Marmalade Pantry @ Ion

If it was not for a one-for one Entertainment Coupon, I’m reluctant to step foot into Marmalade Pantry @ Ion. Even after 2 years from my first visit, staff are still blissfully nonchalant to their surroundings.

Located on the 3rd level of the iconic Ion Orchard, the chic Marmalade pantry is a convenient spot to rest one’s  heavy legs after hours of shopping.

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We waited 25 minutes for our pastas to arrive. I find it hard to fathom what took them so long at 2.15pm on a weekday, when the lunch crowd have thinned down.

M had Spicy Crabmeat Pasta ($25), tossed in tomato sauce and chilli. Pine nuts gave bite and a more wholesome feel.

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I had Seared Scallop and Prawn Pasta ($25) which was hearty indulgence in each mouthful. The al dente ribbons  were drenched in a intense, slurp-worthy crustacean broth.  Crunchy dried prawns added an elevated texture to the dish.

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We settled for sweets on display as we didn’t want to wait another  20 minutes for their popular Sticky Date and Toffee Pudding to be prepared. It was a poor decision and we regretted not leaving Marmalade Pantry after our main course.

The Sea Salt Caramel Cheese Cake ($8) was a total disappointment. Not only was it too dry, we could hardly detect any saltiness, nor the caramel.

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Limonata ($4.80) failed to save the day. It was also too dry and pitifully normal-plain vanilla sponge with lemon frosting. Absolutely not worth the $4.80 it commanded.

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Needless to say, I don’t foresee a revisit in the near future.

Marmalade Pantry @ Ion
2 Orchard Turn
#03-22 Ion
Tel: 6734 2700
Website

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