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Eggs - LA Dish of the Month (March 2013)

In a tight race, Eggs edged out Bean & Cheese Burritos by one vote. (See?? Your vote does count!)

The dish of the month for Los Angeles for March 2013 is Eggs.

Here's a link to the vote: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/891788

The goal is to collectively try as many versions of Egg (or Egg-centric) dishes as possible during the month of March! So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos.

Looking forward to seeing what people find.

Thanks again for participating.

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  1. Playground Santa Ana:

    Uni Risotto- very comforting. A reasonable substitute to fill the hole left by the loss of Red Medicine's Porridge.

    Roasted mushrooms with slow cooked egg.

    And a gratuitous porchetta shot.

     
     
     
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    1. re: Porthos

      Tell me you were not tempted to just mix the risotto and the 'shrooms/eggs all together in one dish?

    2. not really a review, but more of a plug.

      if you find yourself near milo and olive at breakfast time, be sure to get this:

      CHEESY EGGS ON SUPER CHEESY TOAST soft scrambled egg.

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      1. re: westsidegal

        Thank you for this ... was just thinking of trying them tomorrow.

        Incidentally, I feel like I'm stalking you today!

        1. re: a213b

          on the weekends i'm on chow hound a lot, so maybe i'm stalking you.

          also, when i was at Milo and Olive, i also tried this and loved it
          ANSON MILLS GRITS & EGGS
          wild mushroom & fresh herb
          my dining partner that morning is gluten intolerant.
          she ordered this and it was wonderful.

          1. re: westsidegal

            I love the fried egg sandwich at Huckleberry (guess this is a Nathan-Loeb love fest this morning).
            For fresh eggs I go to Farmshop Market and buy the Mike and Sons eggs. They are wonderful. I won't buy eggs anywhere else.

            1. re: maudies5

              I really like the fried egg sandwich at Storefront. Possibly the best that I have had in a real long time.

              WG, in the "cheesy" eggs, what's the cheese, if you happen to know ?

        2. re: westsidegal

          I tried this dish on Saturday - delish! As shown in the photo, I got the La Quercia prosciutto as well, which is a nice addition. My only complaint is that it was a bit of a challenge to get toast, eggs, and prosciutto all in one bite - but I survived. =)

          EDIT: I was responding to Westsidegal's recommendation above - Cheesy Eggs on Super Cheesy Toast at Milo & Olive.

           
          1. Had the Zachary breakfast sandwich at North End Cafe in Manhattan Beach this morning with hard fried egg, brie, bacon & raspberry jam. Sweet and savory. So good.
            http://www.northendcaffe.net

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            1. re: wienermobile

              I always mean to go there, but I seem to skip it for Uncle Bill's usually.

              That being said, the cappachino with orange peel is pretty dope at North End. And I think North End has even better location benefits seeing as it's off the beaten path from the tourist track in Manhattan Beach. I'm not sure why I don't go there more often. But I have a theory: As always, the Sisyphean parking situation has something to do with it.

            2. The nova eggs and onion scramble at Barney Greengrass with a NY Bialy on the outdoor deck is very good. In a different vein, uni and quail egg at Sushi Sushi is awesome.

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              1. re: Thor123

                I'll have to try it.

                But I hate the fact that it's in the middle of a department store.

                The things we do for decent food.

                And the prices are always outrageous, and may be even more so than the location in NY. (Btw, is it considerably worse than the original NY location ?)

              2. Oyakodon (egg, chicken, onion over rice) at I-naba with gratuitous tempura anago shot.

                 
                 
                1. Egg tarts at Ocean Star.

                  I downed 7 of these today.

                  If anyone knows of a nearby convenient place for a Zocor enema please advise.

                   
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                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Yum! I like Ocean Star's egg tarts because they don't have that frou frou flakey shell... Is the rest of the Dim Sum still up to par? We haven't been in well over a year...

                    --Dommy!

                    1. re: Dommy

                      I like the stuff at Ocean Star.

                      It's not going to knock your socks off, but the scene, din and general hubbub of that giant dining hall is worthy at least 1/3 of the price of admission in my opinion.

                      1. re: ipsedixit

                        ITA... Sometimes we want to take someone to Dim Sum for the experience... Ocean Star is that. Plus, it's easier to get in there early in the morning unlike other 'palaces' which when you have guests who don't really 'get it'... helps.

                        --Dommy!

                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          Are Ocean Stars egg tarts better than Sea Harbour in your opinion ?

                          How does the rest of the dim sum compare to Sea Harbour ?

                          Whenever I'm at S.H. I have to get a trio of those suckers.

                          1. re: kevin

                            They're bigger.

                            I like all egg tarts. Even a bad egg tart is damn good to me. I'll even scarf down day-old egg tarts. Heck, I'll happily eat 3 day-old egg tarts, if such a thing existed in my house.

                    2. Had the Bacon/Egg/Cheese at the Egg Slut truck today while grabbing coffee at Handsome.

                      Split it with my Mrs., who enjoyed it more than I. It's good, don't get me wrong, but I'm not a big lover of ketchup on these things. I'm sure one can get it without, but she wanted it.

                      I'm happy to try it again the next time I'm there, sans the ketchup.

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                      1. re: a213b

                        Is this the infamous $8 sandwich someone was talking about ?

                        It's now been a few months since I've been to Handsome Coffee, if you mean the location on Mateo St in downtown ?

                        1. re: kevin

                          I think it was $5 or $6. Yes, on Mateo

                      2. Square One Dining--

                        BF had the Baked Eggs with chorizo, tomatoes, roasted peppers, salsa, onions and gruyere. He liked it; however, he wished they had used a cotija or a milder cheese because he found the strong flavor competed with the chorizo and not in a way that allowed the full appreciation of both.
                        I had egg whites with grilled asparagus, squash, basil, tomatoes and onions (the last two subbed for the goat cheese). Was good.

                        Nate n Al's

                        I had veggies and egg whites again... I've been on a weird kick. Their egg whites are oddly creamy. I asked once, and had a server tell me that they add milk, so due to allergies, I now always ask to have no milk added and all subsequent servers have and do look at me like I'm on a heavy dose of narcotics. I'm not sure what they add to their eggs, but my tummy does get a little funny.
                        Boy had Matzo Brei Larry King style, which are essentially charred... I don't think he was expecting them to be quite so black (even though the menu indicates such). Also had a potato knish. (I asked him how it was, and he shrugged his shoulders and said, "Meh, I like yours better." Made me smile inside.)

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                        1. re: Emme

                          dunno what larry king style is, but one thing that Nate 'n Al's does really well is making onion matzo brie.
                          they, unlike lesser restaurants, will caramelize the onion before it's mixed into the egg mixture. that way, the egg is not overcooked while the onion is properly browned.

                          1. re: westsidegal

                            +1 for Nate 'n Als onion matzo brie.

                            1. re: maudies5

                              but the pastrami sandwiches are subpar compared to a joint liike langer's.

                              but every know and then, the order of the day is a triple decker pastrami, potato salad, and a few Dr. Brown's to work as a stomach tonic.

                            2. re: westsidegal

                              it's charred. seriously charred...

                              1. re: Emme

                                are the eggs and matzo seriously charred or is the onion seriously charred, the matzo less so (because out of the box many brands of matzo are dark brown around the edges) , and the eggs not charred at all?

                                1. re: westsidegal

                                  this doesn't quite adequately do it justice, but...
                                  http://paradoxparables.justparadox.co...
                                  (NOT my image... you would think i would have snapped a shot... next time...)

                                  1. re: Emme

                                    the matzo brie in the picture
                                    a) way too charred all the way around
                                    b) the matzo: egg ratio looks way off
                                    c) the size of the pieces of matzo are way too large
                                    d) it doesn't look like the matzo was properly softened before cooking
                                    e) where are the onions?

                                    is it time for me to sit shiva about this dish?

                                    1. re: westsidegal

                                      I don't know...It looks pretty delicious to me...though I do prefer my matzoh brie 'pancake style'

                                      1. re: westsidegal

                                        sit shiva only for the charred pancake larry king matzo brei ;)

                                        1. re: westsidegal

                                          Sit shiva. :)

                                          Are we allowed to mourn dishes ?

                                          1. re: kevin

                                            i've been doing it for years.
                                            mourning dishes.
                                            mourning restaurants.
                                            hell, i'm still mourning that Jason and Carlos left Cafe del Rey, and that happened years ago.

                                            1. re: westsidegal

                                              I'm still mourning Nouveau Cafe Blanc. Truly one of the greatest restaurants to ever hit the dreaded fusion scene. And the plates were even relatively inexpensive for such high quality and skillful preparation by peripetatic chef Tommie Harase. I wonder where he's at now ?

                                              Also, I do miss the wiener factory. Oh, do I ever miss that joint or rather shack.

                                              And add cafe n awliins to the mix which showcased some of the best crab cakes and shrimp creole I have ever witnessed served out of a tiny storefront along beautiful downtown Burbank.

                                          2. re: westsidegal

                                            Westsidegal, is that a multiple choice question or are you sayin' the matzo brie in the image is "all of the above?"

                                      2. re: Emme

                                        Does Larry King still hang out at Nate n' Al's since he opened his new bagel-ry joint a mile or south on beverly ???

                                        1. re: kevin

                                          i actually never saw him at nate 'n al's since i always try to time my restaurant visits to take place during non-peak hours.

                                          these days i only go to nate 'n al's when i'm able to easily get into my "thin" jeans.
                                          the matzo brie that i love so much is a caloric wild card.

                                          1. re: westsidegal

                                            Why do I always feel that matza is healthy ? But it has as many calories as regular old-fashioned bread.

                                            I have to unbuckle my belt a notch when I go there. Because in addition, I must always order their chocolate mousse cake.

                                            1. re: kevin

                                              matzo is no healthier than white bread.
                                              sadly

                                              1. re: westsidegal

                                                but the matzoh has sustained us these past 5000 years...

                                                  1. re: westsidegal

                                                    our humour has sustained us these past 5000...

                                                    1. re: linus

                                                      Amen to that... oy - that wasn't kosher... :)

                                    2. re: Emme

                                      Emme - Next visit to Square One, somebody needs to get the house-cured salmon Benedict. An amazing dish, especially with the house salad. I ordered it one day because I wanted the grits it's supposed to come with, but they'd run out, so I was given the salad instead. Magical combination.

                                      1. re: Will Owen

                                        thanks Will, putting it on the list...

                                        1. re: Emme

                                          Damn, that sounds good and somewhat healthy to boot.

                                    3. Lobster and uni tagliolini (egg pasta) at Osteria Mozza. Outstanding. May be the best pasta dish on that menu!

                                       
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                                      1. re: Porthos

                                        Way to work in the Egg, Porthos!!!! Very creative.

                                        1. re: Ciao Bob

                                          As if there were some other kind of (non-egg) pasta, right?

                                          You say creative.

                                          I say ... sly!

                                          :-)

                                          1. re: ipsedixit

                                            One more time...don't forget, uni also has "egg" in it which also qualifies it for DOM :-)

                                          2. re: Ciao Bob

                                            We split the very interesting discussion on the nature of Uni over to General Topics since it was getting a little far afield from actually discussing egg dishes in LA. We think a more general board will bring a broader set of responses.

                                            You can follow it here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/893156

                                          3. re: Porthos

                                            This looks fabulous. How prominent is the uni flavor (which I'm not a huge fan of but I don't mind it if i'ts not the main event)?

                                            1. re: Porthos

                                              There's no cheese in this egg dish right ???

                                            2. Hi kevin:

                                              In hopes that you read this, it is the egg for this month. I remember your posts talking about eggs, asking about eggs, offering egg recs. In particular, you were obsessed with tamagoyaki - the exceptional light airy versions typically offered at the better sushi houses.

                                              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/857933
                                              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/881483
                                              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/887798

                                              I hope you've seen, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," where the making of their version of tamagoyaki is some serious craftwork. So get your f**kin' egg on, bro. I'd love to read your thoughts.

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                                              1. re: bulavinaka

                                                I love that stuff.

                                                It is a tie between Mori (when they have it) and Kiriko for me now.

                                              2. Best egg dish ever... Ricotta & Egg Raviolo
                                                with browned butter at Osteria Mozza. The egg yoke runs when you cut into the ravioli.

                                                1. The goal is to collectively try as many versions of Egg (or Egg-centric) dishes as possible during the month of March! So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos.
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                                                  I'm confused. Seems like people are just shouting out their favorite dishes with egg in them.....as opposed to writing about dishes they just had for this thread, which I thought was the point of this whole exercise...... Clarification, please.

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                                                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                    Well, maybe you can stop the tide and go and try some egg dishes and post a review of them!

                                                    1. re: ipsedixit

                                                      So which is it, mr. Moderator? Can we just plug places and egg dishes we've had at any time, or is it supposed to be egg dishes we had this month?!?

                                                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                        The latter.

                                                        And I'm not sure why there' any confusion on your part.

                                                        As Porthos has mentioned below, there's already been quite a few actual reports given that we are only 3 days into March.

                                                        Thread drift is inevitable. It's never easy to herd cats, as the saying goes.

                                                        In any event, I am eagerly looking forward to your report of egg dishes!

                                                    2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                      At least 5 people have gone out and tried an egg-centric dish this month and reported back and we're only 3 days in. Not bad at all.

                                                      1. re: Porthos

                                                        I agree, but my comment was directed at the parameters of the thread, not on the amount of participation.

                                                        1. re: Servorg

                                                          That b-eggs the question, doesn't it?

                                                        2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                          the first egg dish i mentioned i DID have that morning in conformance with the purpose of the thread.

                                                          since i don't eat meat nor poultry, it is thrilling for me when the Dish of the Month is one that i actually eat.

                                                          (ok, i admit that i am easily thrilled)

                                                          1. re: westsidegal

                                                            Then definitely looking to your future reports!

                                                        3. I loved Chez Melange's (in Redondo Beach) fried egg breakfast toast with prosciutto and arugula...but they removed it from the menu :-(

                                                          1. Hit Sycamore Kitchen today. The pork belly hash bowl is officially my favorite breakfast in town, albeit a heavy choice (hike then hash, that's for sure, not the other way around). Though the pork belly plays the star role in the dish, the runny egg yolk has a vital job too, melding all the flavors together. I'm starting to think I actually like the hash better than the salted caramel pecan babka roll -- and that's saying a lot.

                                                            It's crazy crowded on Saturdays and Sundays, though. I was worried they'd run out by the time I got to the register, but that didn't happen. Crisis averted.

                                                             
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                                                            1. re: CLowe

                                                              Pork belly hash ... I think I just lost my cholesterol virginity.

                                                              And those yolks are gorgeous! It's like they follow you around the room!

                                                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                It is a really pretty dish, right ipse? Can't stare too long at it though, otherwise that egg gets chilly.

                                                                1. re: CLowe

                                                                  I chalk it up to your deft photographic acumen.

                                                              2. re: CLowe

                                                                Yes, this is so delicious. So is their Jerusalem bowl, which just makes me feel like it's curing all my ailments as I'm eating it and comes with the same perfectly cooked eggs.

                                                                1. re: CLowe

                                                                  I had the Scrambled Egg and Chorizo Sandwich (with melted Swiss cheese, and roasted onion, on griddled pan de mie) at Sycamore Kitchen this weekend. Containing at least four different vehicles for cholesterol, it's not for the faint of heart - but it sure was delicious! I ate half for breakfast and half for lunch later that day.

                                                                   
                                                                2. The grass-fed burger stand at the Mar Vista Farmers' Market will put a fried egg on your burger - not a hard fried egg, but one that bursts all over the bun when you bite into it sending lovely, almost orange organic yolk all over the burger, and your fingers. Had one last Sunday. Good stuff.

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                                                                  1. re: ebethsdad

                                                                    Yes, my daughter had one two weekends ago. Didn't post about it because it was in February. Also it ain't cheap for what it is - 12 bucks was it?

                                                                    1. re: bulavinaka

                                                                      Sounds about right -- a little steep, I agree.

                                                                      1. re: bulavinaka

                                                                        12 bucks is right. It is steep, but all the food there is. Its my weekly splurge.

                                                                        1. re: ebethsdad

                                                                          Isn't $12 about the going rate for, ahem, gourmet burgers?

                                                                          1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                            At a farmers market stand? It's not a large burger, and no restaurant niceties...

                                                                            1. re: bulavinaka

                                                                              Some food trucks charge ~$10 for a burger (w/o egg, no less)

                                                                              1. re: bulavinaka

                                                                                I thought the burger was pretty solid sized. Considering it's organic meat from Dey Dey and all ingredients are from all the stands in the market, I don't think the price is unreasonable. Although it's $10 without the egg if I recall correctly.

                                                                                1. re: bulavinaka

                                                                                  Well I can't afford Red Medicine, or Cut, or Mozza, or most of the wonderful places referenced here so an organic grass-fed burger with homemade ketchup, mustard, raw-milk cheese on a homemade bun with the incredible egg mentioned above seems like a good deal for $12. Plus eating at a common table in a Farmers' Market is more to my liking than most restaurants. Interesting conversations are often to be found there.

                                                                              2. re: ebethsdad

                                                                                That's the stand in the market near the la creperie cafe, just off of venice, right ?

                                                                                is there a name for the stand ?

                                                                                1. re: kevin

                                                                                  Market Burger...not the most innovative name.

                                                                                  1. re: Jase

                                                                                    As long as the burger is really good, I could care less about innovative names.

                                                                            2. re: ebethsdad

                                                                              The only caveat I have about that burger is that the one they served me lacked salt... ask them to sprinkle the egg with some salt... that should make it MUCH better...

                                                                              --Dommy!

                                                                            3. I love the Deviled Eggs at Clementine. Picking some up today

                                                                              1. At Le Comptoir in Glendale: sunny side up egg, young garden greens, reggiano, lemon, beurre noissette, parsley. Farm fresh egg cracked into a small cast iron skillet, you season yourself with the greens and seasonings.

                                                                                 
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                                                                                1. Easy. The egg caviar at Melisse.

                                                                                  Soft-poached farm egg at the bottom of the shell. Followed by a layer of cauliflower and cream puree, then lemon creme fraiche (creme fraiche and cream with lemon zest and a little lemon juice), finely chopped chives and topped with a scoop of Royal Transmontanus Osetra caviar.

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                                                                                  1. re: foodiemahoodie

                                                                                    Was this in March?

                                                                                    Or were you just reminiscing of the egg caviar dish at Melisse ... and if you were I can't really blame you.

                                                                                    1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                      You mean did I have it this month? Yes.

                                                                                      And my second choice - asparagus poached in butter, a little sugar with 63 degree egg, sprinkled with black truffle salt and smoked salt.

                                                                                      And that's about all the eggs so far.

                                                                                      1. re: foodiemahoodie

                                                                                        where was teh 63 degree egg from...?

                                                                                    2. re: foodiemahoodie

                                                                                      Okay, I'm cheating, but it is an egg dish, and it is from Melisse, and I did post about in March -- two yeas ago. And it did make the Chow.com blog: http://www.chow.com/food-news/41201/t...

                                                                                      The Melisse truffled egg is incredible. It is described here, with photos ***Warning Food Porn*** http://www.kevineats.com/2009/02/meli...

                                                                                    3. ...haven't had one in eons...quick stop at Philippe's...a pickled egg.
                                                                                      fuschia colored.excellent.

                                                                                      1. Had the Pastrami Nosh again at Plan Check and that runny egg on it just make it even more of a great sandwich.

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                                                                                        1. re: wienermobile

                                                                                          That sandwich is the bomb. Their butter lettuce salad also has a pickled egg in it, and it is delicious, crave it all the time.....

                                                                                        2. The chawan mushi at Kagura is nearly perfect, in my mind. It's a small serving (which I like) with a delicate dashi broth. The little treasures include clam, a small bit of tuna, and one edamame bean. Last night's was a little firmer than I've had it in the past, but still: delightful. It comes as part of their gozen sets, but last night I ordered it on the side and was charged $1.50.

                                                                                          Kagura
                                                                                          1652 Cabrillo (at Carson)
                                                                                          Torrance
                                                                                          310-787-0227

                                                                                           
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                                                                                          1. re: Fig Newton

                                                                                            Gawd, you just reminded me of how much I absolutely adore custard -- of any kind.

                                                                                          2. Had the Deviled eggs at next door by Josie. They were described as being garnished with duck skin, which was why I ordered them. But I was told they would come with bacon instead. Okay, that's fine. They were decent, bacon & scallion added some depth of flavor. Did not dig the pickled beets, they tasted just Iike canned pickled beets, I was hoping they'd be fresh ones. Probably wouldn't get them again unless the duck skin was on it. Pic below.

                                                                                            They did not hold a candle to Freddy Smalls buffalo Deviled eggs. They are incredible, I could eat a whole dozen by myself. They come on a schmear of point Reyes blue cheese, some of which may also be in the yolk filling. They are garnished with sriracha (I think, some kind of hot sauce, but not Tabasco) and a piece of crispy chicken skin. Party in your mouth. Sorry no pic.

                                                                                             
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                                                                                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                              Thanks for the report and photo!

                                                                                              Doesn't look too bad from your photo, but agree, duck skin would have been way better.

                                                                                              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                side note on Freddy Smalls -- OH likes their roasted beets, and I've enjoyed the caramelized carrots and romanesco. i'm not usually a big fan of quinoa, but this is pretty good...

                                                                                                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                  The Freddy Smalls eggs are currently on my desert island food list. So delicious.

                                                                                                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                                                                                    I like those from Freddy Small's too.

                                                                                                    Great touch with a fried chicken strip and that hot sauce. The bleu cheese is mild too.

                                                                                                    1. re: A5 KOBE

                                                                                                      Thee Slut!

                                                                                                      I've heard so many good things about that dish.

                                                                                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                        Is there another place that does a coddled egg?

                                                                                                            1. re: A5 KOBE

                                                                                                              Petrossian (caviar nestled in coddled egg)

                                                                                                              In fact, now that I think about it, that would the ultimate Egg "dish" to try this month -- the Petrossian caviar tasting!

                                                                                                            2. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                              And jar you get to keep! :D

                                                                                                              --Dommy!

                                                                                                            3. re: A5 KOBE

                                                                                                              Farmshop does a good coddled egg

                                                                                                          1. re: A5 KOBE

                                                                                                            Mind filling in the rest of us on Where??

                                                                                                              1. re: A5 KOBE

                                                                                                                Ok, now I'm going to have to add egg slut to the list. or just go when I drop by handsome coffee.

                                                                                                          2. Pizza Carbonara at Settebello. Also the Chilaquiles from El Matador in Irwindale. I get the eggs over easy on top instead of scrambled.

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                                                                                                            1. re: WildSwede

                                                                                                              I seriously don't understand why eggs, or egg-based sauces, aren't more popular or prevalent on pizzas.

                                                                                                              Thanks for the report!

                                                                                                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                IIRC, one can add an egg to nearly any pizza at Milo and Olive. Moreover, an egg is also an option on the burger at Rustic Canyon.

                                                                                                                1. re: maudies5

                                                                                                                  Yeah, you're right about Milo and Olive.

                                                                                                                  Rays & Stark Bar at LACMA makes an amazing egg burger -- it's a burger topped with an Eggs Benedict. This maybe on tomorrow's itinerary ...

                                                                                                                  1. re: maudies5

                                                                                                                    That reminds me, how's that burger at Rustic Cyn (I may have to post that separately so that it does not get lost in this thread) ?

                                                                                                                    I have heard great things about that burger years ago. Still any good ?

                                                                                                              2. Squid ink chitarra with bread crumbs, chile, and bottarga at Gjelina.

                                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                                1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                  Care to tell us where this was?

                                                                                                                  The Great Carnac says it was ... Bestia!

                                                                                                                  (And, what, weren't these "egg" pastas?)

                                                                                                                2. Had the chilaquiles with scrambled eggs at Overland Cafe today. Pretty darn good. The pulled pork was flavorful and there was plenty of it. Eggs were fluffy. Green salsa had a nice kick to it. Yum!

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  1. Tamago sushi by the piece at Mitsuwa OC. Average supermarket sushi but not bad for $1.

                                                                                                                     
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                                                                                                                    1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                      How could you ? When Kasen is nearby ?

                                                                                                                      :)

                                                                                                                    2. I just thought this was extremely apropos for our very own DotM.

                                                                                                                      http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...

                                                                                                                      1. Grilled rice ball with mentaiko (salted pollock/cod roe) at Kappo Honda in Fountain Valley.

                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        1. Braised pork rice meal with extra extra extra extra extra stewed eggs @ Taipei Bistro.

                                                                                                                          Buy 5 get the 6th free! Eh, maybe not so much.

                                                                                                                          The things I do for DotM.

                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                          1. Open-faced Egg Salad Sandwich at Europane.

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                                                                                                                            1. re: WildSwede

                                                                                                                              Envy is such an evil emotion ...

                                                                                                                              I'm glad you were picture-less for this post; otherwise, my monitor may have been at risk ...

                                                                                                                              1. re: WildSwede

                                                                                                                                this is a seriously godly sandwich.

                                                                                                                                1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                  And in case anyone has any doubts, to exhume a long lost, but classic post from one of the great 'Hounds of our time ...

                                                                                                                                  http://exilekiss.blogspot.com/2010/03...

                                                                                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                    That looks ridiculously good.

                                                                                                                                    Might even be enough to win DOM outright.

                                                                                                                                    1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                      It's like nectar of the Gods ... on bread.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                        Had my sister bring this egg ambrosia from Europane. If this isn't the epitome of egg DOM I don't know what is. There must be close to a dozen eggs on this dish!

                                                                                                                                        A pinch more salt and a touch of creme fraiche would have made it perfect for my tastes but this is indeed a glorious egg salad.

                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                        1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                          I'm surprised it travels well at all.

                                                                                                                                      2. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                        I've never seen an egg salad like it, and it most certainly changed my mind on egg salad.

                                                                                                                                        Looking at the photos again makes me want to go back ASAP.

                                                                                                                                        Too bad EK is MIA. Damn you hounds that know and won't tell.

                                                                                                                                        1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                          but you have to like mayo i think even for than a regular egg salad sandwich.

                                                                                                                                          the beauty is if it's too rich for you, you can still order it in its half portion size.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                            I've had this at least three times, and it's always blown me away at how perfectly rich and sumptuous it's been. But my last one in February was not so. The eggs, while still good, were cooked beyond the soft boil. The mayo didn't quiver nor did ithave that rich mouthfeel. I know I got one of the last ones, so that might explain some of its lacking, but the issue with the eggs themselves was IMHO pilot error.

                                                                                                                                          2. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                            I'm guessing it's the same reason Kevin of kevineats is no longer allowed to post.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                              mind = blown.

                                                                                                                                              But KevinEats still has a blog that he maintains while ExileKiss does not.

                                                                                                                                              1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                Pure conjecture on my part with absolutely no facts to go on or inside knowledge of any kind.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                  ah got it. Some other hound has inside knowledge but won't divulge.

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                    Oh, are you getting at the fact that one of the posters got a paid gig as a restaurant critic ? so he/she may also not post here due to contractual obligations ?

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                      I'm not getting at anything. Some hound knows where EK is but won't give up that information so the rest of us are left wondering.

                                                                                                                                                      Not a slam against said hound, as evidently it is per EK's request, just sayin'.

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                        I don't know when the line is crossed that you can no longer use CH to promote a blog. Some financial incentive or personal gain must be involved I'm guessing, which is why kevin h isn't allowed to post. I think both him and E-kiss disappeared around the same time. I assumed the reason was the same for both but you know what they say about assumptions...

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                          I just hope EK is happy and healthy...

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                Why do people assume that exilekiss is not simply posting under a different name?

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                  Under any name it would be obvious if that were the case...(and the fact that his blog is not being updated says that's not happening).

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                                                    What is it they say about assumptions ...?

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                                                        No shame in having egg on one's face while on this thread...

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                                                      what Servorg said.

                                                                                                                                                                      Even if EK did post under a different name, EK without his epic posts it not EK.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                        Speaking of the MIA -- where's Perceptor?

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Sarah

                                                                                                                                                                          I did like Perceptor's way with a photo.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Perceptor

                                                                                                                                                                              Cool.

                                                                                                                                                                              You don't post here no more ?????

                                                                                                                                                                              I'll check out your blog. :)

                                                                                                                                            2. re: WildSwede

                                                                                                                                              OMG! I just revisited Exile's review (thanks Ipse!) and my mouth is watering - and I just had one! I need to go back. I have been on an egg kick recently (usually making my own poached or soft-boiled at home) so this month's item is perfect for me.
                                                                                                                                              Sorry, I didn't bring my camera with me for any of my eggy meals.

                                                                                                                                            3. Went to Cafe Stella on Sunset. I had their Moroccan Eggs and my friend had their baked eggs. We both enjoyed our food and the service was excellent. The eggs are cooked in little cast iron pans and mine had two merguez sausages on top. Great meal

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: Kalivs

                                                                                                                                                Had the exact same thing you did yesterday, along with a side of their crispy potatoes, and was very happy with both the food and service.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                                  Aren't those potatoes divine? And the eggs are just the perfect combination of substance & yolky goodness

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Kalivs

                                                                                                                                                    One other item I failed to mention in my other post about what we had were the lemon ricotta pancakes. Also quite good. I really have to get back and try the burger now. I'll enjoy reading about any other visits you make and finding out how you like what you have. Doubtful I'll get out for dinner due to traffic considerations from the west side, but I would certainly like to try it for dinner too if ever possible.

                                                                                                                                              2. Noodles simmered with eggs veggies, and pork at Mandarin Noodle Deli

                                                                                                                                                (a/k/a 大 滷 麵 or House Special Noodle)

                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                1. Crustless ham and egg sandwiches @ Olympic Bakery, in honor of our esteemed 'Hound, J.L.

                                                                                                                                                  (Unlike him however, I could barely choke down 1/2 of one, the rest were left for the ducks and geese that call the Arcadia Arboretum home.)

                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                  1. OH has been on an Eggs Benedict kick... Ended up at Petrossian. He has a need to try stuff... So he sprung for the Eggs Benny with Smoked Salmon and Caviar... He said he could have done without the caviar... Go figure. He said the smoked salmon was ample enough, and the sauce and eggs well done enough to make it memorable alone. Live and learn... for him.
                                                                                                                                                    I had a salad. Nothing outstanding, but alright.
                                                                                                                                                    On to the next...

                                                                                                                                                    1. $2.99 huevos rancheros breakfast at El Ranchero in Alhambra

                                                                                                                                                      Huevos rancheros, rice, beans, potatoes, tortillas, chips and salsa all for 3 bucks before 11am

                                                                                                                                                      1. Duck miso ramen with soft egg at Playground. Broth is okay. Noodles are too soft. The egg though rocks. Almost all liquid center. As good as the eggs at Tsujita and Jinya.

                                                                                                                                                         
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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                          The egg though rocks.
                                                                                                                                                          ___________________________

                                                                                                                                                          Ain't that always the truth.

                                                                                                                                                          As an aside, you know anywhere that uses anything but a chicken egg for ramen?

                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                            The egg though rocks.
                                                                                                                                                            _____________________
                                                                                                                                                            Ain't that always the truth.
                                                                                                                                                            ====================
                                                                                                                                                            I wish it were. I don't care for the completely cooked eggs at Santouka and these days Yamadaya Costa Mesa.

                                                                                                                                                            Don't know any place that uses anything other than chicken egg but I hear you loud and clear. Duck egg would be awesome. Even richer than chicken egg if someone took the time to leave the center soft.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                              If you want to go somewhere that uses duck eggs as part of their food then try Sqirl Cafe on Virgil sometime...

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Servorg

                                                                                                                                                                That's right I did have that there.

                                                                                                                                                                Though I still much prefer the nearby Storefront Deli for runny eggs on a delicious biscuit.

                                                                                                                                                                Btw, the egg salad hoagie at Philly West is dope especially sluiced with that dressing.

                                                                                                                                                                And the apple pans egg salad sandwiches on rye is as always one of my favorites.

                                                                                                                                                          2. Decent huevos rancheros made to order at Don Antonio's today. They did them over easy, as ordered. Fried the corn tortilla under them, as opposed to leaving it soft the way most places do. Not earth shattering, but tasty enough. The bonus was that the corona light I ordered was only $4.25. That's a deal that's hard to beat on this side of town.

                                                                                                                                                            1. Tried out Thyme Cafe & Market for the first time this morning. What a spot. Easy parking, and though the cafe was busy it wasn't totally slammed like it would be if it were other locations, I think. Had the egg and chicken quesadilla -- delish! They use a nice mild Havarti so you can still taste the other ingredients pretty well. Can't go wrong with any of their pastries either, probably. CC cookie = amazing.

                                                                                                                                                               
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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: CLowe

                                                                                                                                                                Great looking photos!

                                                                                                                                                                Maybe CLowe is exilekiss? J/k ;)

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                  :)

                                                                                                                                                                  Wish I could take credit for all those great photos.

                                                                                                                                                                2. re: CLowe

                                                                                                                                                                  We stop by there for takeout after a hectic day. The food is always prepared well, the produce is fresh, and they use containers that travel well. I never sense they are cutting corners.

                                                                                                                                                                3. Chocolate vanilla custard cannolo from Eagle Rock Italian Bakery.

                                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                    Does custard count? I thought you said ice cream didn't :)

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                      Custard by itself, yes. In ice cream, no.

                                                                                                                                                                      After all, the first "sighting" was an egg tart, right? :-)

                                                                                                                                                                    2. Ended up at Curry House on our way back from our farm plot.

                                                                                                                                                                      Had the tofu and ground chicken curry ... with sunny side up egg because... you know, it's egg month. Not a big tofu fan, so I don't know if I'd order it again as is, but that's okay.
                                                                                                                                                                      OH had the katsu omelette with pork. He liked it, but was curious whether he should have had chicken,,,
                                                                                                                                                                      All in all, a decent meal. More eggs to try however...

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Sotto tonight:

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Tomato braised octopus with bottarga (dried mullet roe).

                                                                                                                                                                        2. Casarecce "braised lamb ragu, egg, pecorino"

                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                         
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                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                                            Are you saying you went to Mori last night and got the tamago? Looking forward to your report!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                              My bad. Not last night. But a few nights ago.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                                                No apologies necessary!

                                                                                                                                                                                Always like hearing about recent Mori experiences.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. mmm....Vietnamese-style sizzling eggs with baguette at Abricott in Pasadena :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: running pig

                                                                                                                                                                            OH! That sounds delicious. Do they only serve it for breakfast? Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: WildSwede

                                                                                                                                                                              You can get it at lunch also! Really tasty and comes with these curried potatoes. YUM!

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: running pig

                                                                                                                                                                                Their kalbi-flavor inspired burger is pretty darn good too in my opinion, the one time that I tried it.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: running pig

                                                                                                                                                                                  Great, thanks! I am making my plans... ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                            2. Kothu parota at Valley India Cafe. This restaurant is run by the same people who run Woodlands on Topanga Canyon. The dish is a mixture of fried egg, coriander leaves, chicken, vegetables and chopped up parathas. It's served with a spicy tangy sauce, but the dish is pretty spicy to begin with.

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Kalivs

                                                                                                                                                                                That sounds wonderful. Wish you had a picture, though; it just sounds so tasty I bet a visual would be awesome.

                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks for the report.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. Uni and and salmon egg bowl at Murasaki in Santa Ana. $15 lunch special with tempura and udon.

                                                                                                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hmm, I have never been to Murasaki before.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                                                    They do a lunch omakase for $48 which includes bluefin tuna.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Quality is somewhere around Hide - Kiriko.

                                                                                                                                                                                    I think you'll like it a lot.

                                                                                                                                                                                    I paid way to much for dinner omakase once so I only go for lunch these days and save my sushi omakase dinners for Kasen.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                                      I see.

                                                                                                                                                                                      But Mori is calling me again.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                                                          I saw that report.

                                                                                                                                                                                          It is hard to resist the siren call of sushi at Mori.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. Chinese Shrimp with Scambled Eggs - Sichuan style at Yuunaan Garden.

                                                                                                                                                                                  You might say the dish is a minor obsession of mine as I live with its characters (in the form of a tattoo) but it is an obsession I never consider at Sichuan-Yuunann-Hunan places. While discussing it with the guy at YG last night he said they do a Sichuan version. Basically the same dish that many love, and many love-to-hate, with very hot green peppers folded in. It was fine but not something I would get again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Ciao Bob

                                                                                                                                                                                    That dish is pretty much classic comfort food for me, although I do prefer some diced up tomatoes in my shrimp and egg scramble.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Ciao Bob

                                                                                                                                                                                      Related: at my first ever HK cafe in Irvine I used to get a dish that was basically scrambled eggs with tomato and green onions on top of rice. Anyone know where I can get this these days?

                                                                                                                                                                                      I've tried making it at home and it is never the same.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. the fried egg with greens and fermented hot sauce, hold the bread. (not the duck egg mind you).

                                                                                                                                                                                      It was even better than when I had it with the bread.

                                                                                                                                                                                      I guess now I sort of like sqirl.

                                                                                                                                                                                      and a capp to go along for the ride.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. And the egg biscuit from storefront deli.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Salad Lyonnaise at Bottega Louie

                                                                                                                                                                                          Sorry no pics, was dining with "company".

                                                                                                                                                                                          Everything was good with the salad -- the frisee, the smoked lardons, the vinaigrette etc. -- but the poached egg was, how do you say, too poached. I *need* my runny yolks.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Bonus for free sparkling water, however.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                            had a similar experience @ Bottega, eggs came out completely overcooked; no runny yolk AT ALL. Had to send it back.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                                              Go to storefront deli and get that runny yolk.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Just had Superba Snack Bar's crispy Brussels sprouts, scallions, dashi broth & poached egg. A great dish.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Some SGV favorites for me is the shrimp and scrambled egg at Embassy Kitchen (next to Embassy Billiards). Delicate and silky texture and TONS of flavor. Not going to sugar coat it i believe there is a ton of oil and msg, but It never comes off as greasy or even oily (probably due to the emulsification properties of the yolk) but its packed with an unusual amount of flavor. Very satisfying over a bowl of white rice.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hong Kong cafe in Monterey Park has a bunch of dishes that include a fried or scrambled egg. Personal favorite is a minced pork with fried egg over rice, I believe they also have the classic HK cafe dish of minced beef with raw egg over rice, I think they cook the egg now however

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Xan7hos

                                                                                                                                                                                                Great ideas, Xan7hos!

                                                                                                                                                                                                I, too, love scrambled eggs at Chinese and Hong Kong places (it must be something about the wok "hei" that makes them so utterly delicious).

                                                                                                                                                                                                But, hey, now that you've brought them up how about trying some of those before March 31 and sharing with us your live, up-to-the-moment experiences.

                                                                                                                                                                                                While it's always greatly appreciated to get historical recommendations, the Dish of the Month threads really try to foster current reports.

                                                                                                                                                                                                So let's see if you, or one of the 'Hounds, will try some of your recommendations before the calendar turns to April and report back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Cheers!

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Now that we're talking scrambled eggs @ HK places, rec for scrambled eggs and tomato!? Still looking after 10 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'd like current recs on scrambled eggs with tomatoes too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    If fact, I'd also like a recommendation for a French restaurant that still makes an exceptional omelet in the evening with the appropriate level of fluffiness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Barney Greengrass does excellent eggs. Have not had them with tomatoes, but would expect them to be very good. While not french, they do very good omelets too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Thor123

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Love that scramble with smoked sturgeon at Barney Greengrass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yep. Me too. Their bagels are good too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Thor123

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Do they still actually get their bagels from NYC ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maybe H and H Bagels ???

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Anyone have a clue on that ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I went to NYC, hit up H&H, and was thoroughly unimpressed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Should have gone to Ess-a-bagel and had the bagel with whitefish salad. My first stop from the airport before I even check in.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  How does whitefish salad on a bagel usually work ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Is it a mayoniassey salad vis a vis tuna salad atop cream cheese spread on a bagel ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I went to school a few blocks from Ess-a-bagel - soooo f -ing good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Ciao Bob

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I went to school a few blocks from Ess-a-bagel - soooo f -ing good!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ____________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not nowadays, unfortunately. Big, dry and just not very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Just like donut shops in NYC, some of the best bagels I've found are in Brooklyn (e.g. Bagel Hole and Bagel Store). Weird, I know.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If I'm in the city, I am usu. happy with a bagel from Daniel's or Tal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I wish E-A-B was better cuz they're convenient to where I usu. stay.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Weird. Had one 2-3 years ago that was same as it always has been. Thick crust, chewy inside. Will have to confirm this downhill report myself. Just to be clear, we're talking the 1st Avenue one not the midtown one? Yelp reports still give it high marks (except for some guy from Jersey making a case for Jersey bagels).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Actually, I'm just talking about the midtown one (that's my 'hood when in NYC). On 3rd/52st.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I meant 1st Avenue - which is where it started and where they have always made perfect bagels.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ipse, I think it's consensus that the 1st Ave branch is much better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You're right by Mori sushi though...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ns1 - me too! I was so excited to try the H&H bagels when I visited and was also "thoroughly unimpressed".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. re: kevin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They do. Not familiar with H and H. Bagel Nosh in BH makes a good kettle boiled bagel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: Porthos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Damn, It's probably a $24 dish of scrambled eggs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Do you mean fanqie chao dan?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                http://jennymao.wordpress.com/2010/07...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                has a nice and clear presentation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Kris in Beijing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRAISE JEEBUS YES.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    So any HK cafes got this?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Honestly, dude, everyone can do this dish for you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      When I'm child sitting my cousin, and we go out to eat (instead of staying home and giving him a pound of chicken feet to gnaw through), this is his go-to dish. Well, it's mine as well, but let's not let that get out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I've had it at Tasty Garden (Arcadia), Sea Harbour (during dim sum), Sam Woo (Alhambra) and Ji Rong (weekend lunch).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If I were you, I'd just ask. I mean, shit, who can't scramble eggs with some diced tomatoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I tried to do it myself and failed miserably so...not me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's like Bob said down below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You need some good pork or beef drippings (maybe even bacon or good old duck fat), some gnarly leftover "seasoning" from your wok, and some good wok hei to go along with your eggs and tomatoes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is why Rolling Wok does such a tasty version of tomato scrambled eggs ... it's cuz they never fucking clean their damn woks!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It's my understanding that scrambled eggs with tomato falls under the canon of Taiwanese street food, and I usually have luck finding at Taiwanese restaurants, Simbala and Pa Pa Walk stand out for me, but I'm not much of a fan of the dish itself, not as finessed or flavorful as the Cantonese versions of scrambled eggs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: ns1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can readily get it at Sam Woo. I know for sure the Irvine location (they add beef too) and IIRC the Monterey Park one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Try making it at home but adding a touch of ketchup. I think that's their "secret". Scramble eggs before if you like the eggs in more solid clumps. Put it in after you've scrambled tomatoes if you like it more slurried.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You got it! Embassy is usually my go to place for Chinese Lunch special, I always order their scrambled egg and shrimp they make it simple and consistently delicious (I think it's $6-7, very reasonable) and my dad orders the braised pork belly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. re: Xan7hos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After making the dish at home and after eating it all over the SGV (including @ Embassy Kitchen) and all over China, I have come to the sad (for my cornary arteries, not for my mouth) conclusion that, when done right, the umami of the dish comes from cooking the eggs and shrimp in LARD. Yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Last night on my way home from work, I stopped in at Ramen Yukino Ya in Arcadia (got the idea after reading the post listing the 10 best Ramen spots in LA). I ordered the Tonkotsu. $8.95 for regular bowl. I thought it was fine - the bamboo shoots were tender with a slightly sweet aftertaste but that egg was probably the best part. It was about 2 minutes under hardboiled and creamy and delicious. I almost ordered an extra side of the egg! I like that they have marinated whole garlic cloves on the table and they brought me a garlic press. Service was helpful and efficient. There were 2 parties when I got there (around 6:45) and 2 when I left. However, I still prefer the version I had at Noodle & Noodle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. have a few reviews from the past week...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      first, Coupa Cafe in Beverly Hills. We were meeting up with some out-of-town friends for lunch. They wanted to go to this place, recommended by someone back home they know... I hadn't been in quite some time, so without any good reason to put up a fuss (other thinking of four other places I would rather take them ;) ), I said no problem. Good news is there were a bunch of "egg dishes" consumed. Service was passable. Coffee good.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One friend ordered the venezuelan specialty area that had scrambled egg, onions, peppers, cheese... prolly something else i'm forgetting. He liked it. Wasn't floored but wasn't disappointed he ordered it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OH had the breakfast crepe with eggs, tomatoes, cheese, avocado, maybe bacon? He sort of wished he had ordered the arepa or some arepa. He's not a huge buckwheat fan, so I'm not sure exactly why he ordered a meal with buckwheat crepe... Oh well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My tummy had been a little wonky so I went simple with a build-your-own omelette with tomatoes, broccoli, onion, asparagus... I always think of omelettes as hard to mess up, but then again I've seen it done. I would order it again.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Other friend ordered the mini cachapa corn griddle cake with queso. The boys liked it. She also ordered the ahi tower, which I had a bite of, but frankly have no interest in having coconut and almonds with my ahi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Overall, a passable if not good meal. I would eat it again, but would prefer to try a new place.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh, and the boys had hot chocolate. They didn't share.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Hickory Maple Waffle Benedict from Peach Cafe in Monrovia. Total artery-clogger, which is why I have it only once a year, but when they get the egg perfect, it is really good - and very unique. Bacon, maple syrup and cornmeal waffle with poached eggs and topped with a cheese sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: WildSwede

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My heart died a little just reading that ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. I was so happy when eggs was voted in. But I admit... i got a bit lazy in the hunt for a stand alone egg dish....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Everything I seemed to get was just "With Egg".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          At Humble Potato, you can add a fried egg to anything, even the salads... so I added it to the Mama San Salad with a Yuzu Vinegrette that just made the egg sing.. We also love that unlike other burger places, if you ask for an egg on your burger, they also season it! Eggs don't salt themselves!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Went to Gish Bac and saw they carried one of my favorite mexican comfort foods, entomatadas. After losing Antojitos Carmen, I had been on a look out for a place that would make a similar great enchilada... Gish Bac's was wonderful. The sauce was bright but not too acidic. You can have it with any meat, but I asked for it with egg... and again the richness of the yolks just took the dish to places that I think Carmen was afraid to go. Between this dish and the Pacific Bakery across the corner, this is going to be a very dangerous intersection...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          At home, we have been experimenting with Pizza recipes... and we've been making good use of the farm fresh eggs and asparagus we've been getting!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Still.... I felt unsatisfied... I wanted to find a unique dish were egg wasn't an accompaniment... but the STAR!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Well, recently were on the road and needed some moble chow. It just so happened we would be driving through SGV and although there is a lot of good take out there, for when you need to chow and drive, nothing is better than a Bahn Mi. Wrapped up... minimally messy. ready to eat and delicious without much doctoring...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          However, I was observing lent and needed to find a Tofu Bahn mi...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So some searching lead us to Ba Le. We walked in and ordered my Tofu bahn mi. He was going to get meatball but saw they had a fried egg bahn mi! We had to order...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sorry picture since we were hitting the road immediately... but while my Tofu Bahn Mi was pretty delicious, the egg one was almost worth pulling over to take it all in. Ba Le uses a wonderfully light and crusty baguette (almost like my favorite Bollios Frances from Pacific!) and somehow it just SOAKS up the yolk... Although it took some dexterity, we managed to make it through out with a drop of precious yolk lost...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Still, we would recommend eating this Bahn Mi station, perferably with a couple of good squirts of Sriracha. My pescaterian lenten ways end tomorrow... but I know that if I do ever decide to make that lifestyle change, this wonderful sandwich will help carry me through...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          --Dommy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I had the hard boiled egg with the soft and creamy yolk topped with fish roe in a hot Oden broth at Torihei last night. They cut the egg across and open up the yolk. You don't actually see the yolk 'cuz it's covered with red-orange Salmon roe. Half of a small sized egg goes into anyone's mouth easily to enjoy. Then slurp away the hot broth before it cools down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: selfportrait93

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks for reporting on this. It would have been a shame to not have this as part of Egg DOM. A great surf and turf egg dish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Lunch at Tarte Tatin in Beverly Hills on Olympic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Service can vary here, but we had a good experience today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OH had the Tunisian Tuna Sandwich (which I liken to a Nicoise salad on bread -- tuna, olives, potato, hard-boiled egg -- except it also has "homemade" harissa and preserved lemons). He liked the harissa, and wasn't sure about the lemons. He wished he could try it without them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friend had egg salad sandwich. The caramelized onions made the sandwich all the better, according to friend.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I had the roasted quinoa and vegetable salad sans feta. It also has arugula, which I'm not wild about. I could have sworn I'd had it before, but remember liking it more than I did today.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh well... If you do go and are there in the morning time, definitely try an almond croissant.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Their chocolate croissants are the best in the city right now in my humble opinion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I was real curious about the egg salad sandwich there, but for some reason I never tried it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Usually I just order the Israeli breakfast and feast on a panoply of tiny plates along with the eggs either scrambled, over easy, or omelette style.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                So the egg salad is a no go ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There see few if any chocolate croissants in LA better than the crescent spindles of chocolate decadence at Proof.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Proof is good but not as good as these chocolate crossings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    But Proof makes a beyond exceptional Paris Brest. It's dynamite stuff. Like a gourmet version of a Creme puff. And the well-modulated, suave, nuanced cream is a thing of beauty and so are their cappachinos.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    oh he liked it. he said the caramelized onions were what made it really stand out from your standard egg salad. give it a whirl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Brunch at Tavern...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eggs Benedict -- OH loves gruyere, and said there's was very good. he complemented the use of the meyer lemon as well. he would order it again.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brisket Hash and fried eggs with horseradish cream -- friend said a little too salty and the meat a little unevenly cooked. the horseradish cream was really necessary to mitigate the seasoning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spinach Mushroom and Cheese Frittata -- what I wanted to order but couldn't get it without cheese. friend had it and liked it. said the potatoes were crisp and the eggs cooked well. she wished they had broiled a little cheese on top... how i envy her dairy eating ways...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shrimp and Crab salad for me -- altered slightly from menu; nothing was jumping out at me, and so i went simple... and un-egg.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I like Tavern. I don't love it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Just under the wire with this one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Had scrambled eggs with shrimp at Mama Lu's Dumpling House last night -- best dish of the eight plates we ordered. Eggs were soft scrambled and mixed with green onions. Very good choice at ML. It's the dish on the top left of the photo here.