The English breakfast at Wild Honey
Over Chinese New Year dinner our friends told us about Wild Honey, a cafe in the Mandarin Gallery, where you can get breakfasts from various cities/countries around the world. Sounded interesting enough for D and I to get to Wild Honey at 10am on a Saturday.
It was already packed when we got there. This cafe caters to the expat community on the other side of Tanglin and it was full of people chatting happily in different languages over lots and lots of food.
Wild Honey serves breakfast all day, every day. And from their menu you can select a breakfast from destinations like Belgium (Thick fluffy waffles served with coconut cream, grilled mango, blueberries and toasted coconut), Switzerland (Home made bircher muesli with organic yoghurt and seasonal fruits), Californian (Eggs softly scrambled with tofu, yellow and red peppers, fresh herbs on char-grilled ciabatta and Japanese (6 omelette balls filled with smoked salmon and garnished with wasabi mayonnaise. Served with sushi rice and wake salad).
Of course D and I had the English breakfast (if it ain’t broke…) – which comes with creamy scrambled eggs (although I asked for mine fried), pork sausage, sauteed mushrooms, dad’s baked beans, bacon and vine ripened tomato with toasted brioche.
When the plate comes, it is almost overflowing with food. The servings are huge, so go when you’re hungry, or prepare to leave a lot behind. I am not sure brioche is the right bread to have with a fry up – it’s almost too fancy, as I also thought with their mushrooms. These were really really garlicky (I love garlic but not that much, or so early in the day) and I just remembered that there was also sauteed potatoes, which were equally garlicky. I never thought I would turn potatoes down, I pretty much love them any way they are served, but again, these were overpoweringly garlicky. The beans on the other hand, were awesome. I couldn’t get enough of them – clearly home made, not overly seasoned or spiced.
If you’re going to pile that many things on to a plate, make sure they all work together, and don’t have each fighting for prime position. Maybe the other destinations would work, but for me, so far, the best fry-up in Singapore is in our apartment on weekend mornings (although I may be biased).
#03-02 Mandarin Gallery
Tel: 6235 3900
Open 9am – 10.30pm Mon – Fri (open from 8am Sat and Sun)
Get there early if you don’t like to queue