Of all the different styles of eggs, I like scrambled eggs undeniably the best (even though I feature quite a bit of poached eggs on Instagram.)
When I came across a new scrambled eggs centric café at Icon Village, I was quite enticed to try it, and may just visit the place even more frequently in future.
Scrambled is founded by four friends – two Daniels, Hayden and Charles.
Between Hayden and Ju Lih, they have worked in Michelin-starred kitchens like Gold in Hong Kong, Bacchanalia in Singapore, Jean Georges in New York and Odette in Singapore.
The main item here are the scrambled egg burgers, made using brioche buns ordered from the Michelin-starred Burnt Ends, toasted upon order. (Just so you know, the recently opened Birdy’s also uses the same buns.)
Each burger mixes both Western and Asian flavours together, with sauces used made in house.
Choices include the Signature Egg ($7.90) included with cheese, hashbrown, onion jam and chipotle aioli; Spam & Cheese ($8.90); Smoked Salmon ($10.90); Smoked Duck ($10.90); Bacon & Cheese ($8.90); Avocado & Tomato ($8.90); and Scrambled ($13.90) comprising of almost all the fillings available.
Okay, I must admit I had a quite a hard time picking the burger I wanted, because I wanted meat, meat, meat. Couldn’t find a beef patty, chicken, or fish around.
Hashroom? Spam? Bacon? How? I just finished a gym session.
Ended up with Spam & Cheese ($8.90) even though I am TRYING to avoid processed food nowadays.
The brioche bun did have a nicely toasted, chewy texture with black sesame adding some fragrance.
As for the star – the scrambled eggs, it did not disappoint as it was evenly seasoned and satisfactorily creamy.
But I would imagine if the eggs were warmer or even steaming hot, say Hong Kong cha-chaan teng style, it would been almost perfect.
Other than burgers, Scrambled also offers Scrambled Box Set ($5.90) which can be topped up with a side such as Smoked Salmon, Smoked Duck or even Truffle Oil.
Again, I thought it would have been more appealing to the office crowd if there were other choices of proteins such as grilled salmon or something, or ‘brunchy’ ingredients of sautéed mushrooms, sausage and salad.
The possibilities of scrambled eggs are endless, and Scrambled does have a unique yet well-liked offering. I think the boys from the shop just need to find that sweet spot that would better appeal to its target customers to keep them coming back.
12 Gopeng Street, 01-33/34 Icon Village, Singapore 078877 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 6221 0289
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 8pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun