FOOD, HOLIDAYS, Living in... Singapore, Uncategorized SINGAPORE: MARMALADE PANTRY 18 November 2010

I’d passed by The Marmalade Pantry when Chris and I were shopping around ION Mall in Singapore, and it caught my eye because it looked both refined yet casual, if that makes sense.. It tends to be busy on weekends but has more of the “ladies who lunch” crowd on weekdays. I actually like the open-air surroundings of the restaurant because it makes for great people-watching 😉 It was here that I met up with for a spot of lunch and catching up 🙂


Marmalade Pantry

The service here is top-notch. Very attentive, eager to please, and polite. My request to move to one of the sofa tables was promptly attended to and I liked how they kept an eye on us throughout, yet were unobtrusive. Their menu poses quite the dilemma though! Everything looked so appetizing!! And don’t even get me started on the Desserts section….. Even their Drinks menu looked fabulous! I had the Sakura green tea which was a delightfully subtle blend of green tea with a hint of floral.

The Crab linguini was a generous tumble of warm pasta with a swirl of crab meat throughout. There was an impressive amount of crab in here, and I really enjoyed the subtle flavour of it, matched with the tart tomato sauce. An excellent dish! The Mushroom and truffle risotto was another winner, with an impressive number of assorted mushrooms hidden under the creamy rice. The truffle taste really came through and the meal was lovely comfort food. Our French fries weren’t on the menu, but they obliged us when we suddenly decided “WE MUST EAT FRIES” 😛 Soon after, a large bowl of crisp goodness arrived. The fries were beautifully golden and crisp, but fluffy on the inside. It would have been even better with truffle oil and herbs IMHO 🙂


Crab linguini

Mushroom and truffle risotto

French fries

Dessert was a Red velvet cupcake, which are so so so hard to find in Singapore. Why is that? They’re amazing!! The deep red cake was moist and rich, and the cream cheese icing blended perfectly. We both weren’t fond of the coconut flakes on top though – but that’s personal preference as I don’t like coconut and thought the texture interfered with the smooth lusciousness of the icing.

The Sticky date pudding had me in foodgasms. A small pat of very moist cake, studded with sweet melty dates and with lashings of sticky caramel. The vanilla bean ice cream was the perfect match for it and it was one of the nicest sticky date puddings I’ve had in a long long time. I really enjoyed the luxe approach of the ambience and service, despite the casual location. It’s a nice combination so you don’t feel like you’re dining, yet you benefit from the quality food and service. A winner for me 🙂


Red velvet cupcake

Sticky date pudding

Fans of lazy lunches 😉


46 Comments

  • funkybrewsta posted on November 18, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Coconut on red velvet? WHY WOULD THEY COMMIT SUCH CRIMES? I love RV. It’s my favorite cake even and I would burst into tears if somebody put coconut on it.

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 10:59 am

      Hheheh! I guess they wanted it to be special, but really, I just like the standard.. lol

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on November 18, 2010 at 3:07 am

    I love the look of everything.

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:02 am

      Yeah, it’s a gorgeous place, I’m keen to go back next time

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on November 18, 2010 at 4:37 am

    I didn’t like their mushroom risotto!! Mervyn does a much much better one, IMO!

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

      I haven’t had his so I can’t compare!! But for you, it was cooked with love so no comparison 😉

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  • oo_mimi_oo posted on November 18, 2010 at 5:44 am

    I will be dreaming about the crab linguini tonight! LOL

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:18 am

      I love how packed it was with crab.. yummo!

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  • tiffanyx posted on November 18, 2010 at 8:14 am

    MP is ♥!

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:19 am

      It’s so nice eh?! Gonna be a staple of mine next time 😛

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      • tiffanyx posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

        i get about 20% discount from them whenever i go, so why not?

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  • joni_to0622 posted on November 18, 2010 at 9:03 am

    ooh that crab linguini looks very delicious!! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

      It was yummmm.. I can’t stand it when places give a few sad bits of crab, so was v happy they were generous with it!

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  • allureviola posted on November 18, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I love your blog!!~~~ I came across while searching for hermes scarf tying methods and its wonderful!!~~~ was so surprised you’re singaporean too!!~~~ i added you if you don;t mind 🙂

    http://aleaftothebean.wordpress.com

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:27 am

      Oooh hihi, I added ya too 🙂

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  • consilium posted on November 18, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Felt their service standard has deteriorated. Was there 2 weeks ago and they forgot my reservation and the nutella cupcake I got them to put aside for me. Well, they did give us a discount off our bill.

    Also had to get the server to refill our water REPEATEDLY. Good to know you experienced good service though!

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

      Oh dear!That’s so crap you had bad service 🙁 We had 2 different staff and both were really nice, so maybe it’s just some of the staff that are a bit crappy *ahem*

      At least you got a discount, I’m impressed cos SG places usually won’t do that!

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  • funkybrewsta posted on November 18, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Coconut on red velvet? WHY WOULD THEY COMMIT SUCH CRIMES? I love RV. It’s my favorite cake even and I would burst into tears if somebody put coconut on it.

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 10:59 am

      Hheheh! I guess they wanted it to be special, but really, I just like the standard.. lol

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on November 18, 2010 at 3:07 am

    I love the look of everything.

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:02 am

      Yeah, it’s a gorgeous place, I’m keen to go back next time

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on November 18, 2010 at 4:37 am

    I didn’t like their mushroom risotto!! Mervyn does a much much better one, IMO!

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    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

      I haven’t had his so I can’t compare!! But for you, it was cooked with love so no comparison 😉

      Reply
  • oo_mimi_oo posted on November 18, 2010 at 5:44 am

    I will be dreaming about the crab linguini tonight! LOL

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:18 am

      I love how packed it was with crab.. yummo!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on November 18, 2010 at 8:14 am

    MP is ♥!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:19 am

      It’s so nice eh?! Gonna be a staple of mine next time 😛

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

        i get about 20% discount from them whenever i go, so why not?

        Reply
  • joni_to0622 posted on November 18, 2010 at 9:03 am

    ooh that crab linguini looks very delicious!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

      It was yummmm.. I can’t stand it when places give a few sad bits of crab, so was v happy they were generous with it!

      Reply
  • allureviola posted on November 18, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I love your blog!!~~~ I came across while searching for hermes scarf tying methods and its wonderful!!~~~ was so surprised you’re singaporean too!!~~~ i added you if you don;t mind 🙂

    http://aleaftothebean.wordpress.com

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:27 am

      Oooh hihi, I added ya too 🙂

      Reply
  • consilium posted on November 18, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Felt their service standard has deteriorated. Was there 2 weeks ago and they forgot my reservation and the nutella cupcake I got them to put aside for me. Well, they did give us a discount off our bill.

    Also had to get the server to refill our water REPEATEDLY. Good to know you experienced good service though!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:29 am

      Oh dear!That’s so crap you had bad service 🙁 We had 2 different staff and both were really nice, so maybe it’s just some of the staff that are a bit crappy *ahem*

      At least you got a discount, I’m impressed cos SG places usually won’t do that!

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  • allureviola posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    The crab linguini looks amazing!!! I love MP. I love esp their cupcakes which they used to send for lawparty socials!!!

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    • beverly posted on November 19, 2010 at 12:14 am

      The food was impressive.. they’re pretty $$ though, ouch!!

      Reply
  • allureviola posted on November 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    The crab linguini looks amazing!!! I love MP. I love esp their cupcakes which they used to send for lawparty socials!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 19, 2010 at 12:14 am

      The food was impressive.. they’re pretty $$ though, ouch!!

      Reply
  • berlinlee posted on November 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I LOVE THEIR FRIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! remember how I ate the fries! bleahhhhhhhhhhh!

    xo

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    • beverly posted on November 20, 2010 at 7:49 am

      Hahah yeah, so funny how you eat your fries 😛

      Reply
  • berlinlee posted on November 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I LOVE THEIR FRIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! remember how I ate the fries! bleahhhhhhhhhhh!

    xo

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    • beverly posted on November 20, 2010 at 7:49 am

      Hahah yeah, so funny how you eat your fries 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    red velvet cupcakes.

    Hi, I wasn’t too sure if you knew about OMG bakery (http://www.omgbakery.com) in Shanghai, but they deliver red velvet cupcakes that taste really divine. They do others as well, but so far I only had the chance to try theirs when I visited Shanghai two months ago. Hope this helps w/ yr cravings, & this is super late, but congrats on being pregnant!

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    • beverly posted on January 6, 2011 at 2:57 am

      Re: red velvet cupcakes.

      I’ve def heard of them but sadly I can’t just buy 1 or 2 of their cupcakes down the road to try them out first! I don’t want to get a whole box 🙁

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on January 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    red velvet cupcakes.

    Hi, I wasn’t too sure if you knew about OMG bakery (http://www.omgbakery.com) in Shanghai, but they deliver red velvet cupcakes that taste really divine. They do others as well, but so far I only had the chance to try theirs when I visited Shanghai two months ago. Hope this helps w/ yr cravings, & this is super late, but congrats on being pregnant!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 6, 2011 at 2:57 am

      Re: red velvet cupcakes.

      I’ve def heard of them but sadly I can’t just buy 1 or 2 of their cupcakes down the road to try them out first! I don’t want to get a whole box 🙁

      Reply

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