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The UTW (“Under Ten Words”): Nautical-themed, neighbourhood-style dining space with something for everyone.

The must-orders (if any): Smokin’ Sambal Pasta, Jasmine Peach Panna Cotta

Summary: From the folks behind the EagleWings (a yacht charter), Eaglewings Loft is a blue nautical-themed, neighbourhood-style all-day dining space with a very, very extensive menu – Coffee! Breakfast! Appetisers! Western! Southeast Asian delights! High tea! Pasta! Pizzas! Desserts! Alcohol, cocktails and mocktails! – that would satisfy most conceivable types of guests, from Sixth Avenue families to Chinese High boys alike.

The generously oiled pastas (e.g. Signature Aglio Olio, Smokin’ Sambal) show promise – the enjoyment quotient would exponentially jump if the seafood selection were less NTUC and more Jason’s The Gourmet Grocer – whilst elsewhere, the Jasmine Panna Cotta felt curiously out of place, a simple yet classy and stupendously refreshing creation that could easily slot into a posh fine dining meal. I drink like a sailor and am fairly desensitised to the charms of Hello Kitty cocktails, but the basic yet generously vodka-ed and very pretty Mint Frohito was strangely satisfying. If I still donned my triangle badge and green shorts, this would be a drink that would give me illicit drunken life.

Eaglewings Loft may exactly not be destination dining, Instagram-friendly or in any way trendy or hip, but for all its family-style, humble and charmingly old-fashioned stylings, it was a happy dinner experience. I would be back to explore all the yet-to-be-unlocked items in the extensive menu, if only out of curiosity.

Chicken Diavola - Eaglewings LoftChicken Diavola – piping hot golden chicken crisps seasoned with garlic, paprika, salt and pepper ($8).

Signature Aglio Olio - Eaglewings LoftSignature Aglio Olio Spaghetti ($18).

Smokin' Sambal Seafood Pasta - Eaglewings LoftSmokin’ Sambal pasta, with choice of spaghetti and seafood ($18).

Jasmine Peach Panna Cotta - Eaglewings LoftJasmine Peach Panna Cotta – panna cotta with white peach glaze, ume soil, topped with jasmine tea sorbet ($12).

Chocolate Cherry Dome - Eaglewings LoftChocolate Cherry Dome – chocolate cake with berries compote, strawberries and meringue ($14).

Mint Frohito - Eaglewings LoftMint Frohito – vodka, lime juice, Gifford syrup, lemon fruit, mint leaves ($15).


Grade: For a neighbourhood-style concept, a solid B3.

Eaglewings Loft
9 King Albert Park
#01-14/33/34/56/57 King Albert Park Residences Mall
Singapore 598332

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Shawn began documenting his food experiences since he started reading Law at the National University of Singapore. Initially he turned to food for solace from the rigours of university life, and food eventually became his safe haven away from the horrors of legal practice. However, it dawned on him one day that he has become sufficiently enlightened about the magic of discovering new and good food, and that it was time to share his findings with others. Instead of aligning himself with the vast sea of vanilla foodie influencer-style of writing, which would admittedly open more doors in terms of free meals and public relations love, Shawn decided to approach food writing by way of satirical humour, turning the don't-ya-wanna-eat-what-I'm-eating-cuz-I'm-a-public-figure self-importance/self-indulgent gravitas of Instagram foodie-ism in Singapore on its head and conveying his thoughts about food in a manner which is decidedly obscure at times and on others, frankly nonsensical. The rigours of legal practice and desire for a form of indulgent escape led to Shawn's second passion - experiencing and writing about new and luxury hotel properties. Secret Life of Fatbacks is an extension of Shawn's Instagram account (@Larvitar). For intellectual property reasons, he is unable to name the website anything related to the titular Pokémon character. Feel free to ask him in person what "Fatbacks" refers to. Shawn is not a professional critic, blogger or photographer. He is simply a guy who loves food and luxury hotels very much and (likes to think that he has) a quirky sense of humor. Shawn is presently a full-time lawyer, and when he is not premature ageing due to stress and vicious deadlines, he is somewhere spending an exorbitant amount of money trying out new dining places and hotels.

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