Best in Egg: 10 Dishes That Prove a Gooey Egg is the Best Thing Ever
Runny eggs are perfect for Instagram, too!
(SPOT.ph) Runny eggs. Are they toppings? Do they work as a sauce? Are they just there to make a dish look instantly pretty? It doesn't matter. Runny, gooey, creamy, rich eggs are magical things. There are loads of dishes that use these beloved ingredients exceptionally, but here are our 10 favorites.
The Bowery's Eggs Benedict (P360)
We always hold our breath whenever our Eggs Benedict order arrives. Will it run? Will it be overcooked? The only thing more thrilling than the anticipation is when the yolk does gush out. Our No. 1 Eggs Benedict in Manila makes this dish perfectly Every Single Time. They use organic eggs and that bright orange color really brightens the plate.
The Bowery is at Burgos Circle, Taguig City. Read more about The Bowery.
Desiderata Lounge's Scotch Eggs (P350)
An egg inside a meatball? Now that is brilliant. Chef Borja Duran Cid sticks to tradition by using sausage to form his meat cage, but he opts for a local variant from Abra instead. The garlic-heavy flavor of the longganisa really elevates the subtle flavor of the egg.
Desiderata Lounge is at Infinity Tower, 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City. Read more about Desiderata Lounge.
KANDLE Cafe's Ms. Eggy and Mr. Eggoy Pasta (P240)
This third-wave cafe and restaurant throws a curveball with this carbonara-like dish. It ticks off all the major elements in the classic pasta, including bacon, cream sauce, Parmesan cheese, and a gooey egg at the center. Details spell the difference. First, the egg is cooked in 63-degree heat, the precise level to make it really creamy. Second, the pasta is infused with squid ink, which adds a new dimension to the flavor.
KANDLE Cafe is at 113 Mother Ignacia Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City. Read more about KANDLE Cafe.
Single Origin's Breakfast Pizza (P295)
Quail eggs pack major punch, and we're pretty pleased that Single Origin makes sure each slice of their pizza is allocated a rich reward. The eggs are cooked only enough for the yolks to still be creamy, painting a subtle but rich extra sauce over the blend of crispy bacon, mushrooms, and rocket.
Single Origin is at C3 Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City. Read more about Single Origin.
The Brewery's Modern Sisilog (P380)
Everyone knows that sisig always benefits from a good, gooey egg in the middle. Of course, Chef Carlo Miguel takes this up a notch. He puts a 62-degree egg right at the center of his garlic fried rice and chopped pork head to further enrich the dish. On top, for some refined brightness, is a spray of calamansi foam.
The Brewery is at The Palace, 10th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Bonifacio. Read more about The Brewery.
Duck & Buvette's Oeuf en Cocotte and Truffle Cream (P190)
This dish is simple, but beautiful. A pair of beautiful organic eggs is cooked in a pot then embellished with truffle cream—simple, fragrant, and satisfying. It's delicious on its own, but more so with bread.
Duck & Buvette is at G/F Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City. Read more about Duck & Buvette.
Highway Ribbery's Texas Bomb Burger (P265)
It looks like a dinner roll trying to sandwich a burger patty that's way too big for its britches. You'll have to use a knife and fork when you tackle this beast. While the proportions seem off at first, slice the burger to see that the patty is actually a scotch egg in disguise. Skip the ketchup. The creamy yolk is all you need.
Highway Ribbery is at RPlace Building, 255 N.S. Amoranto Street, La Loma, Quezon City. Read more about Highway Ribbery.
Buta + Wagyu's Yukhwe (P950)
This is Korea's answer to tartare: strips of raw beef, sticks of pear, honey, and a gooey egg yolk. These four ingredients are all you need to make one mind-blowing flavor experience. The fruit breaks the richness of the Wagyu; the honey not only plays up a cool sweetness, it also helps add depth to the texture as well. The yolk? Its subtle but distinct flavor ties everything together.
Buta + Wagyu is at 5/F SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. Read more about Buta + Wagyu.
Taco Vengo's Nachos por Machos (P160)
Corn chips, chorizo, caramelized onions, sour cream, and cheese? We never found anything lacking with the standard nachos setup—that is, until Taco Vengo changed the game by adding a sous-vide egg.
Taco Vengo is at 16 United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Read more about Taco Vengo.
The Girl + The Bull's Sloppy Joe (P360)
You see this dish and you wonder what The Girl + The Bull is playing at. How can this tidy burger be a Sloppy Joe? Plop on the top bun and smash the whole thing. Let the yolk run and weave through the ground meat. The rich flavor marries well with the tomato sauce.
The Girl + The Bull is currently operating at 12/10, 7635 Guijo Street, Makati City. Read more about The Girl + The Bull.