I had problems classifying this write-up: Breakfast items with a touch of brunch luxury, eaten at dinner time. That's mind-boggling enough! Located at Mandarin Gallery, Wild Honey created quite a buzz with their all-day breakfast menu. And it wasn't just your regular half-boiled eggs with Kopi, but a whole load of selections from all over the globe!
Arriving at about 7plus on a weekend night, it took us slightly more than half an hour wait to get inside, Singaporeans sure love their toast and eggs! Decor was simple and cosy with furniture that some of us probably had at home, and one special sofa seating that seemed to be popular for girl talks. Ordering was self-service at the counter, while the food was still delivered by cheerful waitresses.
English Breakfast ($22.00)
The girlfriend went for something more traditional, and she also liked how it arrived with a wide combination of sides! The homemade walnut bread was warm and soft with bits of nuts hidden within, grilled sausage was firm and juicy, while the bacon was thankfully not dried and overcooked.
Fluffy scrambled egg was naturally good, sauteed mushrooms were well-creamed and baked beans definitely tasted much better than out-of-the-can types. Oh, I loved the sweet juicy baby tomatoes too. Really, there isn't much to fault here!
Tunisian Breakfast ($18.00)
I wanted to try something more exotic, and the Tunisian selection caught my eye. Served in a sizzling pan, the tomato stew was tingling sourish, seasoned with some kind of middle eastern herbs that sort of reminded me of those found in Indian dishes.
The fried egg was already blended in with the stew and further topped with sliced spicy (just a little) chorizo sausages, which somehow created a very unique dip for my toast, accompanied by a salsa-like salad side. Not sure how authentic it was, but good enough for me!
Mandarin Wilder ($9.00)
We shared a mocktail consisting of mandarin oranges and a mixture of wild berries. Unfortunately, we thought it was too artificial for our liking, tasting more like syrup than the real fruits itself. And at such a price, I would rather head off elsewhere for desserts!
Total bill for two was $57.65 after taxes. While Wild Honey scored for innovation and commendable quality, I thought that the quantity did not make up for its steep prices and in a way, affordable ingredients being heavily marked up. The place would be fun for a first visit but I'm not sure when would my returning one be. Perhaps when I have the craving for more breakfasts at night!
Wild Honey #03-02, Mandarin Gallery, Orchard Road Tel: 6235 3900 Visit their website for a full menu!