Utilizing the time where my accompanying family members re-stocked on dried snacks from Seventeen Leung, I headed to try Cafe Eggstatic.
Egg waffles and specialty beverages seemed to be their specialty, in particular the birds' nest-based beverages and (proclaimed) Uji Matcha milk teas and slushes. From the white tiled ceiling hung four cylindrical light fixtures, which were surrounded by numerous pot lights emitting an yellow-tinted glare. Gudetama also seemed to have gained immense recognition inside the store.
I was acknowledged shortly after entering the store, which is always appreciated in my books. A casually-dressed female member of staff was in the midst of crafting beverages and placing egg waffles into a paper bag; "I'll be with you in a few minutes!" she nodded at my hovering near the cashier.
The entire ordering process was very pleasant, as was the organized layout of the order slips. As one of those people that hold onto their receipts, I always find it incredibly annoying that workers would snatch and scrunch up the tiny rectangular sheets of paper after validating my order. The fact that they even needed to check meant that I would have to have my receipt ready at all times, which isn't the easiest task to manage when my hands are occupied with carrying other items.
I observed as the girl who had taken my order derived a scoop of grassy green dust from a plastic container donning a label that read "MATCHA" and mixed it with a small amount of simple syrup in a Pyrex measuring cup. She then proceeded to add a small amount of hot water to the mixture and whipped out a traditional bamboo whisk to combine the contents. Heading over to the egg waffle griddles, I gazed as she poured plain batter into the Pyrex little by little, making even rotations with the whisk after each addition.
The Roasted Oolong Tea exuded an extremely fragrant aroma that could have only been achieved through skillful brewing. The tea retained its strong almost-smoky flavour with each and every sip. "It's even better than Chatime!" were the first words uttered. The fact that I had also requested 50% sugar and less ice led the drink to be sweet and icy in just the adequate amounts.
Despite a somewhat damp appearance and minimal cooling time, the eggettes were as crisp as could be! Still warm from the heat of the griddle, each piece boasted a wonderfully chewy, spongy interior that contrasted drastically to the satisfying crunch of the shell.
You've earned yourselves a new loyal customer, Cafe Eggstatic!