Walking into the cafe, “Don’t worry about the menu, I’ll have what that lady’s got?”
Classic Eggs Benedict: poached eggs on spinach-and-parmesan muffins (yes, soft, fluffy muffins) shreds of smoked hock ham, tomato, cabbage (infused with beetroot?), a gentle Hollandaise sauce and decorated with what tastes like a mild chilli mayonnaise?
A big serve, I was going to take half home for later – but it was so good, the plate was empty … $22, Lolo and Wren, West Brunswick
Vietnamese Egg Coffee: I’ve tried – by God, I’ve tried – from Vung Tau to Phu Quoc, both iced and hot, I did my best, folks, but for me it is NOT.
*Pic: iced egg coffee version, and the raw egg yolk/sweet condensed milk forms a custardy curdle that is scooped with a spoon. It’s a treat for locals. I feel bad because it was given to me as a gift. I’ve consumed a quarter of it … but I’m afraid the remainder is staying right where it is.