OverEasy is the ultimate all-American diner and bar, which not only serves some of the best food but also exudes old school American charm, it’s almost like you’d expect the beautiful server coming out in her roller skates with a tray filled with milkshakes, burgers and fries! OverEasy Orchard will be their 2nd outlet and will be occupying a sprawling 3500 sq. ft. at Liat Towers. It is the brainchild of The Lo & Behold Group (Loof, The White Rabbit, Tanjong Beach Club & numerous others).
What can you find at OverEasy Orchard other than the usual American fare? Boasting an updated menu of mouth-watering diner classics, nostalgic crowd favourites, decadent milkshakes and American-inspired cocktails. In ubiquitous Orchard, OverEasy Orchard will definitely stand out for its genuine charm and before long, it’ll probably be in everyone’s must-visit list. It’ll certainly be in ours!
Another interesting thing about OverEasy Orchard is the space that it’s going to occupy. Previously, it was the home of the first McDonald’s in Singapore which coincidentally holds the Guinness World Record for serving the highest volume of hamburgers on opening day. Hopefully, OverEasy Orchard will be able to replicate that level of success. As Teng Wen (Managing Director of The Lo & Behold Group) succinctly puts it “it is our hope OverEasy Orchard will reinvigorate a convivial dining experience to the famed shopping belt, becoming a destination in itself.”
Beyond the food, the thing that I’m most excited for is definitely the Jukebox machine! An integral part of every American diner, the jukebox is essential in setting the mood for not only a great meal but also having a fantastic time. Titled the “Secret DJ”, it is a modern day social jukebox that encourages guests to select songs from OverEasy’s extensive music library via their mobile phone app. Music includes a mix of classic 50s diner staples like Elvis’ Blue Suede Shoes alongside 90s rock like Foo Fighters and Lenny Kravitz.
Now, onto the food! For starters, there’s the Popcorn Chicken with Salted Caramel Popcorn ($16), the perfect balance of sweet and salty. For those who love Mac & Cheese, here’s something to get you excited. Mac & Cheeks ($22) doused in gruyere and bechamel cheese with braised Australian beef cheeks cured for 5 hours in rosemary, thyme and veal jus. Next, the main attraction, literally the mains. All burgers are made of 160g of Wagyu beef mince perfection, the perfect flavourful patty. The Truffle Burger ($28) is topped with house-made truffle mayo. For those looking for something a little different, there’s the Waffles & Wings with Maple Syrup & Honey Butter ($22), another New York staple and another perfect combination of sweet and savory.
To top it all of. Popular American diner-style whiskey shots feature in the drinks menu, such as the Piggyback ($ 14), a shot of house-infused bacon bourbon whiskey chased by a slice of candied bacon, and its counterpart, the Pickleback ($12), a shot of Jameson’s Irish whiskey chased by pickle juice and a pickle. For those adverse to alcohol, there’s always milkshakes! Priced at a reasonable $9, there’s the Berry Bonanza (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, marshmallows & chocolate), Smokey the Bear (bananas and house-smoked maple syrup) and Sugar & Spice (spiced pineapple syrup, vanilla ice-cream and fresh pineapple). The ultimate ‘cheat day’ treat though, lies in the Bacon Bourbon Milkshake ($18), the perfect marriage of bacon, maple whiskey, triple sec, egg and vanilla ice-cream. The choices are endless and you can’t go wrong with choosing any of them.