Monday, September 14, 2015

My Top 5 Eggs Benedict in KL & PJ

I can honestly say that I've had a fair share of Eggs Benedict/Eggs Atlantic in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, as I would always choose Eggs Ben over Big Breakfast or Pastas. A crusty bread, perfectly poached eggs with runny yolk (shape doesn't really matter to me) and just enough hollandaise (not too thick, but not too runny either) to cover the eggs because if too much sauce it will be quite 'jelak', and the sauce should have the tangy flavor there to make the dish more pleasant tasting. Here is to share what I would categorize as my top five favorite Eggs Benedict/Eggs Atlantic in KL/PJ area. (Disclaimer: it's personal preference) and sharing with you as well the dishes that I've had in other cafes.

Rank No. 1: Tedboy Bakery, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru
I actually found this unexpectedly through googling 'eggs ben in kl' and there was this comment and rating on tripadvisor for tedboy to have the nicest eggs ben and truly it is! Well, for me the hollandaise could be a little more tangier but I rank it number one is because of it being very standardized. For both the times I had it, both tasted as good.

Rank No. 2: Yeast Bistronomy, Bangsar
I prefer their oeufs mollet florentine but their eggs ben is also of high standards and quite delicious. Of course, I've seen that they have French chefs in the kitchen and their menu is quite premium.

Rank No. 3: That Latte Place, Ikon Connaught & Map's Sunway
I would have ranked them the first if I didn't go for the second time. (Maintaining standard is verrrrrry important) I still remember the first time I had it, I told myself this was the best, best, best eggs ben I've ever had in kl. The perfect poached eggs, crispy cold salad, and crunchy crispy hot cubed deep fried potatoes that were so, so good. But, it was the opposite the second time I went. The potatoes were cold, not even warm, it was cold, and the taste was kinda not as nice as I remembered it to be. So my expectation declined immediately. I'm not sure if the owner owns TLP and Map's together but their eggs ben were quite similar. 

 Rank No.4: Twenty One Grams Cafe, PJ Newtown
Presentation of the dish was verrrrry simple but the taste was good. I liked it actually.

Rank No. 5: J&D Espresso, Lebuh Bandar Utama
Quite a posh looking cafe, and have lots of variety of food and drinks. I saw someone having some orange cake or something that was flaming. Their eggs ben is huge, very filling for me, I couldn't finish the bread, just that I'm not sure was it truffle oil they use, or maybe too much they put in, it was somewhat a bit too overpowering and made me feel 'jelak' halfway. But overall, taste was alright.

And below are pics of the eggs ben of other cafes...

The famous Antipodean, ever so crowded when it opened. I still remember their big breakfast was SO huge, and had to be shared. But now, portion shrank, and I feel their standard dropped. This was served to me the last time I went. Midvalley.

TBF (The Beer Factory), now become a casual dining place, Sunway Giza.

 AMPM cafe, USJ

The Atlantic, The Good Batch, Damansara Uptown

 Yellow Brick Road, Jalan Batai

 Nutmeg, BV2. Some people like their gravlax but I don't really. It tasted fishy. And the hollandaise was so eggy and I can taste the 'blowtorch' fire taste.

 Eggs Atlantic, Garage 51 Sunway. Kinda pricey for the portion size. Eat not full for me.

 Also another eat not full and pricey. Jibby & Co, Empire Shopping Gallery.

 Quartet TTDI. Well this was long long time ago, the hollandaise was too sour. Hope it has improved now.

Wood and Steel, Kota Damansara. Average.