Everything with Fries

It’s been a long time since my last visit to Holland Village, and it seemed like plenty has changed. Looking for dinner, we chanced upon a new restaurant with a quirky name – Everything with Fries (EWF).

The EWF menu looked simple and rather straightforward with starters, mains etc suitably categorized. Since it was our first visit, we went along with our server’s recommendations with their specialty, One Egg Soup, and Skinny Wings for starters.

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EWF Starter - One Egg Soup

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The One Egg Soup presented a deep-fried batter soaked in creamy soup. The batter, however, was not as crispy or fluffy as I would have expected, and the soup was only passable. Similarly, the Skinny Wings (below) didn’t impress me much either. Average starters overall.

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EWF Starter - Skinny Wings

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For mains and since I’m always on a constant quest to look for good beef/steak dishes, I went with the Char-Grilled Karubi.

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EWF Main - Char-Grilled Karubi

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While I was ordering, I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting too much… since EWF wasn’t exactly a steak place. I was, however, pleasantly surprised at how great the dish turned out. The karubi was handled well, and had a melt-in-your mouth texture. The accompanying shoe-string fries (salt & vinegar) and Caesar Salad were good compliments as well.

Overall, the dinner came up to around $25-30 per pax (take note that the Char-Grilled Karubi is more pricey as compared to other mains). Ambiance/environment was minimalistic and clean.

One thing that jumped out was that the good service – the server was enthusiastic and helpful. Although they could do with more prompt service, and granted that it was a busy evening, it was okay.

Rating: 3/5

Everything with Fries can be found at:

40 Lorong Mambong
Singapore 277695
Tel: 6463 3741

The Undomestic Goddess in me

I have just finished reading the book – The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella recently.

the undomestic goddess

Basically, this novel can be summed up as below:

A woman, who was obsessed with climbing the corporate ladder in a prestigious law firm, was well on her to making partner when she made a simple yet terrible mistake at work. Unable to face the music, she walks out of her existing lifestyle and landed herself in a job of a very different nature – a housekeeper. As clueless as she was with household chores, the novel depicts her journey of discovering herself, of life’s simple pleasures and most importantly, of love.

Cheesy as it might sound, the style of writing in this novel is simplistic yet engaging. It is unpretentious and does not attempt to awe its readers with impressive yet unreadable vocabulary.

I believe this book will strike a cord with many women…as it has, for me.

Since young, I’ve always dreamt of becoming this wildly successful career woman and I thought that I will do just about anything – such as sacrificing all my time or social life to attain that goal.

You might ask, “Why?”

Maybe it was due to the hand that fate has dealt me, I grew up in an environment that had me constantly worrying about being able to afford school, medical fees etc. I had come to realise the importance of financial ability and money at very early age. That realisation, coupled with watching too much drama-serials on the television, had fueled my desire to be somebody in the corporate world. Because all the high-powered career people, on television at least, had everything that they desired for – in the material sense at least.

Believe or not, I even had an idea of how I want my office to look like. I have that image in my head since 9.

However, during the process of growing up especially in the recent years, I find myself questioning that belief.

Is climbing that corporate ladder really so important? Life, in itself, has so many aspects – Family, friends, love, getting to know the world and its different countries or cultures…Is having a highly successful career really that important so much so that it warrants the sacrifice of all the other aspects?

I’m definitely not saying that having a successful career is not important…but to sacrifice so many other aspects of life to achieve that success – is it worth the price?

Reading this novel certainly invoked some reflections upon this issue, but one thing’s for sure, I’ve realised that there’s more to life than work…and we should fully embrace what life has to offer us.

I’m just struggling to cultivate a firm belief in it.

Let’s all work towards that, shall we?

*Book rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars