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The Marmalade Pantry

Ion Orchard is like Heaven and Earth packed in a building. In the basement level, its a shopping haven for the mankind. And when you ascend to the first storey and above, you will shop like the Gods. From Diane Von Furstenburg to Miu Miu, my wallet shrinks at the sight of the posh headboards. But situated at the centre of the second level is a casual dining restaurant with a clean, modern look. Offering a variety of fusion cuisine and indulgent desserts, the restaurant is not lacking in patrons even on weekdays. IMG_8900Oriental Grilled King Salmon with Soba: For the first time, I enjoyed the dish that wasn’t my order. The salmon fillet was seared to perfection. Cooked on the outside, but delectably moist and slightly pinkish inside. The meat is also seasoned well such that the original flavour of my favourite fish is not lost. The cha soba that they serve as a side is light, simple and a delicious contrast of taste and bite.

IMG_8888Pan Seared Snapper: The dish that I ordered, failed to impress me. Despite serving perfectly cooked snapper fillets with ratatouille, the dish is too bland for my liking. It lacks the fireworks that I usually seek for.

Marmalade PantryFluffy Coconut Cream Cake

IMG_8920Lemon Meringue Sponge Cake: The meringue is light, sweet and fluffy. Although the sponge layers can be more moist, the main character of the cake is the custard cream that carries a tang of lemon zest, bringing the the entire cake to life.

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The Marmalade Pantry (ION Orchard)
2 Orchard Turn
#03-22 to #03-34 ION Orchard
Mon – Sun: 10am – 10pm

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Fluffy Coconut Cream Cake

Marmalade Pantry

I used to watch the Food Network Channel where contestants compete in a massive cake-baking competition. Then I got extremely curious when coconut cake was one of the more popular flavour along with chocolate and lemon meringue. Coconut cake? I had to give it a try.The cake was remarkable. The butter cream was generous, rich in flavour and goes in tandem with both the sponge and the coconut shavings. The random cranberry bits surprises you with the occasional sweet and tangy twist. Did I mention that the sponge cake had the perfect moisture? Just when you think that the cake is already baked to perfection, you’re suddenly drawn to the line in the middle. Yes, that is custard cream. The final element of the cake that ties in so well with the entire masterpiece. Need I say more?

Fluffy Coconut Cream Cake (S$7.00)
The Marmalade Pantry
Ion Orchard

Awfully Awsome.

I have no idea why but this is something that I cannot stop eating. The essence of dark chocolate within makes it absolutely impossible for you to be sick of the cocoa richness. The moisture of the cake is almost perfect, which is very rare in cupcakes these days. To top all these off, the dark chocolate butter-cream was velvety, creamy, consistent and thick.

Rich Chocolate Cupcake
Awfully Chocolate
Jurong Point

Raspberry Panna Cotta

I first tried this dessert with my best friend at Vivocity in 2009. And it was literally “love at first bite”. For a person who cannot appreciate milk or its taste, this dish sure won me over. The Italian custard, comprising mostly of cream, is smooth, velvety and silky. Just like tofu. Thanks to the special raspberry sauce, the dessert carries the perfect combination of milky sweet and raspberry tang to your tongue. A must-try!

Raspberry Panna Cotta
Bakerzin

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Not proud to say that this is the first time I’ve ever tried Chocolate Molten Lava Cake in the entire 22 years of my life. But I was in a for “dark” surprise. I love dark chocolate, so this dessert suits me to the tee. I preferred pairing it with the vanilla ice cream though, the blissful mix of cold and warm. However, try not to order in bulk, as the molten lava would have harden a little while the waiter waits for all the servings to be ready before they serve together.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake S$12
The Wine Company
6 Sentosa Gateway
#01-08
Singapore 098072