Popular brunch eatery Eggs n’ Things has opened its first outlet outside of Hawaii and Japan in Singapore at Plaza Singapura.
The Hawaiian based eatery was established since 1974 on Ena Road in Waikiki by founders, Jerry and Jan Fukunaga.
There were three key goals in their business: to use fresh ingredients, keep prices reasonable, and treat everyone like ”Ohana” which means family. (We know that the Singapore outlet would likely not fulfil one of the criteria though.)
More Singaporeans would be familiar with the Japanese branch found in Harajuku Tokyo though, which continues to enjoy long queues.
For the eggs part of the menu, there are three main categories – Meats & Eggs, Omelette and Eggs Benedict.
They are also known for its pancake and waffles, though more for the former.
Recommended items included Pancakes with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and macadamia nuts ($19.90), Omelette with spinach, bacon and cheese ($19.90), Loco Moco ($18.90), Beef Steak and Eggs ($25.90), Waffles with fresh banana, whipped cream and macadamia nuts ($19.90).
A similar pancake in Tokyo would be priced about ¥1,150 (SGD$13.60), for your reference.
The Strawberry Pancake ($19.90) ordered first arrived before the egg dishes though – no major problem with that.
When asked if you want to include whipped cream or not, you should because it was the best thing on that plate. (This is coming from someone who always opt the whipped cream out from his Starbucks Frappuccino.)
The iconic whipped cream was extremely smooth, light and delicately sweet, topped on fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Best whipped cream I had in a while.
Those who are taking photos, take note that the hill of cream would melt within a minute or two.
Each plate contained 5 pieces of pancakes, in which you could drizzle sauces of grava, coconut (my favourite) or maple, and I already felt guilty after having 1 and a half. The table of 3 Japanese ladies next to me with chuckles of ”oishii…”, kept to sharing 2 pieces.
These pancakes were much better than many mediocre ones in Singapore. Thankfully. Calories didn’t go to waste.
Unfortunately, the happiness was short-lived and stopped about there.
The egg dishes taking about 30 – 40 minutes to arrive, were not spectacular. I ordered a Cheese and Spam Scrambled Eggs ($18.90) which was not creamy or cheesy enough.
The accompanying potatoes which came highly recommended by the server, were dry and I had to reach out for that bottle of Heinz.
The Kalua Pork, Spinach and Cheese Omelette ($19.90) cooked with three fresh pasteurised eggs which came in a flat rendition; felt lacking in amount of ingredients. (Ordered toast but there weren’t any as well.)
There were just a few strands of the pork while most of the other parts were potatoes, and the egg lacked in the creaminess and fluffiness omelette should have.
I won’t say it was bad, say close to a 4-star hotel buffet breakfast standard, but one could come expecting more from a restaurant specialising in eggs.
Service was great, staff kept going “Aloha!”
A star for the awesome pancakes, unfortunately not for the eggs.
Eggs N’ Things
Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Road, #03-79/83 Singapore 238839 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Tel: +65 6835 9988
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm, Last order at 9pm (Mon – Sun)
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