Brunch @ Wild Honey

May 8, 2012 in European (cafe) by thywhaleliciousfay

And it’s one of the (rare) days when I happened to be in town on a weekday. Thus, I decided to head down to Wild Honey, after having not returned here for more than a year. Or even 2. Ha! =) The place was very empty at 4pm. Two tables were taken when we came, and for a good 15minutes, we had the whole place to ourselves. (^^lll) Haha.

Ordering can be a little tricky cause everything’s written on a chalkboard. And there’s no gaps in between. Everything is colorful and shouting at you. Luckily there’s an iPad with photographs to help us better select what we want.

And from the menu (via the iPad), my Mom and I ordered:-

1) European, $18 (above) – Eggs benedict done the Wild Honey way. This is nice. A must try. I absolutely love how they used parma ham instead of the normal bacon. It gave the dish an interesting and yummy twist. Although the eggs could have been poached better so that the yolk flows when it’s poked. But I always say, it’s not easy to poach eggs! And the bread deserves to be mentioned too. Toasted lightly such that it’s crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy in the inside. I even thought the bread was slightly sweet to the taste!

2) English, $22 (above) – One cant go wrong with this. Big baked beans which my Mom enjoyed though I thought it was slightly spicy, while the scrambled egg has a slightly milky taste. The serving is huge though. And no, I wont say the serving is generous cause it does not come cheap either.

All in all, it’s a pleasant hi-tea, being able to relax and enjoy the ambience of the place. Though I am not sure if I will say the same about ‘relaxing and enjoying’ if the place is packed to the brim.

333A Orchard Road,Mandarin Gallery, #03-02, Singapore
6235 3900, Website, Facebook
Overall: 6.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 7
Mon – Thur : 09:00 – 21:30
Ambience: 7
Fri – Sat : 09:00 – 22:30
Value: 6
Sun : 09:00 – 21:30
Service: 6

Dinner @ Cocotte

October 11, 2010 in French by thywhaleliciousfay

Full view of the kitchen!

And I was surprised when my friend suggested ordering 4 appetizers and 2 mains. I assumed he’s a small eater after he commented on my huge appetite on two earlier occasions. (^^lll) But to be able to choose so many dishes really got me very delighted. Haha!

Shared Appetizer #1: Homemade Pork Rillettes

Shared Appetizer #2: Moules A La Normande

Shared Appetizer #3: Escargot Gougeres

Shared Appetizer #4: Pan-Seared Scallops

Shared Main Course #1: Poulet Roti

Shared Main Course #2: Roast Pork Collar

Shared Dessert: Raspberry Cream Cheese Mousse

However, sadly, the food din live up to our expectations. Which was weird especially with all the hype created by the media. Just a day before dinner, Cocotte was published in ‘The Straits Times’. And in the papers, it was mentioned of how good the chicken was. And while we tried the Poulet Roti, the dish was nice. But not exactly worth all the rave. Hmm…

2 Dickson Road, Wanderlust Hotel, Level 1, Singapore
(65) 62981188

There were hits and there were misses. Thus leaving us with neutral feelings about the food.
Polite, friendly staff.
A little dim, but I liked the design and casual dining atmosphere of the place! The washed walls, timber floor and colourful steel chairs.

Must Try: Moules A La Normande, Roast Pork Collar

Dinner @ Cacio E Pepe

September 16, 2010 in Italian by thywhaleliciousfay

Dish #1: Carpaccio Di Pesce Spada

Dish #2: Pizza al Prosciutto (Parma Ham)

Dish #3: Ravioli with Truffle Sauce (Not on menu)

Dish #4: Rack of Lamb

Dish #5: Rum Lava Cake

And I am so glad my girlfriend and I were not put off by the slight inaccessibility of the place. The food was simply yummy! If I really had to choose, I would say my favourites were Ravioli with Truffle Sauce and Rack of Lamb! =)

I am thinking of making a trip back cause apparently, their signatures dishes are Spaghetti Alle Vongole and Risotto Pescatore which we din manage to try! Roar.

4 Rochdale Road, Singapore
(65) 62811905

They were polite. When our three main courses were served, the lady advised us to start on our ravioli as it’s better to consume it warm!
The decor is very simple. White, grey walls with the shop front being a huge glass.

Must Try: Ravioli with Truffle Sauce, Rack of Lamb, Rum Lava Cake