31 July 2006

Eggs Benedict

I love eggs in every way. From sunny-side up to over-easy to hard boiled. My favourite is a close toss up between kopi-tiam-half-boiled-egg-in-a-saucer and Eggs Benedict.

So imagine my delight on my first morning in Vegas when I spotted this in the cafe's menu.
"... poached eggs and ham on a English muffin, smothered with hollandaise sauce..."
My friend Kev, obviously rubbing off some of the enthusiasm from me, beat me to waiter, ordering the Eggs Benedict with absolutely no clue what it was.

Kev: I will order first.

Waiter: Very well, sir. What would you be having?

Kev: I would like the Eggs Benedict over-easy and I would like the change the muffin to croissant.

Waiter: -____________-"

A quick elbow nudge to his ribs quickly ensued as I whispered to the waiter to ignore him. 

A silent nod of acknowledgment from the waiter and we continued with the ordering from the rest of the table.

I waited for our food to arrive before giving Kev his Eggs Benedict 101 introduction.

Moral of the story?

知之为知之, 不知为不知, 是知也.
 True wisdom comes from knowing what you know as well as knowing what you do not know.
- Voxeros

1. akk left...
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 8:12 am
eh...perhaps the wise Jaywalk can explain exactly to me what is eggs benedict? i know u said poached egg, but I dunno what's that either. Corduroy and Finch have it, but i must make sure first before i hail and order (see? i learn!).:)

2. sunflower left...
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 12:04 pm
I like sunny-side up!

3. heather left...
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 1:29 pm ::
hehehe looks good but too much sauce?? does it taste good?

4. Jaslyn left...
Tuesday, 1 August 2006 11:13 pm
Me another sua ku here. Never hear b4, let alone eat. Can explain? SG got sell? Hahaa

5. Pam left...
Wednesday, 2 August 2006 2:07 am
poached eggs -

A poached egg cooked on the stovetop is one that is cooked in simmering water without the shell. Unlike a boiled or coddled egg that benefits from the use of an older egg, a poached egg is best when a very fresh egg is used. This is because the fresh egg, when placed into the heated water, will not spread out like an older egg, yielding better results with the shape and texture of the egg.

6. Chocolate left...
Wednesday, 2 August 2006 10:02 am
not bad like that.. maybe you should make some for all of us..

7. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 2 August 2006 2:25 pm :: 
Chocolate: How about you doing for us, since you are the one who is free these days? I am sure the recipe is available somewhere in the internet. No?
Try googling it.

8. Chocolate left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 12:53 am
errrr.. hahaha.. heehee.. huh?

9. Gary left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 12:57 am
hmm.. i did a search on where to find this breakfast in singapore..
1) Menotti #01-17 Raffles City Shopping Centre
2) Lazy Gourmet Deli #02-11 Shaw Centre
3) Epicurious 60 Robertson Quay, #01-02
4) Lawry's Paragon, 290 Orchard Road #02-42/44

10. aloe left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 9:33 am
I love eggs!! But I'm not sure if I would like this... hmmm...
Link to wikipedia will tell you how eggs benedict is prepared. Then wikipedia will provide further links to how poached eggs is prepared and how hollandise sauce (the sauce that's placed on top of the eggs and muffin in eggs benedict) is prepared.
Dun ask me to do it. Moi is too lazy... muahahahah!

11. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 2:10 pm ::
Chocolate: Har?

Gary: Whoa! Lawry's! I wonder how much it cost over there for the eggs benedict?

Anna: Why am I not surprised? *throw arms into the air*

12. Pam left...
Thursday, 3 August 2006 5:33 pm
i did check wikipedia but it didn't really tell how to make it. oh well...i don't like eggs benedict anyway... :)

13. chocolate left...
Friday, 4 August 2006 1:12 am
Pam: Got ah.. the link is
Don't know where to get the sauce though... NTUC got boh?

14. chocolate left...
Friday, 4 August 2006 1:14 am
Ahhh.. this other link got show how to make the sauce..

15. JayWalk left...
Friday, 4 August 2006 7:34 am :: 
Pam: Eh? Then what would your egg be?
My least favourite is the hard boiled egg (even though I don't hate it lah). It reminds me of Tekong days. =(

Chocolate: I believe NTUC is not the only supermarket in Singapore lah. Try Cold Storage or Jason's.
Now that you have the recipe, let see you get to work on it!

16. Chocolate left...
Friday, 4 August 2006 10:57 am
errr.. where is Jason's? U know where in Singapore i can get a turkey now? Don't know cold storage got or not..

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