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2013-08-02 112 views
The Kitchen Table is W Singapore's in-house gourmet restaurant, and also the feasting ground for the morning breakfasts for my staycations at the hotel. Morning breakfasts that can actually make me bolt out of bed before 9 are definitely something, no? The Kitchen Table provides such an exciting spread, it took me exactly four breakfasts to truly explore almost all of it entirely... and possibly a few months' worth of consecutive breakfasts there to get bored of it. While the list of idealistic
(1) Wild Lemon Citron Sauvage
(3) Blueberry Myrtille
(4) 4 Fruits
(5) Blood Orange Sanguine
My favourite has got to be the Wild Lemon jam - the others are overly sweet albeit very fresh and made from genuine fruit pulp. You've got to taste it to believe how 100% real the fruit pulp is. More - a Cheese bar... but my eyes were completely drawn to the Smoked Salmon, which I helped myself to servings and servings of it... heavenly discoveries that I can't get bored of. A Salad Bar is available too for the health-conscious. This is in fact, one of the more (surprising) popular choices among the ladies during breakfast. For me, I steer clear of this place unless I'm getting a few rocket leaves to decorate my plate. My next favourite station - Fruit & Juice Bar. An extension of the ingenuity of the fruit jams, the existence of these fruit juices put Peel Fresh to shame. There's Mango/Apple/Guava/Orange/Cranberry/Soursop Juice as well as Skim/Fresh Milk available. Coffee and tea is served by the ever-attentive waiters/waitresses milling about diligently. Dim Sum and Live Noodle Bar - a little disappointing with its limited range of dim sum but perhaps it is not that popular with the patrons. There's also oatmeal and cereals, breakfast staples that seem to bring home to hotel (located in the neighbouring restaurant area Skirt) at the Cereals Station.
There is also one central section which I only took two quick photos of - it had Fried Rice, Porridge Station, Eggs and more. It's also where you can make your special requests - for hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs - you call the shots.
Here's what I picked out from the buffet: The smoked salmon is practically a staple for me. I loved the extremely saltish raw freshness of the fish, it was addictive. They replenish the tray at quite a fast speed, I never found it empty despite the rapid turnover rate. The mushroom quiche at the side is a little greasy for my liking, but an interesting change from the usual baked beans sort of breakfast - the latter being rather average.
The har gow and chicken char siew bun are also satisfying but could do more to match up to above-average dim sum restaurants. The har gow skin feels a tad too thick, while the chicken char siew bun was okay but nothing more to rave about. The custard buns flow, which meet my basic expectations. They are much better than the har gow and the salted egg yolk flavour was strong and fragrant. Though I personally wouldn't recommend trying their dim sum too much, you can try it if the craving hits you.
There's always an option for plain toast to try out their range of jams. I also tried their fried rice which was quite tasty, along with it I tried their curry sauce - which was good.
Surprisingly, their porridge was really very aromatic and not too thick, you can put in all sorts of flavouring available there or have it plain. Don't mistake the little square cup for some sweet dessert, it's actually oatmeal - cold one at that, it was pretty gross. I usually have my oatmeal warm. The pastries are really picturesque and tempting! They tweak their menu slightly every week - so you might not be seeing these anymore. There's an entertainer that will walk around to entertain children (or adults that never grow old) with magic tricks and balloon sculpting! He has been practising balloon sculpting for 15 years and here he is, making me a blue sword! We were trying to challenge gender stereotypes of girls receiving teddy bears and flowers and boys receiving swords and guns... but honestly I love swords.
Breakfast buffets at The Kitchen Table are complimentary part of your stay at W Singapore for 2 people, the third person can dine in at a rate of $48++/pax. Overall:
They do have more hits than misses, but their "misses" aren't too bad, actually. Their impeccable service and attention to detail impresses me a lot, and what they are selling is a whole W experience that will make you miss it the moment you leave.
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- Part I (The Buffet Spread): http://spherepiece.blogspot.sg/2013/08/food-feat-kitchen-table-w-singapore.html
- Part II (What I Ate): http://spherepiece.blogspot.sg/2013/08/food-feat-kitchen-table-w-singapore_2.html