February 17, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This might sounds crazy but this place is my favoritest brunch place in the world. Yes, it’s that good. And I LOVE brunch. The baked pancake with lemon curd is ridiculously good, but really, order anything from that magic oven, it’ll be delicious. The carmelized leeks on baguette is amazing. Drew had the duck hash with perfectly fried eggs. It’s a good thing this place is in LA as otherwise neither my wallet nor my heart would probably be able to handle it.
October 3, 2011 § 3 Comments
These are so good, I’ve made two batches in a week! They’re fluffy and moist and not too sweet making them the perfect breakfast (or in my case, anytime) muffin :)
adapted from Giada De Laurentiis
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup almond meal (I get mine at Trader Joe’s)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
- 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Oil or line 12 muffin cups.
- Whisk together the flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. Set aside.
- Blend together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy, then mix in the ricotta and egg. Add to the mixture lemon juice, almond extract, and vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients and whisk together until mixed. (I like using a whisk as I think it prevents overmixing)
- Divide evenly between the muffin cups.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until brown. (I also made mini muffins and the baking time is about the same, divided into 16 muffin cups)
March 20, 2011 Comments Off
The Crow Bar is a popular gastropub here in the OC. I had never been so when friends suggested it for brunch, of course I wanted to go. It was not crowded at all, I think breakfast here is new so not that many people know about it yet. The food I think could be improved. The banana foster french toast was yummy and the sauce was fantastic, but it was lukewarm. If it had came out hot, I think it would have been perfect. The chorizo egg flatbread was really tasty, maybe a little salty, and I think I would have like a little green on there like spinach just to balance things out a bit, but the ingredients were fresh and the prices were reasonable. Overall, definitely a worthy place to go on a weekend morning, especially while it’s still quiet :p
Thanks, Teiko for the treat!
January 16, 2011 Comments Off
It’s no secret that Drew and I love brunch. We have our favorite places, but we also like to try out new ones. This weekend, we decided to go to Eat Chow. We’ve had dinner here that we enjoyed and I wanted to try their brunch menu as well. I like the minimalist decor. The menu had so many tasty sounding dishes but I ended up picking a stand-by for me: eggs benedict. I can’t help it, I love it even though it’s probably the least healthy dish. Drew got the turkey sausage scramble and Kenny also got a benedict. Drew loved his scramble, “very fresh” is how he described it. I also liked my benedict, though I have to say the eggs were overcooked. The flavors were still good and if I wasn’t so super hungry I think I would have just had them cook some new eggs. Still, I feel like Eat Chow is a worthy brunch place, next time I will ask for a re-do if my eggs are overcooked again. Bonus: they serve Kean coffee.
September 6, 2010 Comments Off