Snippets: It’s an exotic Turkish affair at Melt cafe, Mandarin Oriental Singapore this March

What’s new: It’s a Turkish affair at Melt Café, Mandarin Oriental Singapore from 3 to 12 March 2016 as they welcome Guest Chef Metin Isci from Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum.

The buffet spread: Start with some traditional Turkish appetisers such as İçli Köfte, bulgur sphere-shaped shells filled with minced beef, onions and walnuts, served alongside Acılı Ezme; a spicy tomato paste served with green chillies, and Humus; mashed Jerusalem chickpeas mixed with a refreshing dressing of tahini, lemon and olive oil. Take delight in the Bodrum seafood soup of vegetables and fish in a piping hot Bodrum Balık Çorbas. Other highlights include the Karides Güveç shrimp and vegetables casserole, Patlıcan Musakka, stuffed eggplant topped with minced beef, green peppers and covered in tomato sauce, as well as the Perdeli Pilav, where fragrant pilaf rice is encased in crispy Turkish pastry.

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Credit: Melt Cafe, Mandarin Oriental

There is also the outdoor live station, where you can enjoy traditional lamb and beef grilled kebabs with Turkish flatbread, as well as the Tuzda Levrek, a Mediterranean Sea bass wrapped and baked in a flaky salt crust. For desserts, there is Turkish rice pudding, Fırın Sütlaç or the Sakızlı Muhallebi, a milky pudding dusted with light sugar.

Turkish Cuisine

Credit: Melt Cafe, Mandarin Oriental

When: Available at Melt Café from 3 to 12 March 2016, lunch buffet is priced at SGD 62 per person (Monday to Saturday), whereas dinner buffet is priced at SGD 78 per person (Sunday to Wednesday) or SGD 88 per person, inclusive of barbecue selections (Thursday to Saturday).

Melt Cafe
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square
Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6885 3500

Opening hours
Breakfast: 6.30 am to 10.30am
Lunch: 12 pm to 2.30 pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
Brunch: 12 pm to 3 pm (Sundays)
Dinner: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm

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