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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SIN: Marina Bay Sands [In-Room Dining]

Private room with a pleasant curry aroma... :P

Proudly advertising itself as "the most spectacular hotel in Singapore", Marina Bay Sands (5*) is indeed one of the most sought-after hotel accommodations, especially due to its stunning infinity swimming pool on the 57th floor.

During my staycation, I brought my little bear who was last featured in the now defunct The Cafe Cartel at Plaza Singapura two years ago. In this review, I'm going to feature a dish from the All Day Dining list, as well as one of the breakfast sets.

Penang Curry Chicken S$24.00
Taste: 9/10

The chicken stewed in adequately hot curry was juicy and fall-off-the-bone tender. added depth to the rich flavours of the coconut gravy, which was a delight to drizzle over the fluffy steamed rice and to dip in crispy, lightly salted papadum (Indian thin and crisp disc made from black gram).

English Breakfast S$42.00

Breakfast items are served from 6.00am to 11.00am daily. While the curry chicken came on time the previous day, the breakfast set I ordered came 10 minutes later than the promised time. Let's dissect the menu!

English Platter (Set Menu)
Taste: 8/10

Two poached organic eggs were on the plate, each sitting nicely on a toasted English muffin which was slightly crispy on the edges. The eggs were truly runny, but I didn't quite enjoy the white parts which had lots of frictions when I consumed it. The pork sausages were delicious, while the rösti potato was moist. On the other hand, the baked beans tasted pretty ordinary.

Grilled Button Mushrooms (Set Menu)
Taste: 8.5/10

Between toasted bread and grilled button mushrooms, I chose the latter which were indulgently juicy and earthy. It'd be much better if the mushrooms were to possess more natural sweetness.

Pink Grapefruit Baked with Demerara Sugar (Set Menu)
Taste: 8.5/10

Demerara sugar is large-grained raw sugar which originates from Guyana. Its natural caramel-like sweetness proved to be rewarding as it provided a nice contrast to the moderately acidic grapefruit which was bursting with juice.

Orange Juice & TWG English Breakfast Tea (Set Menu)

I'm wondering why did I order the common orange juice out of the list of eight types of juice. Anyway, it was refreshingly pulpy. To end off the meal, I sipped on the finest tea in the world, adding a bit of hot, frothy milk to my second cup.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8.5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Service: 8.5/10
Overall: 8.5/10

The person who served the curry chicken was an amiable lady, while the one who served the breakfast was more taciturn, but by no means unfriendly. Before leaving the hotel, I took a final dip into the pool in such a cooling day without piercing rays of the sun. I'd definitely love to go back there one day. Pika's advice: Interested in buffet breakfast? You can come down to their highly recommended Rise Restaurant!

Marina Bay Sands

10 Bayfront Avenue
(Twenty Four / Seven)

*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

Have a nice meal,

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