After work drinks are often the norm in the industry i work in, just to loosen up after a long day’s work. a couple of beers and a few snacks just to get your night started. In the Raffles Place area, one up and coming location to do this (to avoid the crowds at boat quay) is Overeasy. Part of the same group of f&b establishments as the White Rabbit and Loof, Overeasy serves a small menu of appetisers, mains and desserts, as well as a section on snacks. The snacks, as you might imagine, are the most popular of the items on the menu (aside from the drinks that is) since they make for a good bite / snack when having a couple of drinks with friends.
On our visit here, we had the cheesesteak sliders (i.e. mini cheeseburgers), beerbattered john dory with malt vinegar aioli, tortilla chips with both guacamole & pork sausage cheese dip, mac n cheese as well as the truffled fries. Unfortunately, lighting was too dark and all i got were shots of the sliders and the fries so these are all you’ll get to see.
the sliders were pretty good, though nothing fancy. A small slab of steak in between a nicely toasted burger bun, and slathered in a cheese sauce. the truffled fries were nice and crisp, but sadly, only the top layer seemed to have the luxury of having truffle oil sprinkled over them. When one neared the bottom of the plate, not even a whiff of the truffle aroma was to be found. The beer battered fish was surprisingly good, though again, nothing fancy. The batter fluffed up nicely, and the fish inside was as expected, tender and flakey. The mouthful of mac n cheese that i sampled equally was pretty good, although, at the back of my mind, i had expected something like that found in the white rabbit (sorry, my bad!!!). final taste of the evening were the tortilla chips – surprisingly flat, and the pork sausage dip tasted closer to tuna melt (in fact, i’d only found out that it was pork sausage when i came home to look for the menu online!) Guacamole lacked the creaminess of the avocado that i was looking for, perhaps a few not-as-ripe avocadoes in there?
Overall a decent experience, and at least we found a table easily and the crowd wasn’t all that bad on an evening where boat quay was already jampacked. one thing to note though – service was slightly on the slow side, many of the drinks didn’t arrive for some time (and it hadn’t even gotten crowded at that point!) otherwise, i didn’t quite get the rude service complained of in the posts on hungrygowhere, though i might just be lucky on this visit!