The popular pancake house has landed on our shores, all the way from Hawaii, and here’s what we thought.
Bringing the spirit of ‘Ohana’, or ‘family’, and some fluffy pancakes to Singapore all the way from Waikiki, Hawaii, is Eggs N’ Things. Opened in 1974 by founders Jerry and Jan Fukunaga, this casual eatery is wildly popular among tourists and locals alike, both in Hawaii and surprisingly, Japan, where they have a whopping 19 branches.
Located on the 3rd floor of Plaza Singapura, the BiTES team was treated to a slew of offerings, both sweet and savoury. Served by the friendly waitresses wearing the tropical aprons designed by Jan Fukunaga, we first tried the Fresh Strawberry, Whipped Cream and Macadamia Nuts pancakes ($19.90). This picture-perfect dish is topped with a tower of light whipped cream, chopped macadamia nuts and large strawberries, on top of their signature buttermilk pancakes. While not as fluffy as we would have liked, they went well with the various syrups available – coconut, pink guava and maple syrup.
Next up was the Omelette with Spinach, Bacon and Cheese ($19.90) – diners can choose from three cheeses: Cheddar, Mozzarella or Pepper Jack. The bright yellow omelette had pieces of bacon and soft spinach leaves tucked inside, and was served on top of some nicely spiced roast potatoes.
The pasteurised eggs in the Eggs Benedict with Spinach and Bacon ($19.90) were poached to perfection, with a lovely runny yolk that spilt out over the soft English muffins after being cut. Once again, this came with a side of potatoes.
Eggs n’ Things also serves buttermilk waffles which ended the meal on a sweet note – we went for the Fresh Banana, Whipped Cream and Macadamia Nuts waffles ($19.90). Like the pancakes, the golden-brown waffles were covered in a mountain of cream, and slices of banana.
With a focus on fresh fruits, organic beef and chicken, home-made sauces and bread, Eggs n’ Things also offers milkshakes, organic cold pressed fruit juices, soft drinks, smoothies, free trade organic tea and coffee blended from a mix of Brazilian, Mexican and Indonesian beans. The cappuccino ($6.50) was pretty standard, and the Acai Banana Smoothie ($9.90) was a little hard to drink through the straw as it was quite thick, but it did taste strongly of acai.
With their cheerful brightly lit interior and generous portion size, Eggs n’ Things looks to be the new hangout spot in Orchard for friends and family.
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #03-79/83.