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Marmalade In The City @ Ion Orchard

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Since the rebranding, I have yet to set foot at Marmalade In the City and queues have continued since with service dipping to a new low – not that flailing my arms could get me any attention, their service staff walk with their eyes glued to the floor or plate and basically pay a deaf ear to all that’s happening. 

Roast Chicken and Avocado Caesar ($23)
with soft-cooked egg

Egg was overcooked on a bed of tossed salad – a sheer disappointment. 

Spicy Crabmeat ($25)
with pine nuts, tomatoes and chili

There is a choice of spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, penne or macaroni and the usual order has been linguine. I found it underwhelming this time round with a pasta slightly over cooked though the crabmeat toss was still delicious. 

Baked Snapper Ragout ($30)
in a foil packet with olives, capers, sundried tomato, zucchini and peppers

Fresh fish on a colourful bed of vegetables meant only for fish fans, I found it on the bland side. 

Oriental Grilled Salmon ($28)
with soba

Here’s a salmon without any of the fishyness that I have encountered previously – a job well done for this dish. 

Crispy Pork Belly ($32)
with mashed potatoes, coleslaw, french mustard and natural jus

Crispy was clearly lacking here in this pork belly, the lumpy “natural jus” did not do it any good but the coleslaw was decent. This is more braised than crispy. 

Sticky Date and Toffee Pudding ($14)
with vanilla ice cream

My first encounter with the sticky date and toffee pudding and still a fan of this light spongey one. 

Limonata ($4.80)
tart lemon glazed cake

Another of the personal favourites that I literally grew up with, melt in the mouth frosting with a zesty light cupcake – memories taste like these.

Truth be told, it was a walk down memory lane for sure but has Marmalade In The City become a has been? The mom can even remember our previous escapades at Palais Rennaisance – which are better remembered that way.

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

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