Let’s face it, we all love our eggs – be it scrambled, poached, sunny-side up, soft boiled, hard boiled, or over easy. So, we bet you’re equally as egg-cited as we are now that the Los Angeles cult-favourite, Eggslut, is finally bringing its love of eggs to Singapore with a menu featuring its signature oozy sandwiches and specialities.
For the uninitiated, Eggslut started out as a food truck in 2011 by Filipino-Americans Alvin Cailan and Jeff Vales with a menu that’s all about a balance of comfort and innovation, celebrating food that appeals to both novice and extreme foodies through classic comfort fare with a twist, all-encompassing eggs as a key ingredient.
In short, Eggslut makes eggs appetising all day, every day instead of just a breakfast staple. This simple yet profound ethos has gained the chain a massive cult following worldwide – and the Singapore outpost at Scotts Square is the brand’s first foray into Southeast Asia, joining the ranks of the other restaurants around the world in L.A., Las Vegas, London, Seoul, Tokyo, and Kuwait City.
Inspired by the humble egg, Eggslut Singapore’s menu features signatures such as the Fairfax, Slut, and the wagyu steak-filled Gaucho, along with delectable sides to round off your meal.
AVENUE ONE had the opportunity to score a sneak peek today and we’re going to tell you how the Eggslut signatures fared before you make your way down when it officially opens next week – keep reading to get the juicy details!
Eggslut review: the signatures you can try at the first Singapore outlet
With its first foray into Southeast Asia, Eggslut is serving up comforting classics with a twist. The menu features six core signature sandwiches encompassing eggs, Eggslut’s key ingredient, and served on warm brioche buns.
According to Vales who dialled in via Zoom during the media preview this afternoon, the Singapore kitchen will be whipping up the dishes with a mix of imported and locally sourced ingredients.
The all-time favourite Fairfax (S$12) is a definite must-try: a delectable combination of fluffy scrambled eggs over caramelised onions, cheddar cheese, and drizzled with sriracha mayonnaise.
Cage-free and soft-scrambled, the eggs are cooked to classic specifications by first un-whisking into a cold pan, then brought up with plenty of cold butter and taken off the heat before they fully set.
When Eggslut said their scrambled eggs are fluffy, they certainly weren’t kidding. The ones found encased within Fairfax were one of the softest, fluffiest scrambled eggs we’ve ever tasted, and the slice of cheddar cheese further added another dimension of ooziness to the sandwich.
Meanwhile, the sriracha mayonnaise gave a much-appreciated subtle spicy kick as we worked our way down the soft brioche bun. It was the first Eggslut dish we tasted, but it’s safe to say that Fairfax was already ranking high on our list.
Psst… If you love your bacon, ask for the Bacon, Egg & Cheese (S$12) – imagine strips of Applewood smoked bacon over a medium egg, topped off with generous helpings of cheddar cheese and chipotle ketchup.
Of course, no meal is complete at Eggslut without their main speciality, the Slut (S$11), a massive 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 grey salt and chives, and served alongside crispy slices of baguette toast.
The Slut was arguably the most perfect Boomerang-worthy dish, and trust us when we say it’s a creamy combination that you wouldn’t want to miss! On its own, the potato puree and egg were good but when eaten together with the baguette, it was simply a great dish.
It was hearty and comforting all at the same time, and we couldn’t stop ourselves from dipping one crispy, airy baguette slice after another into the decadent mash.
The combination of potato puree and egg was made so irresistible that we almost wanted to ask for a second serving of baguette toast just so that we can completely clean up the jar of mash and egg.
It’s the perfect hangover food in our opinion too! It’s just so easy on the palate and comforting to the soul, so much so that it became our top favourite that we would exclusively come back to Eggslut for.
For beef lovers, you can give Gaucho (S$23) a shot – it features seared wagyu tri-tip steak, gently placed over a medium egg, chimichurri, and red onions, and dressed with a bed of arugula. The steak is slowly cooked in a sous vide water bath and seared to perfection, so the soft and juicy meat complements the over medium egg.
From the description, Gaucho promises a juicy, highly satisfying sandwich that you can sink your teeth into if you’re in the mood for meat – and it was definitely that for us, elevated by a splash of refreshing and tangy chimichurri sauce.
Having tasted Fairfax and Slut, however, the Gaucho somehow missed the mark for us compared to the one-of-a-kind egg-cellent creations that you can’t get elsewhere on the island.
If you have a big appetite and worry that just eggs and cheese – or eggs and potato – won’t fill up your tummy, do give Gaucho a try. Otherwise, we definitely recommend you go straight to the Slut or Fairfax.
Other must-tries in Eggslut Singapore
Like to add more flavour to your meal? Stack your sandwich with add-on options (from S$2.50) like bacon, avocado or beef patty which provide egg-cellent choices to treat your tastebuds when it comes to maximising your enjoyment of Eggslut.
For instance, while the Fairfax is incredibly delicious on its own, the addition of bacon and avocado cuts through the creaminess of the eggs, cheese and mayonnaise, giving more depth to the already flavourful sandwich, making this combination a must-try.
As for the Slut, we’ve been told that you haven’t truly experienced it in its full glory until you’ve tried it with a crispy slice of bacon wedged within baguette slices, then dipped into the Slut – so do give this combo a shot and tell us how it goes!
For sides, choose between a fresh Side Salad (S$6) – arugula dressed in red wine vinaigrette topped with manchego cheese, or the Truffle Hash Browns (S$4.50) – potato babycakes seasoned with truffle rosemary salt and duck fat. As a decadent end to your meal, there is the house-made Buttermilk Biscuit (S$6) served with honey butter or the Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie (S$3.50).
Eggslut’s signature Fresh Orange Juice (S$5.50) is the perfect thirst-quencher for your meal – or try a Craft Soda (S$4.50) created by leading craft brewery, Brewlander, exclusively for Eggslut.
When they debut, the flavoured craft sodas will be a world’s first for Eggslut, available exclusively at the Singapore outlet only. With a refreshing fizz that complements the signature sandwiches, the craft sodas come in Elderflower & Lemon and Grapefruit & Ginger options.
Freshly brewed coffee by Common Man Coffee Roasters (from S$4) is also available as the perfect perk-me-up, no matter the time.
Eggslut is located at 6 Scotts Road, Scotts Square, #01-12, Singapore 228209. It will officially open its doors on 9 September (Thursday) at 11am, where the first 100 customers in the queue will receive an exclusive Eggslut gift. Thereafter, Eggslut opens daily from 8am to 10pm.
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