Eggs, eggs, eggs… Singaporeans love their eggs, plus a well-known brand from overseas.
Eggslut Singapore has opened at the striking corner of Scotts Square, the brand’s very first location in Southeast Asia.
For the uninitiated, the popular Eggslut started as a food truck in Los Angeles in 2011, and has expanded to cities of Las Vegas, London, Seoul, Tokyo and Kuwait City.
The Singapore outlet is brought in by the SPC Group which is also behind Shake Shack in Singapore.
There has been a number of similar big-name international brands that landed on our shores of late, which includes Shake Shack, Five Guys, Luke’s Lobster and Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. Though they all opened to some fanfare, their report cards have been differing.
There are 6 sandwiches on Eggslut Singapore’s menu, namely Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich ($12), Sausage, Egg & Cheese Sandwich ($12), Cheeseburger ($13.50 for single, $17 for double), Fairfax Sandwich ($12), Gaucho Sandwich ($23), and Egg Salad Sandwich ($10.50).
All encompass eggs served in warm brioche buns.
For the most instagrammable item, it would be the all-time favourite Fairfax ($12) which includes fluffy scrambled eggs over caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and drizzled with sriracha mayonnaise.
Cage-free and soft-scrambled, the eggs are cooked ala minute to classic specifications.
The eggs would first be un-whisked into a cold pan, then brought up with plenty of cold butter and taken off the heat before they are fully set.
I would have personally wished the scrambled eggs to be more creamy, rich and flavourful, it was not bad but seemed something lacking there. Perhaps was wishing for more considering an internationally-renowned brand.
The breakfast combination with soft and slightly oily buns worked well, with the sriracha mayonnaise giving the surprise little kick at the end.
The Bacon, Egg & Cheese ($12) with Applewood smoked bacon over a medium egg, topped off with cheddar cheese and chipotle ketchup, turned out to be a favourite of many at my table. (The Fairfax comes a close 2nd.)
This seemed rather ordinary, but it was the crispy bacon that stole most of the limelight. So I guess it was considered simple things done well.
The buns were indeed soft and light, though there were some who mentioned it was not filling to eat just one burger.
If you love something more meaty, then head for the Gaucho Sandwich ($23) – slightly pricey though, which features seared wagyu tri-tip steak, eggs and chimichurri sauce, further dressed with red onions and arugula.
Overall, there was a rather prominent ‘grassy’ and parley taste to this, so some may not enjoy this that much comparatively.
Some should order the signature item, which you can legitimately tell the server, “I want a SLUT!”
The Slut ($11) contains a dollop of smooth house-made potato puree served in a glass jar, gently topped off with coddled egg then cooked sous vide to a precise temperature and timing.
Once done, the Slut is topped with gray salt and chives, and served alongside crispy slices of baguette toast.
There are also sides of fresh Side Salad ($6), House-made Buttermilk Biscuit ($6), Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie ($3.50) and Truffle Hash Browns ($4.50) – potato babycakes seasoned with truffle rosemary salt and duck fat.
Coffee is brewed with beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters, which is probably a good thing to have as many burger places don’t actually serve coffee or legit coffee. Opps.
Scotts Square #01-12, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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