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With five restaurants, two bars and a lengthy 24-hour room service menu all at your disposal, there’s no chance of going hungry or thirsty during your stay at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. Here are some of the best things to eat and drink at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel:
1. Jumbo crab timballo (Dolce Vita). Richer selections from Dolce Vita’s antipasti menu include pan-seared foie gras with duck leg confit and Angus beef tenderloin tartare with a poached quail egg, but if you want something lighter, the jumbo crab timballo is a tasty way to start your meal. Featuring a dollop of avocado mousse on a creamy, sculpted mound of crab, the firmness of the meat is well complemented by both the acidity of a mango salsa as well as the crunch of fresh greens.
2. Wasabi-aioli prawns (Cherry Garden). One of the chef’s signature dishes at this luxury Singapore hotel’s popular contemporary Cantonese restaurant, the perfectly crisped, big bite-sized prawns are drenched in a flavorful wasabi dressing, while mango and fish roe provide splashes of color and texture.
3. Mo Bangkok - Chao Phraya (Axis Bar and Lounge). One of 10 destination-themed cocktails served at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel’s classy fourth-floor bar, the Mo Bangkok - Chao Phraya brings a well-mixed taste of Thailand to Singapore with a combination of Mekhong whiskey — a popular brand in the country — lemongrass, ginger, brown sugar and lime. We loved that it’s served with a stalk of fresh lemongrass as the drink mixer.
4. Breakfast buffet (Melt - The World Café). Not a single dish but rather a bountiful spread served daily from 6 to 10:30 a.m., the breakfast buffet at Melt offers so much more than eggs and bacon. Fill up on everything from Indian curries and Chinese porridge to smoked salmon, gourmet cheese, freshly baked breads and pastries, dim sum, homemade yogurt and much more. Fresh waffles, noodles, eggs and fruit juices can be ordered at four separate a la minute stations.
5. Lobster spring rolls (room service). Topped with a tangy, spicy sauce and packed with hunks of fresh lobster meat, crisp yellow corn kernels and shreds of juicy mango, these light, flavorful rolls are as tasty as they are colorful.