EwF isn’t exactly EVERYTHING With Fries, but You Should Order Every Burger With Fries.
I heard so much about the two other Everything With Fries at Joo Chiat and Holland Village from the other food bloggers. This branch at Orchard Central was a spin-off from the restaurants, this being more fast-food in nature. The concept felt like a MOS Burger shop, with a simple and elegant plain white and pink decor.
EwF was conceptualised by the people behind Awfully Chocolate, that deliciously tempting sinful chocolate cake makers who once sold only 3 cakes. Owner Lyn Lee stressed a lot on being natural and healthy. She ‘hated processed meats’ and would ‘never step into that fast-food restaurant’ (I won’t name which one). So meat patties and burgers at EwF were, made from scratch. Nice.
The good news was (unlike the cakes) – you get more than 3 flavours of fries to choose from – Original, Garlic, Sour Cream and Onion, Salt and Vinegar and Curry Fries ($2.90 each pack). The shoestring pack of fries were not filling, but made a tasty finger-licking-good snack which complimented the burgers. The Curry Fries, with a slight touch of spiciness and saltiness, were my favourite.
(I almost told Lyn those fries reminded me of Mxx’s Shaker Fries, but kept my mouth shut.) My suggestion would be to have a larger variety of fries, such as crinkle, curly and thick-cut fries to make the store live up to its name. I liked my fries thick and bitey. And if they are game for it, how about Terikayi, Kimchi, Laska or Mee Siam flavoured fries? (Lyn: I am not joking.)
The signature EwF Super Burger ($6.90) was superiorly delicious with its very soft burger bun that you could sink your whole mouth into. The premium beef patty, topped with cheese tomato concasse and gilled onion, was juicy and not overly done. Cute and manageable.
Asian-inspired Chicken Tandoori Burger ($6.90) was made of chicken sandwiched between muffin buns (which reminded me of Mxx’s again), topped with not-too spicy tandoori sauce and pickled onion. The meat was tender and full as it was cut from a whole boneless chicken leg. But I wished the chicken was slightly more marinated to bring out that Indian essence.
The entire meal of a burger, soft drink and fries was an affordable $11.90, considering its central city location. Remember to end your meal with a Nutella Slice ($3.50) or Butterscotch Milkshake ($3.90). The shake’s a killer. Trust me.
Everything With Fries, 181 Orchard Central #01-24/25
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm