For the past weeks, I was working at Fusionopolis and had the opportunity to explore eateries nearby, from cheap and good hawker fare to cosy chillout cafes. And when I have more time after work, how can I miss out the little food haven of Holland Village?
If you had been following food blogs, you would know that Everything With Fries had been receiving quite a bit of attention from bloggers. Decked in white furnishing and a huge blackboard at the side, it almost replicated the minimalist design of Awfully Chocolate (Yup, its the same boss!) and was operated by young, cheerful crews. I was there on a early weekday evening so I still had the liberty of choosing my seats, as it soon became a full house when night falls!
One Egg Soup ($3.90)
Being their signature soup (in fact, its the only) on the menu, it tasted similar to your usual cream-series soups, though it would be better if it could be slightly thicker. The piece of egg white on top added much texture as I liked how it was fluffy and with that eggy aroma. Innovation points!
Pork Cutlet Sandwich ($8.90)
Sandwiched between a hotdog bun, the cutlet was well-breaded with hints of herbs, crunchy at every bite. There was also something special about the mayonnaise sauce used as it was lighter and sweeter than the usual ones. One major problem remained: The cutlet was really too thin, resulting in a dry meat that took quite a bit of effort in chewing.
The main course came with coleslaw and of course, their fries! Opting for the Curry Flavoured Thick Cuts, it was served hot with a nice crisp layer surrounding the thick potato fillings. Curry flavour was prominent, though I would like it to have less salt and more curry powder.
Breaded Salmon ($13.90)
Now this was a surprisingly good find! With a layer of breaded crust, the salmon was very fresh and outstandingly handled, with solid edges and a melting center. The hollandaise sauce went nicely with the salmon, neither too sour or overpowering. Very enjoyable!
We chose Sour Cream and Onion Shoestring for this one, and it was much subtle in taste as compared to the curry one. Honestly, I think we are all spoilt by shaker fries until such flavourings do not come as unique anymore!
Nuttela Tart ($4.90)
And how can I leave without a slice of their signature tart? Very thick and smooth, the main bulk of the tart was almost like eating a curd version of nutella spread! Nope I didn't order two, it was just that I initially ordered without the vanilla ice cream, but I realised after a few spoonful that it was like eating a lava cake: too rich on its own and needed something light to ease the flavour!
Bill for two was $34.55 after taxes. With a varied menu and affordable pricing, EwF will be a good choice for a fuss-free western meal. Though they only have two outlets as of now (and another fast-food joint in Orchard Central), I'm pretty sure they will expand if it continues to be well-received. The mains seem to fare better than the burgers and sandwiches, so those would be my target for the next visit!
Side Event: If you have noticed, the price for the Nuttela Tart was without the ice cream, missed out in the bill as it was a later add-on. I noticed this only after payment and told the manager about it. He was nice enough to waive off the extra charges (Now don't push your luck and bully them!) and jokingly told me that he will charge for a double scoop on my next nuttela tart. Will do!
Everything With Fries 40 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village Tel: 6463 3741 Check out their online menu!