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MELT - The World Cafe

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Melt - The World Cafe is located at Mandarin Oriental Singapore and specialises in International buffet where a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Thai to Japanese are offered.

Daily: 06:30 - 10:30

Daily: 12:00 - 14:30

Daily: 18:30 - 21:30

Sunday Champagne Brunch: 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
$74 based on 129 submissions
Buffet (46 votes), Dinner (30 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (29 votes)
ArcticStar

Awesome spread , setting and service

We decided to go Melt the World Cafe for our Christmas buffet dinner.  The elegant hotel was decked up beautifully for Christmas, and this added a festive touch to the usual sleek, chic settings. The multi-cultural buffet spread was satisfying, and I was happy to see the important things such as turkey, pork knuckles, logcake etc that contributed to the festive meal this season.

So, the exploration began with the station that serves the Turkey and Pork Knuckle - both looked tantalizing. I pegged this as the station I must go to.  The pork knuckle was crispy. The turkey was very succulent to both our surprise - no joke, none of that rough texture we get usually when chewing on turkey flesh. The cranberry sauce was a fabulous accompaniment.

Then there were the Asian food sections - with their hearty display of traditional Indian dishes at one counter, Thai food at another counter, and then the Chinese food counter with soups as well. I had the irresistable bowl of Black Chicken Herbal soup - lightly infused with herbal taste, but the perfect thing on a cold evening as such.

Next, the Seafood section. I finally settled down with a plate of seafood comprising of lobster, scallops, oysters, crayfish, clams and prawns. The seafood was rather fresh.

Last but not least, my favorite Desserts corner - with a large variety of macaroons, waffles, cakes, tarts, pies, Chinese cakes (kuehs) and fruits etc. I had the Pistachio macaroon (had thought it was green tea- but turned out alot nicer!), a minced fruit meat pie, chocolates in shape of tree trunk sections, lemon tart, fruit cake etc. Everything was a delicious palate sweetener

For full review and more photos, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/christmas-dinner-at-melt-world-cafe.html

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  • desserts23 votes
  • sashimi13 votes
  • icecream waffle10 votes
  • Indian section8 votes
  • Homemade ice cream5 votes
  • bbq sections4 votes
  • oysters4 votes
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21 Dec 2014 • 340 reviews • 3 followers

Awesome spread , setting and service

We decided to go Melt the World Cafe for our Christmas buffet dinner.  The elegant hotel was decked up beautifully for Christmas, and this added a festive touch to the usual sleek, chic settings. The multi-cultural buffet spread was satisfying, and I was happy to see the important things such as turkey, pork knuckles, logcake etc that contributed to the festive meal this season.

So, the exploration began with the station that serves the Turkey and Pork Knuckle - both looked tantalizing. I pegged this as the station I must go to.  The pork knuckle was crispy. The turkey was very succulent to both our surprise - no joke, none of that rough texture we get usually when chewing on turkey flesh. The cranberry sauce was a fabulous accompaniment.

Then there were the Asian food sections - with their hearty display of traditional Indian dishes at one counter, Thai food at another counter, and then the Chinese food counter with soups as well. I had the irresistable bowl of Black Chicken Herbal soup - lightly infused with herbal taste, but the perfect thing on a cold evening as such.

Next, the Seafood section. I finally settled down with a plate of seafood comprising of lobster, scallops, oysters, crayfish, clams and prawns. The seafood was rather fresh.

Last but not least, my favorite Desserts corner - with a large variety of macaroons, waffles, cakes, tarts, pies, Chinese cakes (kuehs) and fruits etc. I had the Pistachio macaroon (had thought it was green tea- but turned out alot nicer!), a minced fruit meat pie, chocolates in shape of tree trunk sections, lemon tart, fruit cake etc. Everything was a delicious palate sweetener

For full review and more photos, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/12/christmas-dinner-at-melt-world-cafe.html

23 Nov 2014 • 47 reviews • 0 follower

For the money you pay....

Wasn't my best buffet experience admittedly. For the price you are paying, you would expected a wider spread and better quality food..... my honest opinion.
21 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Not worth the $$$

For the price, variety of food is very little. No oyster available.

Very limited variety of Japanese food, sushi rice was very sticky. Sashimi was slow to be replenished and sashimi slices were thin and not nicely cut.

BBQ food was precooked and left there, food was cold and didnt taste good.

Service was poor, plates were not kept, water was not refilled unless asked. Very unexpected of a hotel standard.
18 Aug 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Don't waste your time

I went to Melt on 16 Aug 2014 for dinner buffet, overall experience - Disappointed.
no fresh oyster and the sashimi very small and thick slice. The BBQ, Pasta and ice cream counter long Q. staff serve coffee without milk.  Overall food quality no good. As compare with Edge at Pan Pacific and Oscar at Conrad is so much better than Melt.  so dont waste your time to come here.  The environment very crowded and noisy!!!!
29 Jul 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Miss it if u can

I came here for my Birthday dinner, last time here was 6years ago. Was remembered for a high quality 5 star quality buffet venue.

Sad and shocked to see and even to pay for Missing (AWOL) Good food:
"roasted pig, sausages satay, mushroom, corn, tomato, lamb, and steak" no presence of any roast beef lamb or even the outdoor BBQ! Was told because its SUNDAY thats why its not available (Why couldnt you guys inform ppl at "THE OFFICiAL HOTEL WEBSITE")

Strange for the Indian food ( Normally famous for being fragrant, full of flavor from the spices) is apparently quite tastless ! The Tandoori is just normal smokey taste chicken , i have tasted hawker tandoori and found it much better!

Seafood, the lobster presented is cooked and the meat texture is powdery , defintely not fresh !
Prawn, i took the cold prawn around 7.30pm not sure its the second or third refill, the cold prawn taste hard not juicy, shell sticks to the meat, took 2 thats it !
Salmon was good.

Melt's desserts, my partner felt disenchanted also the table beside us feel that way, did not perform up to par. Strawberries on a stick for the chocolate fondue was served one round only, when i asked around 7.30pm the young specky gal says no more one round only. Seasonal fruits like mangosteen were also out by 7.30pm , no refill till we left around 9pm. (How expensive can seasonal fruits be esp when hotel buys in bulk).

Thai Tom yum soup taste like colored salt water, with non of the sour spicy taste of Tom Yam Soup...
Lobster Bisque wasnt available only mushroom soup , tom yam and fish maw. 

Japanese food overall was just ok...

To summaries , i felt overcharged and beguile by the previous good review...