Characters: Dee, Gelle, Joey
Setting: Wild Honey, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore
Date: May 6, 2012
I met up with Gelle and Joey in the afternoon. Well it was supposed to be for brunch but when I woke up late with a hangover due to the previous night’s events, it had to be moved, and it turned out to be a brunchner for me, since that was the only meal that I ate for the entire day.
Gelle wanted to go to Wild Honey, and I agreed with her because I had heard about this place which is popular for their all-day breakfast menu. And not just any breakfast menu – they carry breakfasts of all sorts from around the world. It’s a very nice concept!
Gelle and Joey queued up in both branches of Wild Honey at Scotts and Mandarin Gallery, but it was more full in the former, so Mandarin Gallery branch it was. I later found out that the two had already eaten in Wild Honey for brunch, at the Scotts branch, but Gelle really wanted me to try their food because she really loved it, so they didn’t mind having a second go. For some reason I found this quite touching. Hormones?
Anyway, I had never been beyond the outskirts of Mandarin Gallery until today, and I found the mall to have a cozy, opulent feel, not unlike Ion Orchard, but less crowded. There were lots of lovely shops and restaurants that I wanted to pop into, but my tummy, which had had only Yakult and mocha in it for the entire day until 4pm, begged me to forego that. I hurried to Wild Honey and fell in love with the place at first sight. True to their slogan – “no place like home” – it had such a homey feel to it. And with the rain lashing outside, this was exactly the best place to hunker down for a meal with a cup of hot coffee.
|Wild Honey- no place like home|
Prior to my arrival, Gelle had already called me to ask if she should put in my order for me. I said sure, what did she recommend? She said I had to try the eggs benedict. I readily agreed, because I’ve always been a fan of eggs benedict. It’s just that poached eggs, which is the base of the eggs ben, are my favorite eggs, and as it’s difficult to cook, I always order it whenever available. She said she and Joey were ordering Belgian waffles so that we would have something sweet as well. So by the time I arrived, I found everything ready, to my tummy’s relief. Of course we had to take pictures before devouring everything, though, and to our immense delight, everything was a treat for the taste buds as well as the eyes. I would also like to add that the waitstaff gave such impeccable service. I ordered a cup of mocha from a waitress and she readily acquiesced, even though Gelle later informed me that I was supposed to actually line up at the cashier counter to put in my order. Same thing happened when I decided that I wanted to order a scone for takeaway.
|Gelle and me|
|With Papa and Mama bear|
|European. Eggs Benedict with two perfectly
poached eggs, sauteed mushrooms, imported Italian prosciutto
and homemade Hollaindaise sauce on signature brioche.
|Belgian. Light and fluffy waffles bound with coconut cream,
grilled mango, blueberries and toasted flakes of coconut.
So would I go back? Why yes indeed! There are many other breakfasts from around the world on their menu that I would love to try. I have my eye on Canadian and English, specifically! 🙂