Alwyn Chan •
27 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower
Now, Wild Honey.... rates No. 1 for decor and ambience.. good place to bring a fren for a meal. but I can't give it no 1 for taste... problem? When it first opened, the chef probably didna got his receipes right for the breakfasts yet... it turned out, some breakfasts were okay...like the Tunisian style one with tomatoes and peppers, but not the "Roman" style ones....( I highly doubt it is historically authentic, but at that time,it was a good gimick.... I actually enjoyed the mix of pan-baked potatoes, caviar, and sour cream... my sis on the other hand hated it..... she is a small person and also a smallish eater...)....
Anyway, this time when I went back, I noticed that the chef parred down his menu... all the "unique" breakfast dishes were gone.. I kinda hoped he'd keep it.. I thought of trying mexican, so now, it is just simple brunch, british, American, and australian, I noticed the Tunisian is still there.. but the rest of the unique dishes are gone.... also I noticed that the salmon was all sold out. Likely that is their best dish.
BUT I think the classic British/English is good, pork sausage has strong fragrant taste of black pepper and oregano, the brioche was okay, but I think the baker at the Marche has better bread skills... it lacks the chewiness of home made bread.... hell even the bread at Les Amis (when it had a cafe bristo at stamford rd), was also tons better.... only good thing about the brioche, warm and thick.... (ask for loads of butter)..
I kinda like the potatoes and mushroom.. they got the flavour of the herbs used with it... the baked beans was good too... flavour-wise reminds me a bit of the beans they use in huevos rancheros ...
The bacon was actually good, no funny porky flavour, no "longkang" smell, crisp and not too oily, even the pure fat bits.... its apparently Canadian bacon... (I detest Australian pork...esp, "Air Pork", STRONG "longkang" smell)....
YOu know, I was tempted to order the bread basket,but after tasting the Brioche, decide to save the $$... you know, good bread can make a cafe's success... and the brioche is not what I would consider premium bread. Problem.... lacks chewiness, and quite dry.
The coffee was okay, but I dun quite like the flavour, probably too acidic for my preference, bitter, but not smooth... (I have tasted some very very smooth high acidity coffee in my life, and this isn't that kind of coffee... I can even reccomend a brand, but hey i doubt you will take my suggestion...)
I am only giving this a thumbs up cos when I had the meal, I did feel good after eating it..... but honest to goodness, if wanna charge like that kinda price, I wanna see REALLY EXCEPTIONAL COOKING worth the price.. See I am the kind of person who would spend TONS on good food... and franlky I can find almost same type of breakfast for about $10 + better coffee....(for your sake, I won't say where.. but ur competitors-and there are 2- are located like less than one 1 km away)