was easy to eat. Again, this was strongly flavoured. My remedy, was the huge mug of Lychee Mango Fizz from the Signature Coolers of the beverage menu.

Signature Coolers - Coconut Mint, Ginger Peach Mule, Coconut Lychee Cooler and Lychee Mango Fizz @$8++ each

I would totally recommend the Peach and Parma Ham Crostini. This was one mouthful of deliciousness. Ok, one mouthful could be too much to handle. I had it in two. The crostini had a dollop of lovely cream cheese as its base, and then a chunky sweet peach and topped with savoury salty parma ham. And, I liked the fact that it was one generous piece of parma!

Peach and Parma Ham Crostini @$14++

Next up, the baked brie which I would suggest to have it as dessert. First of all, this was one well plated item. It looked like a flower in bloom. Oven baked brie cheese, drizzled with honey and topped with almond flakes and crumbles served with a side of toasted flat bread.

Baked Brie @$17++

While the brie was not melty, I still loved it. Cut a good piece and savour it on its own. Revel in the taste of sweet honey and the more you chew, the more savoury salty mild flavour of brie rises. Take a bite of the flat bread and contrast those with a slight crunch. Yums.

"Where are the carbs?" You asked.

Not to worry, because here comes the pasta and the pizza! The seared beef pizza was really beautiful and Instagram-able too. The dough is made in-house daily and is of a thin crust variant. Again, remember not to leave the pizza out for too long.

Manzo Scottato e Pera (Seared Beef with Pear) @$25++/$29++ (regular 9" or large 13")

The beef was not tough but unfortunately, there was some tendon on the piece that I had, and that was rather hard to chew through.

I like to use my hand

For meatless pizza, the Avocado e Pesto pizza was on point. Tasty garlic cream sauce, savoury pesto sauce topped with loads of peppery bitter rucola, with a scattering of onions and avocado pieces, oregano, mozzarella and some sweet cherry tomatoes.

Avocado e Pesto @$25++/$29++ (regular 9" or large 13")

For the pasta, we tried the squid ink and the carbonara. The squid ink pasta was very al-dente with little liquid, garnished with cherry tomatoes and finished with some shavings of grana padano cheese. One could choose to have it without any other toppings, or with seafood or seared scallops.

Nero di Sepia with seared scallops @$19++/$29++ (petite/regular)

I preferred the carbonara as it was more flavourful. The sauteed crispy bacon was indeed superbly crispy and its glorious salty porky flavours upped the ante for this pasta. The yolk infused cream coated the noodles and I liked the smoothness of the noodles when slurped. And, load it up with plenty of shaved cheese to impress the tastebuds further. The mushrooms gave the dish a touch of earthy flavours. So delectable.

Carbonara Cremoso @$14++/$19++ (petite/regular)

Thank you Kris for extending the invite, Chee Sheng for hosting the lunch and S&D Orchard Gateway crew for taking care of us.

Supply & Demand

Address: 277 Orchard Road #02-13/14, Orchard Gateway, Singapore (238858)
Business Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-3pm, 6-10:30pm
Sat-Sun: 11:30am-10:30pm


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