Berry mocktail

Berry mocktail

While Singapore is a haven for extremely accomplished and inventive cooking, sometimes you just want something very simple – and what’s not to love about all-day breakfast?

Wild Honey opened a few years back in the Mandarin Gallery off Orchard Road, boasting the ability to tour around the world without leaving Singapore. Simply, it offers the world’s best breakfast dishes – you can select Tunisian, Japanese, Thai, Mexican and that’s just for starters. The restaurant is the brainchild of chef Guy Wachs and wife Stephanie Hancock. Relatively recently, they opened a second branch in Scotts Square and that’s where Greedy Girl and gluttonous husband headed after happy hour at their hotel.

This fun eatery opens at nine in the morning (and that’s early for Singapore, trust me) to nine at night on weekdays and somewhat later on weekends. While the Mandarin Gallery outlet has a rather cosy look and feel, the new Scotts Square eatery is glam. Full of large tables and families, the noise level is never oppressive. A good start.

Not being able to countenance another alcoholic drink, we settled into very comfortable upholstered chairs and ordered mocktails. Having had a very disappointing frozen margarita the night before, Greedy Girl spied what looked like a daiquiri on a table nearby and her hand went up like a shot.

This was a ‘Mandarin Wilderness’ – ice-blended raspberries with banana, mandarin and honey, topped with a few skewered fresh raspberries. Surprisingly, the banana flavour was quite strong but Greedy Girl had no complaints. It was delish.

Gluttonous husband asked our server what he’d recommend and took the ‘Queen Bee’. This was ruby red grapefruit, elderflower and honey. It was light and refreshing and a nice foil for the six or so gin and tonics gluttonous husband had helped himself to at happy hour.

Queen Bee

Queen Bee

And so to the food. Gluttonous husband took the server’s recommendation of the Spanish hash. This was diced chorizo sausage (nicely spicy), corned beef, potato, poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce, finished with two slabs of brioche. The eggs were perfect – sliced open to ooze their golden yolks. The Hollandaise had a slightly unusual taste – almost like it had been made with burnt butter – but it was very pleasant.

Spanish hash

Spanish hash

Greedy Girl couldn’t resist one of her all-time favourites – pancakes. This was a true ‘two in one’ dish. Starting off by combining the pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, Greedy Girl was well satisfied. Later on, she moved on to ‘dessert’ by dipping the pancakes into the mixed berry and hibiscus compote – which was absolutely divine. Studded with a mix of berries, it had flavour, texture and wasn’t overly sweet. A triumph.


Mmm, pancakes

Our server tried to convince us we were seriously in need of further calorie intake and wanted us to try the chocolate cupcakes. They looked luscious but Greedy Girl, groaning, said we’d need to put that on the list for another time.

A fun night and something different. Greedy Girl is a fan.

Wild Honey

Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore

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