I love Western-style brunch. I firmly consider it to be the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately however, there aren’t too many restaurants that serve brunch on the weekdays, so when I find a place that does, I just HAVE to try it out. Especially a place like Breakfast Table, which serves a variety of interesting items like short ribs and chicken karage in addition to the usual sausage and bacon. Now, I do have an obsession with French toast, and was very tempted to order it from their menu. But I had made it my goal to try more different foods, and while I’ve had French toast quite a few times already, I’ve only had eggs benedict once. So in the end, I went with their Coffee Crusted Pork Belly Benedict.
Coffee Crusted Pork Belly Benedict ($16):
This came with a side of seasonal vegetables and potato hash. The benedict itself was very good. I had requested the egg yolks to be a bit on the firmer side, and they fulfilled my request perfectly: the eggs were cooked so that the yolks on the outside were firm while the interior was still slightly runny. There were two fairly thick slices of pork belly, which, while a bit chewy, was well-seasoned and flavourful. Surprisingly however, my favourite part had to be the English muffin: it was buttery, crispy on the outside with a soft and chewy interior. The amount of bearnaise sauce that they served was pretty scant, but I honestly didn’t mind since I found it to be a bit too acidic for my liking (I prefer hollandaise). Unfortunately, I did find the sides to be a bit disappointing. The vegetables (which consisted of kabocha, daikon radish, carrots and pappers) were pretty bland. The potato hash was pretty anemic (and not at all crispy) and also bland. I do hope that they might consider tweaking and improving the sides a bit more.
I absolutely love brunch, and Breakfast Table certainly did not disappoint. The price is reasonable, and the service is also very friendly and attentive. This is a solid place, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for breakfast/brunch. I’d certainly pick this restaurant over a few other more popular joints *cough* Yolks *cough*.