2 January 2011
First Sunday brunch of 2011 was at Marmalade Toast!
A more casual version of the Marmalade Pantry, and also under the umbrella of the Marmalade Group, this place is so secluded you would miss it unless you're looking for it. It's hidden in a nondescript corner of Ngee Ann City, and i'm pretty sure that despite being there for umpteen times, many of you might not have seen this place before.
A hidden treasure, i first came to know about this place cause my boss ordered in its salads and sandwiches for lunch. pretty pricey for a delivered lunch, but it was a treat so yep. :P Fell in love with its food, especially its salad, and had been wanting to visit this place, but never got the chance to until now.
My fave has got to be the pumpkin salad. I have an irrational love-hate relationship with squashes in general. Love their sweetness and tastiness, but hate it when they get so mashed up you feel like you're eating sticky mud. The pumpkin salad is done so that there is still a slight crunch to the veg (fruit?), and the sweetness comes through. yums.
The masala chicken wrap is fantastique too; adding mango lent an unexpected sweet and sour level of flavor to the wrap. the cameralised onions in the roasted beef wrap has been pickled, i think, and its sourness made the wrap more refreshing, less meat-ish. veron didn't like it though. The chicken caesar salad is good, but not particularly memorable. and of course i have to order my mandatory earl grey. :)
Desserts always get special mention every trip. i've come to a point where i cannot live without desserts! i absolutely LOVE its nutella cupcake! I have heard so much about Marmalade Pantry's cupcakes and naturally i have the same high hopes for Marmalade Toast's since they are under the same company. was pretty happy when i found out that they serve all of the Pantry's signature cupcakes too!
i hear people saying cupcakes are like ah lians: all looks, no taste. marmalade's (be it pantry or toast) will prove you wrong. a sticky nutella frosting covering the cake which looks dry at first glance, but literally melt in your mouth. its not too sweet, and will be perfect with a cup of earl grey for an afternoon indulgence! :) the apple and cinnamon pie is also perfectly sweet and sour, the cinnamon not too overpowering.
i certify Marmalade Toast PS approved! :))) Hatched this week (the cafe, not me). Can't wait!