Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Everything about Everything With Fries

Everything with Fries

Address: 40 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village

Tel: 6463 3741

Lamb Burger
- along with Garlic and herbs fries
+ Coleslaw

The Lamb turned out pretty good as compared to my previous experience at their Joo Chiat Branch (refer to below posting). The fries here are also very well and generously flavored.

Pork Cutlet
- along with Curry Flavored Fries
+ Coleslaw

The pork cutlet although thin, packs in a pretty well flavored package. From the look of the very crispy batter and thin dimension, I was worried that the meat would be dry but surprisingly, the pork cutlet was not dry.
Fries is dosed with gracious amounts of curry powder and curry leaves making it very fragrant and authentic.

One Egg Soup
Their one egg soup here is a Major disappointment unlike the one at their Joo Chiat branch. We wanted to reminisce on the delectable taste of the one egg soup from EWF as we recalled from Joo Chiat branch. So, we ordered one bowl each. Guess what? Really sad. The egg is over fried that u can't even break it apart with a spoon. I had to use a knife. Furthermore, it is too creamy and lacks the layers of taste that the other branch has.

Nutella Tart

It's good. But I would say that there is definitely room for this dish to be twigged and brought to greater heights.
Nutella sauce is drizzled and coating over the chocolate body.
Personally, I was thinking that the taste would be even better if they emulsified nutella into the chocolate body rather than just drizzling it over.
This dish on an overall is ok, but there is lots of room for improvement and creativity to give the taste more depth.
note of caution. Please make sure u order this as a item to be shared by 3-4 people. if you were to eat this yourself, its hard to finish it as it gets Gelad.

overall of this branch:
The setting is pretty pleasant, gives you a casual and relax mood.
The mains here meet up to cafe expectation and can be ordered as lunch or dinner. Love the fries here because it packs a punch and makes sense of its brand name "everything with fries" as indeed, fries becomes a Must Order item here.
Desserts are ok for ordering a portion for an experience sharing but not for traveling all the way down just for it.

Everything with Fries

Address: 458 Joo Chiat Road

Tel: 6345 5034

Hi, we are open daily, take a seat...

I love the white washed walls, black imprints and the crew in faded pink tops which blends well with the interior colors.
I love the simplistic and neat decor.
The ideal setting I would enjoy hanging out with my friends over a light dinner.

My friend strongly recommended the 1 egg soup.
So here it is...

The name of it is simple and direct.
But the complexity and perplexity of it bewildered us.
All of us took time and sip after sip of the soup to try and figure out the ingredients. However, none of us, including myself, managed to decipher the recipe behind it.
We decided to leave it a mystery so that it would continue to excite us if we were to return some other day and order it again.

The egg batter was nicely mixed and fried.
Gives the soup a different texture and adding some fun to the tasting experience.
Oh man, my taste buds and tongue were pretty pleased and had fun with this dish.
My stomach is calling to join in the fun with the growls and pangs.

Our main dishes were served..
Creamy Salmon in a cup
- along with Salt& Vinegar flavored fries

I didn't try out this dish because my friends that tried it commented that It was salty and really creamy. In a negative tint. I decided to give it a pass as neither of the comments were inviting and nor was the look of it.
The portion was small and was really like soup with a few chunks of salmon in it. Full stop.
I felt bad for my friend knowing that this would not fill the stomach. It was also a heartache thinking of the price tagged to the taste and portion of it.

I was keeping my fingers crossed for my dish...
Lamb Burger
- along with sour cream and onion flavored fries

was served before me.
Even though the colors of this dish look pretty decent,
the burger patty was a tad dry. The lamb's smell was evident.
The sauce was tomato and cheese. Not mastery/thought put in it. Even a kid can piece this dish together.
Ok.. I was dissapointed. Although the food can be swallowed down, but I did not savor it.
There is no depth and no effort placed in the dishes.

Ham and cheese Sandwich.
This dish came out Safe.
Decent tasting.
But again, how wrong can ham and cheese go?

I wanted to try out the Nutella tart which many had raved about, but missed it out in the end.

overall of this branch:
I love the decor, I would love to have a cuppa coffee on a weekend afternoon and relaxing here chatting with my friends.
The food was below expectation. Even though they had the concept of flavored fries, they did not master it or bring out the essence of it.
The fries were ordinary. If I was to chose, I would actually chose MacDonald's fries over this.
In all due fairness, the reviews I had read about everything with fries is mainly on their cakes and tarts.
I MAY come back again to try out their tarts and Definitely the 1 Egg soup. But not the mains.

disclaimer: food is very subjective to individual preferences. My reviews are my thoughts on my personal experience. Not meant to deliberately credit or discredit any entity.

Yyn's overall conclusion on both the EWF:
- Holland Village Branch
Mains is good and worth ordering.
Soup is very different and way below the standard.
Fries is tasty

- Joo Chiat branch
Mains are not worth the price, would rather east at a nearby eatery and skip ordering the main here
Fries is not flavored enough and thus tastes very plain Jane.

The difference in food tastes and standards between both branches are not maintained to be same. No Quality Check. Over-rated. Patrons of EWF should not have high expectations but maintain it as being a Cafe and serving Cafe standard food.

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