Hatched, as the name suggests, specialises in eggs. In almost every shape or form. There are apparently about 30 different egg dishes on the menu, which is heaven for all of us who have a craving for breakfast foods at unexpected times of the day or even week.
The place is owned by A’s cousin, and it only just opened its doors on 19th September at Evans Lodge, a few doors down from Prata Cafe and Wine Company. The place was packed when we were there on Sunday morning, but we just about managed to get a table without a reservation. To avoid disappointment I would recommend making a booking on weekend mornings, given the fact that the restaurant has barely been open for 3 weeks and already there was a steady stream of customers.
The menu is divided into categories based on how the eggs are prepared – scrambled, poached and boiled, to name a few. Egg lovers are really spoilt for choice, because there are so many enticing items on the menu. Eventually, after much deliberation, A ordered the smoked salmon scramble, and I had the Rossini – scrambled eggs topped with pan-seared foie gras. Both were served with toast and sautéed potatoes.
A’s turned out to be more salmon than egg, which is actually a good thing, but I think a small part of A wanted a heaping pile of scrambled egg. The egg was actually stuffed inside rolled-up slices of salmon.
On the other hand, my scrambled eggs were served in a separate bowl topped with a slice of foie gras. Given the rather generous portion of foie gras, I thought this was a pretty good deal at $18. My only comment was that the egg and foie gras could’ve been a little more seasoned, but after a few sprinkles of table salt it was fine.
Being atetoomuch, we also tried the eggs Benedict. I like that you can order a portion of just one egg for $10, or two for $16. It allowed us to just have a taste without being overstuffed. Again, this was pretty good – the hollandaise wasn’t as rich and creamy as I would’ve liked, but it’s a lot healthier this way so no complaints.
Given that they’re still finding their feet, service was quite fast and very polite. This is a refreshing addition to our dining scene, and I’m quite looking forward to more occasions where I can have breakfast foods at dinner time.
The food is good and the prices are great... until you see the small portions. At least they give you a healthy portion of very tasty potatoes to help fill you up. Give it a try.
26 Evans Road
#01-06 Evans Lodge
Tues – Thurs and Sun: 8 am to 10 pm
Fri – Sat: 8 am to 12 mn