The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Celebrating Eggs Benedict Day @ Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Hong Kong

Am I the only one who didn't know there is such a thing as Eggs Benedict Day? This year, Eggs Benedict Day fell on 16th April, and I only learnt that because my aunt-in-law forwarded to me an email from Bread Street Kitchen & Bar promoting their special eggs benedict version to celebrate the day. Bread Street Kitchen & Bar is the brainchild of world-renowned (and notoriously foul-mouthed) chef Gordon Ramsay, and it is almost an exact replica of the original Bread Street Kitchen on London's Bread Street. I quite liked the chic industrialist interior with the checkered floors, yellow plush seats and hanging lamps. It opened half a year ago, and it looked like business is going very well for Ramsay here. The staff was dominated by foreign nationals, and service was friendly but professional. It is a family-friendly restaurant, but lack of lift to the mezzanine level makes it difficult for parents with prams and strollers. Nonetheless, I thought that the experience was well worth the effort of carrying the pram up the stairs. We visited with my aunt-in-law and her husband, and we all enjoyed our meal at Bread Street Kitchen.

Casual atmosphere and chic industrialist interior:

Delicious crusty sourdough and mini-ciabatta:

Both hubby and the 6-year-old ordered a Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict each (HK$128), which was one of the two specials offered in celebration of Eggs Benedict Day. Smoked salmon is my favourite alternative ingredient to the traditional ham or bacon in eggs benedict, so I thought this was yummy:

I went for the other Eggs Benedict Day special, a Roast Pumpkin Eggs Benedict (HK$128) with hollandaise sauce on the side. The poached eggs were served on top of delicious roast pumpkin and a crispy base made of pumpkin seeds, with a salsa that included crunchy bits of pumpkin seeds. I really enjoyed this version and would order it again if it was on the regular menu:

Yummy yolk:

Uncle-in-law had the Full English Breakfast which included a delicious hashbrown which both the aunt and uncle raved about. Hubby wanted to try it, and ordered it as an off-the-menu item (HK$70). It was crispy and cheesy and bursting with flavour!

According to hubby, no meal is complete without dessert, so we ordered a dessert to share, a Citrus Panna Cotta (HK$88) with orange and grapefruit segments. This was a refreshing dessert that is lightly sweetened and doesn't sit heavy on the tummy:

We will be back to try other items on the menu!

[Prices quoted above exclude the 10% service charge.]

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
Mezzanine Level, LKF Hotel
33 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel. +852 2230 1800

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