Everything With Fries @ Joo Chiat
Rachel really wanted to try out the food at Everything with Fries after reading the rave review in Sunday Times. We went down during a weekend night and it was pretty crowded. We had to wait some time for our food to be served.
We like the simple, minimalistic interior decor and the cheery pink uniform the staff dons. Rachel was delighted to find some old Enid Blyton books tucked on their bookshelves. A lot of us grew us reading these.
I ordered a Pork Cutlet Sandwich with Sour Cream and Onion fries while Rachel ordered a Lamb Burger with Garlic and Herbs fries. We also ordered a One Egg Soup to share.
The presentation of the soup was interesting – a deep fried egg white over chicken broth. As strange as the combination seems, the taste goes well together. Both of us like this starter and was looking forward to a sumptuous meal. Alas, we will be left disappointed.
The main courses and fries were unremarkable. It’s really ironic that the fries did not stand out, given that they pitch themselves as a fries specialty restaurant.
Both the two flavours of fries we ordered taste exactly the same – salty and like any normal fries at other restaurants. We seriously cannot taste much of the seasonings. Even McDonald’s shaker fries are more flavourful.
The pork cutlet was dry and tough. My jaws felt sore after laboriously chomping it down with lots of water.
Rachel did not have much complain with the lamb burger, but it was not exceptional either and the patty was a little cold.
We concluded the restaurant is good at marketing and positioning itself, but probably just good for a one time visit given the inaccessible location (by public transport) and pretty normal food served.
If you are interested to visit Everything with Fries for the experience, they have two outlets and the addresses are as below:
458 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: +65 6345 5034
Opening hours: Daily, Noon – 10pm (Closed on Mon)
40 Lorong Mambong
Tel: +65 6463 3741
Opening hours: Tue–Thu & Sun, 12pm – 11pm, Fri–Sat, 12pm – 1am (Closed on Mon)
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