[Eats&Treats] Anomali’s Eggs Benedict 

I can’t remember the first time I started obsessing about Eggs Benedict. It might have been an episode of Hell’s Kitchen or something. I vaguely remember Gordon Ramsay. Perhaps it was MasterChef. Point is, I was fascinated by the way Chef Ramsay describe how a “proper” eggs benedict should be. Texture of muffin, consistency of classic hollandaise sauce, and of course, the pièce de résistance , the perfectly poached eggs.

So began my journey toward finding great Eggs Benedict. To my chagrin, restaurants that serve Eggs Benedict are typically on the higher end of the price point. *sigh* So I haven’t been able to try out as many as I would like. My first few tries are disappointing to say the least.

One day husband and I decided to reward ourselves for heavens-know-what and go breakfast-dating. As usual, we drove toward Kemang area. On a whim I decided to stop at Anomali Coffee. While parking, I consulted the ever-trusty Zomato to scout menus. If you read my post about Mockingbird restaurant you’d recall that I always have difficulty deciding what to eat so consulting ahead will help. In short, I found that they have Eggs Benedict so I knew what I would order!

We both ordered some fancy-named iced coffee to go with my Eggs Benedict. Husband already had hearty bubur ayam for breakfast so no meal for him. I had to wait for over 30 minutes for the eggs to arrive! Lucky for the restaurant I’m a patient person and rarely complain about these things. After waiting and even changing seats, it finally came. The looks didn’t disappoint.

How about the taste, though? I’m no food expert but this taste pretty good. Again, not a classic Eggs Benedict since there was no muffin. They used croissant instead, which I like. Eggs were not poached. I don’t know how they did it but the yolk was not blanketed by the whites. The yolk should be mostly runny. It wasn’t. 😦  The sauce tasted nice but as you can see from the photo, the sauce was not creamy and smooth like a Hollandaise is expected to be. It was grainy. Fortunately the smoked salmon was delicious. It was not a bad dish, really. I just felt like it wasn’t a “proper” one the way it is described on every cooking show. I’m still looking for that classic Eggs Benedict.