The Marmalade Pantry, Oasia Downtown
The Marmalade Pantry is introducing new dishes and cupcakes across its outlets at ION Orchard, Oasia Novena and Oasia Downtown.
New to the menu are two amazing salads which comes in half or full servings, giving you the option of having it as a starter or main.
The Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata Cheese ($17-half/$24-full) was incredibly appetising yet surprisingly refreshing. I loved every bite I took of the large, juicy and tangy slices of heirloom tomatoes which balanced very well between the smoky arbequina olive oil and the creamy and hearty burrata.
The tuna in the Citrus Fruits & Tuna Salad ($17-half/$24-full) took my breath away. Seasoned with Japanese peppers and a special five spice powder made in house, gave the tuna just the right amount of flavour, all while never overwhelming the freshness of the tuna. With seasonal citrus fruits and figs adding a burst of tangy bite to keep the salad from being too heavy.
One of the new mains that stood out for me was the Char Siew Kurobuta Pork Belly ($32). I liked the idea of a traditionally eastern dish, served in a western style. The tender char siew was marvelously sweet and savory, with the side of pumpkin purée and sweet potato chips serving as the carbs to balance the sweet and savory meat. The side of apple chili chutney took me by surprise with its unique blend of sweet, sour and spicy.
And now on to the sweeter things in life:
The Marmalade Pantry's milkshakes are what dreams are made of. Made with Cold Stone Creamery®’s ice cream, they were smooth and creamy and so incredibly thick. The Red Velvet Explosion ($12) even comes with a piece of red velvet cupcake on top! This must be what heaven looks like.
Speaking of cupcakes, they sure know how to satisfy a sweet tooth. Out of the seven new cupcakes, one my favourite was the Lavender Sugee ($5) for its strong lavender flavour with a lemon curd filling that adds a nice little tartness to the sweet cupcake. My other favourites were the rich and creamy Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake ($5) that will satisfy any cheesecake lover, and the revamped Red Velvet ($5) with a hazelnut filling that elevates the chocolaty goodness to a whole new level.
It's rare to find somewhere that serves great mains as well as desserts. If you've never been to The Marmalade Pantry, be sure to check it out, especially for the cupcakes and milkshakes.
The Marmalade Pantry #01-01, Oasia Hotel Downtown,
100 Peck Seah Street
Open daily from 6:30AM - 10:30PM