Opened a fortnight ago, The Plug Food Co. is a brand new hawker stall nestled in Eunos Crescent that whips up tantalising Western delights. As the shop name suggests, The Plug Food Co. is on a mission to be the plug that connects customers to good quality Western food at a low price.
Why visit a fancy restaurant when you can enjoy good quality hawker centre Western food for a quarter of the price? To top things off, this humble stall is opened by millennials who are passionate about what they do. It is always good to know that young hawkers are determined to keep the hawker culture alive.
With everything on the menu under S$10, feel free to pick from a selection of mouth-watering Western food from hearty burgers to scrumptious pasta. The ingredients are made on the spot to ensure freshness hence the waiting time might be a little longer than expected, but rest assured as it is definitely worth the wait.
BUTTERMILK CHICKEN BURGER
Crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside, the Buttermilk Chicken Burger (S$5.90) features a piece of thick chicken meat flavoured with Southern spices and buttermilk, laid on top of savoury garlic aioli, topped with zesty coleslaw and sandwiched between sesame buns. It also comes with a side of shoestring fries.
The buttermilk chicken was the winning ticket for us. Not only was the chicken well-seasoned, the meat was very tender and moist with no areas that were stringy or too chewy. The Buttermilk Chicken Burger took us by surprise and we gobbled it down in seconds. The fries, on the other hand, was quite bland in flavour.
This dish needs no more introduction; A simple Japanese-style pasta sauced with mayonnaise, olive oil, and Pollock roe. The al-dente pasta is tossed in olive oil and garlic with a dollop of mayonnaise in the middle and a generous amount of Pollock roe on top. The Mentaiko Pasta (S$7.90) was creamy and bursting with umami flavour that was not too rich and extremely satisfying.
BEER BATTERED FISH & CHIPS
This British dish comes with a huge slab of beer-battered dory fillet, shoestring fries and a side of purple cabbage coleslaw. Why beer-battered fish, you ask? Beer is saturated with carbon dioxide which dissolves better in a batter mix and when it hits the hot oil, the bubbles froth up, expanding the batter mix that leads to a crispy texture with more depth of flavour.
We have to admit that the beer battered dory was incredibly addictive reminded us of freshly-popped popcorn. The Beer Battered Fish & Chips (S$6.90) may look simple and nothing out of the ordinary but we assure you that the flavour profile is amazing.
There’s nothing but good things to say about this fuss-free unassuming stall. They are not your usual coffee shop Western stall and we will definitely be back to try out the other dishes. If you’re looking for a place that serves wholesome comfort food without having to break the bank, you need to visit them ASAP!
The Plug Food Co.
Blk 1A Eunos Crescent
#01-2461 Best Café Coffeeshop
Daily: 12pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Eunos