Sunday, November 01, 2009

Hatched, Evans Lodge


So this is a relatively new establishment that serves almost everything with eggs, hence the name Hatched (26 Evans Road, #01-06 Evans Lodge, tel : +65 6735 0012). Most of the dishes look like something which one can want for breakfast which is a really good idea to capitalise on since breakfast menu items are traditionally available till the early afternoons and this breaks that circle of practice and probably makes many people happy to have the options that they offer.

I must have been lucky to have gotten a table without reservations on a weekend since the word around is that they place seems to be under spotlight.

Food on the whole was pretty decent. Since I like eggs, I'm bent towards being more forgiving than usual and gripe on less things ... ... gripes like the foie gras from their Le Rossini being a little overcooked and not having a crispy enough exterior than how it should be properly done. Truffle oil on that was a nice touch. And the Burly Benedict (nothing burly about them here) that arrived with a bland tasting corned beef that I didn't quite expect since I was picturing the salted and hashed variety. Still it was all good. And ...... cappucino needs a lot more body with the foam.

There seems to be little or no salt on their food and I believe it's a practice by the kitchen than anything else. I think. For the beer people, there's a variety of bottled stuff that includes Trappist brews and the small selection was really nicely thought out.

Location within Evans Lodge is definitely a charm though.

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