Author: Sassy Eater.
If you were one of the ‘IONist’ (you may not find this word in any search engine, since i just made it up ) you must be aware of this eatery with its open concept, located in the middle of the 3rd floor at ION Orchard.
Most of the time I came here, it’s always crowded. But we cannot judge the taste from the crowd, right ?
There are some pretty fanatic reviews of their desserts, and after I came here several times for their desserts, here what i find decent and what i find so-so.
Since I’m a huge fan of carrot cake, I tried the Marmalade Carrot Cake (S$9/slice). The thick hard cream cheese came as a thin layer instead of a soft cream cheese in a thick layer that is more to my liking. But the cake itself was moist and not tooth achingly sweet and I liked how the walnuts and carrot shreds generously embedded.
I liked how the Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding (S$14) was wrapped in filo pastry, which gave it a nice crunch in contrast to the softness of the pudding. The yummy nut brittle and the seasalt caramel sauce was divine.
The Sticky Date and Toffee Pudding (S$14) was good, but it didn’t have the ‘wow’ factor to elevate its status.
Their Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge Cake ($9/slice) was heated up before serving so then the chocolate fudge flew out even before I sliced it. I have a weakness to melting chocolate and a traditional chocolate cake, so for me this cake was divine.
Recommendation : the portion and the richness is seriously meant to be shared for two, or three.
Their Marmalade Club (S$22) which was a sandwich with honey baked ham, roast chicken, egg, gem lettuce and roma tomatoes blended perfectly. And I asked for truffle fries for the side, and it was tasty and moreish !!
The Beef Burger (S$28) consisted of 150 gr patty which I ordered well done, was a little dry to my liking. And I didn’t fancy the wasabi mayonaisse spread on the bread. But the truffle fries that came as a side was great !
The Pork Chop (S$32) came with mashed potatoes, apple compote, crisp sage, spinach and bacon fat split juice. The pork chop paired well with a chunky compote that was full of flavour.
So summing up my experience here at Marmalade Pantry, Ion Orchard, was not that simple. Mostly I enjoyed the ambience whenever I came here for brunch, lunch and merely dessert but the way-above-average price with a slightly-better-only quality is a downfall for me.
#03-22 ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
+65 6734 2700
Opening Hours :
Daily : 10 am – 10 pm