Wild Honey, Singapore
Singapore being the dynamic city that it is always has new eateries for us to discover on our visits. And when a few different groups of friends start telling you about the same place, you know you have to check it out. On my last trip, Wild Honey was that place. Funnily enough though, no one actually told me the name of this wonderful place, but the one thing everyone mentioned was the all-day breakfast.
Wild Honey is located in the Mandarin Gallery, which is part of the Mandarin Hotel on Orchard Road. That was the first time that I had been to the Mandarin Gallery after its massive revamp, and stepping from the bright white lights to the warmly lit interior of Wild Honey, I just went “Wow”. I loved the decor of Wild Honey- wood, warm lighting and upholstered vintage armchairs. But don’t think it’s old-fashioned- the menus are presented on ipads, and you flick through the descriptions and accompanying photos of the dishes.
My friend YB and I met for tea, so we didn’t feel much like the savoury dishes unfortunately. Luckily, there were a number of sweet dishes on the breakfast menu as I was bent on having something from the all-day breakfast menu.
And when I saw this strawberry shortcake in the darling footed cake plate with glass bell cover, I knew I had to have it! How glad I was that I did, because it was heavenly! You all know how wary I am of icing and cream, but the strawberry buttercream was delicious. It was just the right sweetness and tasted of fresh juicy strawberries, not artificial cr#%. Paired with the soft, moist sponge, each bite was pillowy soft and full of ripe strawberry flavour.
I’m not usually a fan of coconut, but I absolutely loved the flavour combination of these waffles. The subtle fragrant coconut cream soaked into the crisp waffles just enough, the mango and blueberry added sweetness and the toasted coconut provided the crunch to top off the magic mélange of tastes and textures in my mouth. Mmm mmm!
Wild Honey is a place that I can imagine spending long quiet afternoons with good girly talk. After I moved to Australia and got spoiled by the amazing cafe culture here, I used to get massive cravings for good cake and coffee on my trips to Singapore, but could not finding anything decent at that time. Wild Honey absolutely fills this gap, and it will be the place I will go to when I have one of those cravings when I am back. Perhaps the only small disappointment for me at Wild Honey was that they did not have soy milk for me to have my infamous tea with honey and soy milk. However, I don’t think many Singapore cafes have caught on to dairy alternatives as yet.
Soy has made me promise to being her to Wild Honey on our next trip to Singapore together, so I’m 100% certain we will be trying the savoury dishes and lots of eggs! I am looking forward to it already!
#03-02 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore
+65 6235 3900
Open 9am-10.30pm Mon-Fri, 8am-10.30pm weekends