25.4.11

Melt The World Cafe

No stayover at the Mandarin Oriental would be complete without having breakfast at their award-winning buffet restaurant, Melt The World Cafe ($48+). To be perfectly honest, all I really wanted was my scrambled eggs and bacon. But at Melt, we got more than just eggs and bacon. We liked most items, though, admittedly, it really wasn't that difficult to like classic breakfast fare like breads, cereal, sausages, eggs and bacon. So, unless I've commented that the food wasn't up to par, you can assume that it was good. Or at the very least, ordinary. The fare was extensive, but not the most comprehensive I've seen. Still, the breakfast was one of the better ones around, in terms of quality and variety.


We started off with the Cold Cuts and Cheeses section.


My fave cold cut was of course the Parma Ham, with its silky smooth ribbon-ish texture and mild salty flavour.


The Fiance's fave was the Honey Baked Ham


Beef Salami


Chicken and Mushroom Ham


Smoked Ham


Turkey Ham


Salami


Cheese Table with Grapes


Breadsticks and Table Wafers to complement the cheeses


Soba Noodles and various accompaniments


Various salads, Pasta Salad, Beetroot Salad and Kimchi (non-spicy and spicy)



A Mix-Your-Own-Salad Station


Tomato Salad and Carrot & Raisin Salad


'The Healthy Breakfast Corner, consisting a couple of salads, grapefruit, a few cheeses



The Homemade Healthy Bakeries Section, with low sugar breakfast muffins and banana bread, gluten free herb, tomato and white breads, and trans-fat free breads.


Homemade Muesli, with organic rolled oats, dried blue berries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, golden raisins, dried apricots, pistachios, dried figs and walnuts.


Assorted Pre-Made Bircher Muesli and Strawberry and Apricot Yoghurt. I liked that they were in tiny portions and covered with a plastic lid for hygiene purposes.


Vegetarian Lassi using green capsicum, bitter gourd, green apple, celery and cucumber, Skim Milk and Blueberry Oatmeal


Mix-Your-Own-Yoghurt, with freshly diced dragonfruit, papayas, watermelon, jackfruit and pears.


Assorted Cereal, Honey Stars, Cornflakes, Oats, Koko Krunch


Smoked Seafood Station with Smoked Mackerel, Smoked Salmon, and cream cheese and pickles for accompaniment. 


Chilled Seafood, Poached Prawns with Lemons


Indian Food Station


Chick Pea Curry


Curried Potatoes


Lentil Curry


Crispy Prata


Deep Fried Flatbread (puri)


Pancakes (thosai)


Upama, a South Indian snack of curried cream of rice


Condiments


Indian dessert of Gulab Jamun, a deep fried flour ball dipped in syrup. This is strictly for the sweet-toothed.


The Chinese Food Section with Plain and Chicken Porridge


Fried Noodles and Fried Rice


Fried Dim Sum, Spring Rolls and Wantons


Noodle Station, where the noodle-of-the-day was Seafood Noodle Soup, and you get to pick your preferred noodles


The Japanese Area with Miso Soup and its various condiments


Grilled Chicken Teriyaki


The Omelette Station, where you get to pick what you want to stuff into your omelette. This is where you get your eggs sunny side up and scrambled eggs as well.


My omelette had peppers, mushrooms, ham and cheese. YUMS.


Eggs Benedict


The egg was perfectly poached and runny. 


Veal Sausage


Chicken Sausage


My favourite was the Pork Sausage, with its chunky meaty texture and richer flavour.


Back Bacon


Streaky Bacon


The Honey-Maple Glazed Ham was very good, moist, salty, with a slightly smoky sweetish accent.


Potato Pancake Patties, this was like a gourmet version of hashbrowns.


Roasted Potatoes


Grilled Tomatoes


Muffins and Honeycomb


Waffle and Pancake Station with its mind-boggling array of jams, peanut butter, fudge, and toppings


Sweet Pastries


My fave fruit danishes, with raspberry


Peach and Blueberry Danish


Breads


Sliced Breads and Bagels for toasting


Fruit Compotes


Mixed Fruit Compote


Freshly Cut Fruits


Dessert mousses served in tiny cups so you get to try everything.


Dessert of Aloe Vera topped with a sweetened fruit of strawberry, peach or lychee.




Melt The World Cafe
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Level 4
5 Raffles Avenue
Marina Square
Tel: 6338 0066
Website: www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/

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