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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