Eggs ‘n Things – Plaza Singapura

Eggs ‘n Things is just one of the many new F&B tenants which had recently found their home at Plaza Singapura, such as Typhoon Cafe, SAMA Curry & Cafe and Sen Sushi/Burosu Honten.

Hailing from Hawaii, the Plaza Singapura branch is the first store under the brand that had opened outside of Japan and Hawaii; the store at Plaza Singapura takes over the space that was formerly taken up by now-defunct Skinny Salad/Pizza at Level 3 of the new wing. The space had seen quite a revamp, with bright interiors with green and yellow accents as well as wood furnishings that looks warm and welcoming. As what most would have expected from the name, Eggs ‘n Things is known for their egg dishes which includes a variety of Eggs Benedicts, Omelets and a section on the menu named “Meats & Eggs”, though the all-day dining menu also includes other items such as Pancakes and Waffles. It is noted that Eggs ‘n Things also do serve up a separate dinner menu that is only available from 5:00pm onwards that is dedicated to Hawaiian Loco Foods; included in the menu are Hamburgers, Rice, Salads and Pupu (a platter of assorted meat/seafood dishes).

(Ahi Poke Bowl)

Listed on both the all-day dining menu as well as the Hawaiian Loco Foods dinner menu is the Ahi Poke Bowl; essentially a tuna poke bowl that comes with diced onions and cucumbers served atop rice with a raw egg yolk that sits on the top. One of the healthier options on the menu, the diced raw tuna is being marinated in soy sauce for a hint of savoury flavour; the marination does not completely overwhelm the natural flavours of the fish, while the diced cucumbers do help to add a crunch to the entire dish to provide a textural contrast. The egg yolk does help to make the entire mix of ingredients a little silkier when broken and mixed into the entire bowl, though we were not quite a fan of how the rice was served warm; the temperature of the rice caused the diced cubes of raw fish to be slightly warmed up after a while which was rather odd to us somehow.

(Teriyaki Chicken & Eggs)

We also went for the Teriyaki Chicken & Eggs in the “Meats & Eggs” section of the menu; all the items listed on this section of the menu comes with a side dish of either potatoes, rice or toast while patrons can also specify the type of eggs for their order (i.e. scrambled, sunny side up, over easy, over medium, over well-done, over hard). We opted for the eggs to come Over Medium (flipped, yolk slightly soft) while also choosing the potatoes for the choice of side for our order. The eggs were decent; the egg white still relatively fluffy while the egg yolk was runny, while the Teriyaki Chicken was smothered in a thick, sweet sauce; we thought the flesh could have been more tender and juicy, however, though still pretty decent overall. Strangely, the potatoes came lukewarm instead of warm and felt a tad uninspiring without leaving much of an impression; the dish also comes with a dollop of Kewpie-esque mayonnaise on the side.

(Pancakes – Fresh Strawberry, Whipped Cream and Macadamia Nuts)

We figured out that we could not leave Eggs ‘n Things without trying their signature pancakes that most have been raving about of the late, so we decided to go for the Fresh Strawberry, Whipped Cream and Macadamia Nuts. Each portion comes with five pancakes that are sized slightly smaller than the usual; the portion works great for sharing considering the size. We did enjoy the buttermilk pancakes; light and fluffy, they were a delight to have on their own without feeling particularly heavy; three types of syrups (i.e. Grava, Coconut or Maple) are provided at each table for patrons to enjoy with the waffles and pancakes. Of all the three syrups, our favourite was the coconut which came slightly sweet though with a hint of the coconut aroma at the end similar to desiccated coconut; the Grava felt a tad sour for our tastebuds in comparison. The accompanying chunks of strawberry gave a tart contrast to the sweet syrup when eaten together with the pancake, while the whipped cream was amazingly light and smooth with just a light hint of sweetness. That being said, we felt the serving of whipped cream was unnecessary huge for we had difficulty wiping out the portion of whipped cream on our plate; we also noticed diners from other tables scraping off a substantial portion of the whipped cream to set aside on the sharing plate on the side as well.

Overall, the food at Eggs ‘n Things is pretty decent, though certainly could do with certain details being better taken care of (e.g. the lukewarm potatoes of the Teriyaki Chicken & Eggs). We did somehow feel that eggs seemed to be their weakest link however, considering how the Ahi Poke Bowl and Pancakes were both items where eggs were just a small part in the dish that seemingly felt better than the dish that featured eggs. That being said, Eggs ‘n Things would probably be a convenient stopover for those who are looking for a spot for gatherings or catch-up sessions with decent egg dishes in town during the weekend, considering the variety of dishes they have to offer.

Eggs ‘n Things
Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839

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