I’d consider egg sandwiches a food with an eggceptional level of versatility. Hear me out, every way you can cook an egg goes well with bread—whether it’s scrambled, hard-boiled with mayo, sunny side up, soft boiled, or poached, it goes well with bread. If I get started on the types of bread, well, this article might just break SETHLUI.com’s record for the lengthiest one ever. I digress, but I’d like to make it known that egg sandwiches are a boon to my mealtimes, especially if they’re from Eggslut.
And before we make 200 jokes about its name, an ‘eggslut’ is a legitimate culinary term to describe a chef who adds eggs to all their dishes to make them taste better. Can’t say I’m not biased, but egg-everything sounds like an eggcellent idea to me.
What I tried
The Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich (S$12) is the first thing on the menu—the fool-proof combination of perennial breakfast ingredients in a sandwich. Think of two buttery slices of brioche, clamping crispy slices of applewood smoked bacon, an over medium egg with savoury golden cheddar, and chipotle ketchup.
It’ll keep you satisfied if you’re one to err on the side of caution when hitting up a new place, but it falls short of something that gives Eggslut an eggvantage over any other basic breakfast sandwich.
Maybe breakfast for lunch or dinner isn’t your thing, but a thicc steak sandwich is—the Guacho Sandwich (S$23) will be on the top of your to-try list. Eggslut is going all out with thick slices of seared wagyu, an over medium egg, fragrant chimichurri sauce, crunchy red onions, and fresh arugula clamped between buttery brioche.
It’s not for the faint-hearted petite eater, especially if you want all-encompassing bites full of fresh greens and savoury steak. A challenge I was hesitant to undertake but had no regrets doing so, eggspecially if I had to walk off a giant food coma afterwards.
If that’s not enough for you, go ham with the carbs-on-carbs. Eggslut’s Truffle Hashbrowns (S$4.50) are glorious golden circles fried with duck fat and doused with truffle oil and rosemary salt. It’s oily, savoury, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and admittedly as addictive as McDonald’s hash browns.
It’s personal preference, but I think truffle oil has better chemistry with fries or potato chips. It ends up being overly cloying especially if you’re trying to conquer a monster sandwich like the Guacho, so grab a friend and thank me later.
As per status quo, I’ve saved the best for the last—and this one’s making me do a happy wiggle just thinking about it. Eggslut is known for the legendary scrambled eggs, and after trying the Fairfax Sandwich (S$12), I can attest that they’ve earned that title and live up to it every day. If buttery, golden eggs scrambled to fluffy perfection, caramelised onions, chives, and sriracha mayo isn’t enough to wow you, beef (pun intended) up your burger with a Beef Patty (additional S$4), or give it an eggstra smoky crunch with Bacon (additional S$3).
One thing I love about sandwiches is their convenience to eat, and for that, Eggslut’s Fairfax Sandwich was… not. But that isn’t even a gripe because I’d take it messy and scrambled any day if it melts in my mouth in a swirl of rich, creamy goodness.
The Slut (S$11) isn’t a main dish, but it’s the main act in this masterpiece of a show we’ve seen today at Eggslut. It’s the only time my Editor will let me use that word in an article, so we’ll make it count; the Slut will make you feel eggstra appreci-egg-tive (Editor’s note: I recognise this is a stretch, but Ariel insisted I allow her to keep all her egg puns for this piece) for your tastebuds.
Trust me, it’s a coddled egg on top of smooth, house-made potato purée and cooked in a glass jar that’s topped with grey salt and chives. Here’s a pro tip: eat it by dipping pieces of crispy baguette drizzled with fragrant olive oil. It’s a rich juxtaposition of soft egg and crispy bread that produces what I can only describe as a gastronomical epiphany.
I felt like a kid visiting Disneyland—Eggslut version—and I’m pretty sure the only reason why this was so good is that it’s doused in pixie dust.
Some might have doubts about paying this price for what is essentially a sandwich, but it’s a promise I’m making to you that Eggslut is worth a shot, even if you haven’t tried the LA chain, and especially so if you have.
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