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Dec 3, 2009 07:32 PM

Best dishes in San Francisco with an egg on top?

Ok, rather than highjack a thread on Ubuntu, I am following Robert's suggestion to start a new post:

A little background: I've had a craving lately for savory dishes with an egg on top: looking specifically for a runny yolk that will mix in with whatever it tops, improving it...the craving started when I was at Jardiniere not too long ago and ordered salad similar to a frisee aux lardon (only it had roasted squash instead of bacon) that came topped with a slow cooked poached egg...I was so excited by the description, but when the egg came (a long time later, btw, service was very slow), the yolk was not runny! (btw, Hubby claims that I should have known a slow cooked egg wouldn't have a runny yolk, but I disagree: it was slow cooked at very low temp. To me, the whole point is to be able to mix in that lovely runny yolk. with whatever..) I am not in the city much anymore, but I'll put a place with the perfect dish on my list to try as a holiday present to myself!

anyway, I had the craving, it wasn't satisfied, and I can't get the thought of lovely egg yolks out of my mind for some reason. So hounds, where have you had a great one? I know some folks have mentioned the dish with a slow cooked egg at Commis: is that the pork jowl? Is the egg still soft?

and yes, to answer Ruth, I have had the piperade at Piperade. Loved it. It's been a long time though, perhaps it is time to go back....

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  1. Bi bim bop and loco mocos come to mind.

    I'll let someone else talk about bi bim bop. For loco moco, I heard Namu serves one and it's pretty good but I haven't confirmed. Other then that, it's L&L and other Hawaiian places.

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    1. re: ML8000

      Sundance Kitchen has loco moco at lunch time. Pizzetta 211 has a farm egg, kale, sausage, Parmesan pizza.

    2. Does it have to be the city? Commis does wonderful things with eggs.
      In the city, I like pizza with egg at Piccino.

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      1. re: absc

        yes, Commis is on my list to try, which is why I am hoping someone will chime in about the texture of that slow cooked egg....but alas, pizza is not a favorite dish of mine. Perhaps an egg on top would improve it...

        1. re: absc

          Silog plates? If anyone has a favorite, please let us know.

        2. Gialina's pizza, any of them, with an egg on top.... Also most peruvian restaurants should have a lomo montado - just a steak and rice with a fried egg on the rice. Mix it up with peruvian aji (hot sauce). Rice and fried egg is one of the best dinners ever.

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          1. re: mariacarmen

            When we went to Commis we got two dishes with an egg on top -- an amuse and an app as mentioned in the Ubuntu thread. Both had soft eggs. I guess it's a bit of a crap shoot as to whether they'll be on the menu but the app one seems to have been around for a while. I thought they were both v. tasty and wondered how in the second they managed to cook and serve just the yolk.

            I know pizza is not a fave for you but FWIW the SO was pretty impressed with the egg-on-top one he had at Pizzeria Delfina in March...

            1. re: grayelf

              The app with the egg is no longer on the menu at Commis. However, they serve an amuse with a soft cooked egg yolk only (no whites) seved in an onion cream sauce with house made granola. The yolk was not runny but that combination of textures and flavors was decadent and dream-worthy.

              1. re: Cecelia

                Sorry I said second and it should have been first -- Cecelia has described the amuse much better than I!

                1. re: Cecelia

                  had a version of the amuse at Commis not long ago (though I don't remember the granola). It was interesting, but didn't think it was any way elevated to the level of dreamy. Now, if the yolk *had* been runny, than maybe...

              2. re: mariacarmen

                All these pizza with eggs recs...and to think my 10 and 8 year old kids thought I was crazy for suggesting to add a fried egg to their leftover breakfast pizza twenty years ago.
                I was just ahead of my time!

              3. Beretta does a carbonara pizza for brunch on weekends with pancetta and two eggs on top. Twice I've had it with runny eggs, but once the yolks were dry. It is delicious but I'd specify you'd like the yolks loose.

                1199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

                1. My Tofu House gives you an egg with the soon dobu.

                  Incanto's pasta with shaved tuna heart and egg.

                  Han Il Kwan has good stone-bowl bi bim bap.

                  My Tofu House
                  4627 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

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                  1. re: Robert Lauriston

                    A pedant might say that soon dobu has an egg on the side, not on top.

                    As a round-eye I usually get asked if I want the egg.