The Quarters: Now That's What I Would Call A Real Salted Egg Yolk Burger!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


The Quarters
16 Enggor Street, Icon Village, #01-09 Singapore 079717
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Website: The Quarters

I have been to The Quarters several times, and it is one of those cafés that (fortunately) does not serve the usual café food. It has established its own niche in creating modernised food inspired by local flavours. We see things like chilli crab pasta, salted egg yolk fries, durian creme brulee and etc.

The cafe has more unique creations to offer in its menu, but hey, here are some dishes that you can start off with when you go running off to the cafe right after reading this post! Read on to find out more.

The Quarters Shiok Fries Chilli Crab Salted Egg Yolk Fries
Shiok Fries ($14)
Crispy shoe string fries topped with their signature salted egg aioli sauce and chilli crab sauce

The Quarters Chilli Crab Pasta Ma Jie Indulgence
Ma Jie's Indulgence ($18)
The best Singapore chilli crab pasta experience. Using fresh spices, crab meat and linguine, it'll get you feeling fabulous!

The Quarters Real McCoy Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Burger
The Real McCoy ($16)
Oat Battered Salted Egg Chicken Burger marinated with spiced buttermilk and topped with their Signature Salted Egg Aioli

The Quarters Durian Creme Brulee
Duriancanboleh ($8.50)
Durian crème brûlée made out of Mao Shan Wang durians


Rating: 3.5/5

My two cents:

A couple of months back, MacDonald's decided to jump onto the salted egg yolk bandwagon by releasing their own rendition of salted egg yolk burger. That launch however was rather a big flop from Ronald and caused avid fans of this uniquely Asian flavour to cry wolf.

With that said, the concept was pretty interesting and it would have been great if someone could have perfected the combination – and of which The Quarters has succeeded in with their Real McCoy!

But first let's introduce the starter, Shiok Fries. Instead of offering the traditional cafe food (ie. truffles fries), the cafe took a spin on shoestring fries and had it paired with their signature aioli sauce and must-try chilli crab sauce. It is like walking into a tze char and ordering two plates of salted egg yolk crab and chilli crab, minus the crab and mess. If you are a fan of those crab dishes, then you gotta try this!

Next up, we have Ma Jie's Indulgence. I hesitated a little when I first heard about this dish. Most places offer the chilli crab sauce with pasta, but there would be no crab meat in sight. The Quarters however know that it is ridiculous to offer a chilli crab pasta without crab meat, hence they throw in a sizeable portion and boy oh boy, this pasta dish is addictive and definitely filling.

We've finally reached the Real McCoy, which is The Quarters' own spin of the salted egg yolk burger. Using the same salted egg yolk aioli sauce drenched on a huge chunk of deep-fried well-marinated juicy chicken patty, you honestly cannot ask for more. It is a bit messy to eat and I would highly recommend for it to be shared amongst two pax, unless you're feeling extremely hungry on that day!

Wrapping up with some desserts, it is the famous Duriancanboleh which The Quarters is known for. You've probably already seen this from my previous article "10 Mouth-Watering Desserts That Will Set You On A Cafehopping Adventure" so I shan't elaborate further.

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Note: This post was sponsored by The Quarters.