My ideal Saturday morning consists of waking up late, preferably after 10am, and having a leisurely long breakfast. No rushing to get ready, squeezing onto the MRT with the horrendous peak hour human crush and a frantic workday of endless meetings and calls. No Sir, my Saturday mornings are sacred and you don’t get to burst my zen bubble of peace and calm! Breathe… breathe… I’m just going to sit down with my cup of joe and have me some eggs, some lovely pancakes and hmm… maybe throw in some waffles too!
As an unabashed carb lover, the mere thought of having both pancakes AND waffles sends me to saccharine heaven. Yea, yea, I know what they say – a moment on your lips, forever on your hips. Oh but THAT moment when it’s on your lips…mmm…
The newly opened Eggs n’ Things has everything I look for in a weekend brunch – eggs and meat for my protein fix, pancakes and waffles for that sweet encapsulation to the meal, and a strong pick-me-up drink to kick-start my day.
Already a popular eatery in Waikiki, Hawaii and Japan, Eggs n’ Things has finally descended on the sunny shores of Singapore with its official opening at Plaza Singapura on 27 January 2018. The first thing that grabs your attention at Eggs n’ Things is the unique floral aprons worn by the waitresses and the host with his loud Hawaiian shirt. No wonder then that Singapore would be its first location outside of the US and Japan with our tropical climes and bright cheery attitude of the staff to usher in the Aloha spirit.
Notwithstanding that the light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes are its claim to fame, Eggs n’ Things actually sports a surprisingly extensive menu to cater to every taste bud, including some distinctly Hawaiian dishes such as Kalua Pork & Cabbage and Loco Moco that you are unlikely to find elsewhere in Singapore.
In fact, uniqueness seems to be the name of the game here. You can choose to have your pancakes with the boring ol’ maple syrup, OR you can lather guava or coconut syrup over it. Guava syrup, you say? Yes! Certainly not something I’ve had with pancakes before but I recommend you try it as it was hands down my favourite accompaniment for the pancakes. The pancakes and waffles come topped with their iconic whipped cream made using a special recipe to keep it smooth, light and sweet and sprinkled with macadamia nuts. Whipped cream is just not my thing personally so I hope they offer some dark chocolate chip ice cream with their waffles in future. That is guaranteed to make me go ALOHA!
As its name suggests, you can have your eggs almost every which way – eggs benedict, omelette (made with three fresh pasteurised eggs), scrambled, sunny side up, etc. The myriad of preparation styles was an education in itself. I always knew you could have your eggs Over Easy (Flipped, yolk soft), but I never knew the ‘opposite’ was true and you could also have it Over Hard (flipped, broken, fully-cooked yolk) or Over Well-Done (flipped, intact, fully-cooked yolk). You can pair your eggs with a variety of meats and they come with a choice of rice, roast potatoes and toast as side dishes.
So howzit, braddah? You gonna put on your loudest Hawaiian shirt and head down to Eggs n’ Things to lend your kōkua for the ‘ono grinds there? It’s all part of being ‘Ohana!*
* The writer disclaims all liability for any mangled usage of Hawaiian lingo. He does, however, claim full credit if Eggs n’ Things adds ice cream to its menu.
Eggs n’ Things
68 Orchard Road, #03-79/83
Tel: +65 6835 9988
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm, Mon – Sun (Last order at 9pm)