“Is this the Egg Drop we saw in Korea?”, as passersby were skeptical and mumbling to themselves.
One’s Egg Drop, the other is Egg Stop.
(This may open up a can of worms, but this is a similar occurrence such as Bake Cheese Tart and Baked Cheese Tart. I am sure you can name a few more.)
Not seeing double, Egg Stop is a local kiosk that offers “Korean sandwich shack with an influence of American style breakfast comfort food”.
Also included are freshly brewed coffees and sparkling ades.
There are so many similarities between Korea’s Egg Drop and Singapore’s Egg Stop, from the concept of American-styled toast to the different options on the menu and the white takeaway packaging.
The takeaway kiosk is located right opposite OCBC and beside Wok Hey at Paya Lebar Square.
Egg Stop offers ala-carte sandwich ($4.60 – 7.90) and set meal for an additional $2. The menu features just 6 different sandwiches that takes about 10 minutes to prepare.
Simply make your order at the counter and a waiting number will be issued.
The number will be called when the sandwich is ready for collection.
Flavours include Signature Sandwich ($4.60), Chicken Ham & Cheese (4.90), Turkey Bacon & Cheese ($5.50), Smoked Chicken ($5.90), Beef Teriyaki ($7.40) and Avocado & Egg ($7.90).
The preparation process reminds me of Isaac Toast and Say Chiizu Toast, with bread buttered and toasted before assembling the ingredients together.
My favourite is the Beef Teriyaki ($7.40) with thinly sliced marinated beef torched for smokiness, teriyaki sauce, caramelised onion, mayonnaise and a single raw egg yolk on it.
Using thick, buttery bread freshly baked daily, the bread was fortunately soft, moist and fluffy.
The buttery brioche complemented well with the sweetness from the beef teriyaki, and the latter added certain chewiness texture to it.
Unlike Korean Egg Drop that incorporated avocado slices on their sandwich, the Avocado & Egg ($7.90) used mashed avocado instead.
Thankfully the mayonnaise drizzled on the sandwich helped in the overall taste, as the scrambled egg was fluffy but bland.
Sad to say, the Chicken Ham & Cheese (4.90) was the most ordinary among the ones I tried, which tasted just any other Ham & Cheese sandwich.
In consideration of its price, I would perhaps skip this.
Egg Stop might be a little expensive for its size, but perhaps with interesting flavours such as Kimchi or JjaJang sauce, it may a good stop for breakfast.
PSA: Egg Stop will be opening at Clementi in September, and Jurong Point In November.
60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square, #01-62 Singapore 409051 (Paya Lebar MRT)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.