Fruehstueck with a difference…

The ever-curious and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM visits a 5 star hotel in Orchard Road to experience the…

MYRIAD delights of a most singular Breakfast also known as Fruehstueck in German…in Straits Kitchen! OMG! So much good food the mind BOGGLES! I love the Grand Hyatt!

I liked the modern high tech re-creation of the good ol’ KOPI TIAM half boiled egg served in a saucer with Soy Sauce traditionally…Here the eggs are boiled at 61.1 degrees Celsius “sous vide”!!!


I saw a horizontally challenged Chiense lady of about 45 years old stuffing lots of pastries and bread rolls and brioches from the Breakfast Buffet into rectangular clear plastic  boxes to “tar pow” (take away). I looked at her quizzically with one eyebrow raised. She looked a me and somewhat ashamed and with a flush…continued defiantly to stuff more bread rolls into another plastic box! Ahhh…the true face of Hman Nature and GREED! C’est la vie, mes amis….


Chinese “Croissants” aka “Harm Chim Phe’ang” or Butterfly brioche and Yew Char Kueh…all freshly fried “a la minute”!


Noodles with hearty soup tailor=made for you! Cappuccino and Teh Tarek and fresh fruits like Paw-Paw…excellent for the digestion! Oh YUMMIE!img_5899

Some like to start with Cereal and Swiss Yoghurt…others like to end with Cereal and healthy Melon Seeds, Cashews and more!…


img_5898I especially like the Carrot and Beetroot and Apple! I make my own ABC Cocktail chock-full of rejuvenating anti-oxidants. Here, ABC does not stand for American Born Chinese…wahahahah!

Lest I forget, I adore the Egg Station too. I decided to TEST the Chef and asked for one “Egg “sunny side up” and one “Egg easy over- over easy”…he passed with flying colors! One thing about the Grand Hyatt and its capable staff like French F & B Director Jerome Pagnier and his colleague Giree…is that they keep things “strack” (“Green Beret” parlance for “shipshape”).

Bon appetit! 🙂

Straits Kitchen for Breakfast

Grand Hyatt Singapore

10 Scotts Road


Tel:65 638 1234

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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