Missed my Israeli breakfasts of Shashuka. Though this spicy tomato-and-egg dish has its origins in North Africa, the Israeli put its popularity down to the fact that it’s what “most people conjure up when they think of a Middle Eastern breakfast”. And what place better to have it than Wild Honey, the all day breakfast place.
A good shashuka should hit all the right notes: sweet, sour, salty and spicy. Four perfectly cooked eggs are surrounded by a melody of grilled peppers, onions, spiced with paprika, cumin, hyssop? and lots of tomato. Tomatoes are the backbone of shakshuka and here they have used a rather dull version – you can almost taste that it came out of a tin. A generous handful of coriander adds freshness to the finished dish, as well as looking rather pretty, and then there’s the quenelles of herb and seed tabouleh. And as a departure to tradition, they added caramelised onions and chorizo bits breaking the kosher rule.
Bread is, of course, the essential accompaniment for mopping up sauce and yolk. And they have provided some of the fluffiest lafa flatbread with lots of air pockets and lightly grilled to properly filled it with all those goodness.
Princess had the English breakfast – a generous serving of scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, pork fennel sausage, white pudding, sweet potato hash, sautéed mushrooms, dad’s baked beans, grilled tomato & toasted brioche. The baked beans are not Heinz, and huge.
It was hard to make a decision on which desserts to eat. These small sweet things were quite pricey. However whatever you pick, the taste will be very good. Eat in to enjoy the laid-back ambiance backed with a great long black or take away for the bit of indulgence for a lovely tea time at home.
333A Orchard Road Mandarin Gallery #03-01/02 Singapore 238897
Tel : +65 6235 3900
Date Visited : Sep 2016
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