Jun 17, 2012
I was looking at my photo album, thinking of what my next post should be about, when it suddenly hit me: why do I have so many pics of Eggs Benedict?
Turns out, in the past month, I have eaten Eggs Ben at FIVE different places. You see, I am a HUGE fan of the dish, and since not many restaurants have it for their regular menu (most just have it on the weekends and/or brunch time)- I make it my business to try whenever I see it on the menu,
So, in approximately 4 weeks time ,I have tried five Eggs Ben. Most of them for the first time, too.
Well, in order of eating date, here they are!
May 18, 2012. Bakerzin Pondok Indah Mall 2
I wasn’t impressed because the egg was overcooked, twice. When it came the first time, I already asked for a replacement because the egg was almost fully cooked. And then at the second try, it was still overcooked. Didn’t feel that magical moment of the yolk bursting. And then I gave up. The sauce was also a bit too sour for me. Lesson learned: next time I’ll just stick to my regular menus: oxtail soup/oxtail fried rice. If you’re still curious, they provide this menu everyday, and on weekdays they’ll serve free tea/coffee with this menu before 11.30
May 27, 2012. The Goods Diner
They call it Sausage Benedict here, because the egg is laid on a sausage (At least I think that’s why). A different take on Eggs Ben, as you can see in the pic. Egg was okay, sauce was okay. It was alright for me. Not special, but alright. Available only on weekends, until 3pm.
May 30, 2012. Loewy
I’ve tried the Eggs Ben at Loewy before, and this time was a better experience than the previous ones. The eggs are cooked just right, the toasts are just right to my liking, and the sauce is just wonderful. Love it! Available on weekdays as well but not all day. Forgot what time, but most likely up to 11am.
June 4, 2013. Portico
Had no expectation at all when I ordered this, but it turned out to be good. Beyond my expectation actually, as I have yet to find anything good from Portico’s menu. It’s always either not good, or so so. But their Eggs Ben is actually good! The important things for me in an Eggs Ben dish are: the eggs & the hollandaise sauce (the bread & the protein comes next), and they got those two covered. I wouldn’t mind two eggs though, afterall the name is Eggs Benedict (duh). I tried this on a weekday afternoon, so I’m assuming this is an all day menu at Portico.
June 13, 2012. Monolog
The last but definitely not the least. My fave among all 5 I tried in the past month. Deserves to be up there in my Egg’s Ben Creme de la Creme list along with Koi’s & Social House’s. The mix is just so perfect: the eggs, the smoked salmon, the capsicum hollandaise sauce, and the toast. All is just right. Monolog has all day breakfast written on their doors, so all day it is.
So. 4 weeks, 5 different Eggs Ben. And still not enough.
Will definitely be on the lookout for more. Project Eggs Benedict is just starting!
PS: I know Eggs Ben is supposed to use English muffins, but I cant seem to find (or perhaps I just don’t remember) a place that actually used those. Please let me know if you come accross one. Thanks, lovelies!