In search of Ben Edict

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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by Soi Dog » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:55 am

Pardon the picture, as many of you know, Cavern is dark (and hot) inside. The picture doesn't do them justice. Definitely the worst “eating experience” of the bunch in terms of comfort (but I still go there regularly). One major problem is that their English muffins aren't what I'd call (or anyone else I'd think) english muffins. They were large, but didn't have the big holes which english muffns typically have, nor did they have the same consistency. They just tasted like a heavy bread. Not sure if it was a yeast problem, or maybe they didn't use enough lard to make them, but they're not english muffins... Maybe it was a one-off (first time making them), or maybe English people have a different “version” of English muffins... Either way, they didn't look or taste like I thought they ought to. On the plus side, they were quite large and very heavy, so they fill you up nicely. So I guess it's not all bad. The sauce was good, but not lemony enough for my taste. The highlight of Cavern's eggs benedict is probably their ham. Very thinly sliced (so you don't get much), but it somehow tasted superior to other places. Crowd of rowdy Englishmen among others. Good value at 5.5$.
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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by JBTrain » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:56 am

Metro kills it for me.

Google Serious Eats for both poached egg and Hollandaise recipes.
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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:14 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:Worked really well, but I don't really need a microwave here (or rather, I've managed without one for years now) so have to try the old-fashioned way.
I think I'd die without mine, though part of that is my work schedule and being up all night. The wife makes up nice big batches of food and we eat together in the evening, then the leftovers go in the fridge for me to eat while i'm up all night.

Not a huge amount of late night food options here, and it's better than spending a ton eating out anyway. And I don't like cooking at night when I'm supposed to be working... though last night this thread (and her having picked up some fresh soft baguettes yesterday) inspired me to make a badass bacon and egg sandwich.
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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:55 am

OrangeDragon wrote:Oh man, totally missed that. Boy do I have egg on my face...
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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:56 am

kiwiincambodia wrote:
JessB52 wrote:
OrangeDragon wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:Microwave poached eggs are eggcellent, eggcept for the ones that eggsplode.
Fixed that for you ;-)
Double fixed that for you.
Triple fixed.
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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:09 am

JBTrain wrote:Metro kills it for me.

Google Serious Eats for both poached egg and Hollandaise recipes.
I have to say they were probably my favourite in terms of taste. Given that the 8$ includes a tip, it's also not terrible value, but definitely pricier than the other places. Cavern actually included a coffee or tea (forgot to mention).

OrangeDragon wrote:
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:Worked really well, but I don't really need a microwave here (or rather, I've managed without one for years now) so have to try the old-fashioned way.
I think I'd die without mine, though part of that is my work schedule and being up all night. The wife makes up nice big batches of food and we eat together in the evening, then the leftovers go in the fridge for me to eat while i'm up all night.

Not a huge amount of late night food options here, and it's better than spending a ton eating out anyway. And I don't like cooking at night when I'm supposed to be working... though last night this thread (and her having picked up some fresh soft baguettes yesterday) inspired me to make a badass bacon and egg sandwich.
I must admit there are times when a microwave would kick ass... I have to reheat everything in a frying pan, lol. I'll try out chat n' chew and other places on 172. Surely some of these cheap eats have decent eggs benedict.
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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by LaudJohn » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:06 pm

The place I stay at in PP has a free breakfast, one of the items on the menu is 2 eggs any style.

I asked for poached eggs .. the answer was "cannot".

I can understand that, poached eggs can be hard to do... one culinary art I have not yet mastered... although I do make a mean hollandaise sauce.
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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:46 am

^ ask the General where quality mayonnaise comes from.
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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:02 pm

StroppyChops wrote:^ ask the General where quality mayonnaise comes from.
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Re: In search of Ben Edict

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:37 pm

Went to Chat n Chew yesterday but they don't have eggs benedict.
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