The feeling of breaking open a semi-cooked egg yolk is almost unbeatable and is every foodie’s guilty pleasure. Admit it – most of us are big fans of eggs and even bigger fans of the versatility of this tiny, yet wonderful treasure chest.
An egg can add wonder to just about anything. An onsen egg on a warm bowl of ramen, poached eggs on toast or perfectly scrambled eggs that melt in your mouth; we love them all.
We have decided to put together this list of the best #EggPorn dishes that taste as good (or even better) than they look. Here is our pick of the 10 Most Photogenic Egg Dishes in Singapore.
#1 SCOTCH EGGS – BY THE FIRE
From the team behind Immanuel French Kitchen at trendy Salute Coffeeshop in Alexandra, comes their latest two-month old concept, By The Fire, located just opposite I12 Katong. Amidst the array of affordable Western fare such as a 200g Hangar Steak (S$19), we can’t help but fall in love with their perfectly cooked Scotch Eggs (S$6.90) with a mouth-watering runny centre. One is not enough.
125 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 9185 4824
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat to Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Dakota
#2 SCRAMBLED EGGS – CLUB STREET SOCIAL
We all know that it isn’t easy to perfect scrambled eggs but Club Street Social aces their rendition of this breakfast staple with their Scrambled Eggs with Fontina & Chives. Unpretentiously served with just a few slices of toast, the creamy and consistent texture of the eggs are enough for you to return back for more.
5 Gemmill Lane, off Club Street
Tel: +65 6225 5043
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10.30pm
Sat: 9am – 10.30pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
#3 SIGNATURE DRY CHILLI PAN MEE – KIN KIN CHILLI PAN MEE
Opened last year near the Tai Seng industrial area, Kin Kin gives us a reason to travel all the way down with their Signature Dry Chilli Pan Mee (S$5) that features a runny poached egg on top of handmade noodles and served with minced meat and meat balls. Scoop a generous spoonful of their dried chilli on the side and break the yolk to mix in for the complete experience.
534 MacPherson Road
Tel: +65 6743 1372
Daily: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Tai Seng
Once in awhile, cravings for a hearty bowl of Wagyu don will surface but the struggle to find an affordable yet delicious bowl is imminent. Kinsa Sushi’s Kagoshima Wagyu Don retails for a pocket-friendly amount of S$24.80 only. For the price, you get perfectly seared wagyu slices on rice, served with a poached egg; a deal hard to find anywhere else.
4 Hillview Rise
Tel: +65 67107278
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Fri, Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bukit Batok
Tired of the usual Eggs Ben on smoked salmon or ham on toast? This quirky brunch-only “Krusty Krab” Benedict (S$19.50) from Little Diner features a golden deep-fried crab cake on top of toasted brioche, served with bacon, asparagus and a homemade chipotle aioli hollandaise sauce.
789 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: +65 6466 4088
Tue to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Holland Village/Botanic Gardens
#6 CHICK N EGG – PADDY HILLS
Paddy Hills is an Instagrammer’s heaven – good food and a beautiful restaurant interior. From their dinner menu, the Chick N Egg (S$20) is an undisputed star. You might initially complain about the slightly hefty price tag, but once you sink your teeth into the ultimate combination of crisp chicken skin, garlic fried rice and runny egg yolk, you will be running back for more. Every component of this dish is executed professionally and we love how this dish looks on camera; magnificent!
38 South Buona Vista Road
Tel: +65 6479 0800
Daily: 8.30am – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Haw Par Villa
#7 PLASTER BLASTER – SPRINGLEAF PRATA PLACE
Plaster Blaster (S$5) is Springleaf Prata Place’s contribution to the Ultimate Hawker Fest 2014. This unique prata dish features ham on top of a plain prata topped off with a runny poached egg and homemade masala hollandaise sauce. You’ve probably never seen prata done quite like Springleaf’s version and it is a must-try from their menu besides their famous Ultimate Murtabak.
53 Jln Tua Kong
Tel: +65 +65 8693 5393
Daily: 7am – 12am
Nearest Station: Bedok
#8 THE BAD BOY BURGER – THE ROYALS STEAKHOUSE
As a specialised Muslim steakhouse near Arab Street, we were pleasantly surprised by The Royals Steakhouse’s range of delicious steaks and burgers on their menu. The Bad Boy Burger (S$22) is our top pick. Perfectly pink in the centre, the steak is topped with melted cheese, turkey and a beautiful and runny sunny side up egg. The burger buns were buttered then toasted to a nice crisp to hold the patty and topping together well.
10 Jln Pisang
Tel: +65 6291 3326
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Station: Bugis
#9 CARBONARA – WICKED GARLIC
Wicked Garlic is a popular dining spot in the Central Business District for two reasons – their inexpensive nett prices and delectable comfort food. Try their simple Carbonara (S$8.90), al dente pasta served with bacon and a beautiful egg yolk, topped off with parmesan. Quickly mix the yolk in with the rest of the pasta for the perfect creamy Carbonara texture that is so good, you’ll lick the plate clean!
10 Anson Road
#01-37, International Plaza
Tel: +65 8509 2942
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 9pm
Sat: 11.30am – 8am
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
#10 TUNISIAN – WILD HONEY
Wild Honey’s rendition of the classic Tunisian (S$20) dish of Shakshouka is possibly our favourite dish out of their entire all-day-breakfast menu. A tomato stew that’s peppered with spices, littered with chorizo slices and crowned with two eggs, is paired up with a simple tomato salsa and toasted bread. Break the yolk with the bread and dip deep into the stew for an outstanding burst of flavours.
333A Orchard Road #03-02
Mandarin Gallery Singapore
Tel: +65 6235 3900
Mon to Thu, Sun: 9am – 8.30pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
About the writer:
Cheryl is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She loves a good steak and an even better cuppa. She eats just about anything and everything. In her free time, she regularly starts on sci-fi or fantasy movie marathons.