Saturday, April 30, 2011

The breakfast getaway

Breakfast with great company at Wild Honey.
This photo is taken using Canon IXUS 1000HS. Using the Miniatures program.

One of my good friends, Mystic, generously and kindly planned a breakfast getaway to celebrate my upcoming birthday. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, and I was hoping to spend the getaway at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. I was grateful to Mystic who so graciously obliged.

Our initial plan was to have breakfast at Halia Restaurant which is located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens. However, an unexpected downpour led us to change our plans. We ended up at Wild Honey. This place serves breakfast all-day long. I like the idea that I could have breakfast any time I like!

The staff told us that Wild Honey's signature dishes are "European" and "Tunisian". My friend and I gladly went along with the flow and ordered the restaurant's signature dishes.

"European". This photo was taken by my friend using Canon IXUS 1000HS.

I ordered a "European" set. This is "Wild Honey's version of Eggs Benedict". Made up of "two perfectly poached eggs, sauteed mushrooms and prosciutto on toasted homemade brioche and hollandaise sauce", it was a visually delightful breakfast to savour. The prosciutto, which is dry-cured ham, was too salty for my taste-buds. I was more impressed that my friend could tell that it was dry-cured ham. I like my choice of breakfast despite it being too salty. Afterall, I could tell that the chef has prepared this breakfast set with much love and pride. This set costs $18 each.

"Tunisian". This photo was taken using Canon IXUS 1000HS.

My friend ordered a "Tunisian" set. This is a sizzling pan comprising "red pepper, onion and tomato concise (stew) studded with sliced chorizo sausage and crowned with two fried eggs". My friend gave me a portion of her breakfast to sample and I dare say that I fell immediately in love with the tomato concise and this sizzling Tunisian breakfast. It was so good that I felt that I had to figure of more about Tunisia. I learnt that it is the northernmost country in Africa. This set costs $18 each.

Nature Remedy. This photo was taken using a Canon IXUS 1000 HS.

To complete the meal, we each sipped a cup of delightful "Nature Remedy". While enjoying our meal, I took the chance to practise using the Canon IXUS 1000 HS that I had won from the "100 Things that make Sydney so... Sydney" contest, which is a part of the "We Heart Sydney" campaign. While I still needed time to get used to using the camera, it actually took quite pretty photos of the food when I used the "Miniature" program mode. The photos turned out to be way more beautiful than those that I had taken at Wild Honey in Nov 2010 using a Kodak digital camera. So it seems that I would have to re-evaluate my preferences for Kodak digital camera which anyway is no longer in production.

Whatever it is, I hope you have enjoyed the visual treats from my breakfast getaway with one of my good friends. Wonderful friends are like precious gems to be treasured and celebrated.

Thank you Mystic!

Wild Honey
Mandarin Gallery
333 Orchard road
Singapore 238867

Telephone (65) 6235 3900

Opening hours
Weekdays 9am to 10.30pm
Weekends 8am to 10.30pm


tuti said...

great breakfast food with a lovely friend. that's what makes life good!
happy birthday in advance, py.

oceanskies79 said...

Thank you Tuti.