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Best Eats: Egg-ceptional Eggs Benedict

Best Eats: Egg-ceptional Eggs Benedict

Auli Cinantya
23 February 2023

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Whether you prefer the classic preparation or a unique twist that elevates your brunch experience, this list highlights some of the best places to savor Eggs Benedict.

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Eggs Benedict is a brunch classic. The dish consists of two halves of an English muffin, each topped with a slice of ham, a poached egg, and a rich and creamy hollandaise sauce. It’s a beloved dish for its perfect combination of flavors, textures, and presentation.

One of the critical components of Eggs Benedict is the hollandaise sauce, made by emulsifying egg yolks and butter to create a smooth, velvety texture. The sauce is flavored with lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne pepper for a tangy, slightly spicy kick. When combined with the perfectly poached eggs and the salty, savory ham, the hollandaise sauce helps create a rich and satisfying dish.

For those in Jakarta, there are many great places to find Eggs Benedict. From classic Eggs Benedict to a surprising twist like Fried Chicken Benedict or Galbi Benedict, here is the list of dining destinations for a great Eggs Benedict in Jakarta.

The Best Eggs Benedict in Jakarta

Maple & Oak

Maple & Oak serves up classic brunch with a contemporary twist, led by celebrity chef Odie Djamil. Located in Kemang, Maple & Oak is a popular spot for all-day brunch in the city, renowned for its innovative take on classic dishes. Their Eggs Benedict features Toasted English Muffins, Poached Egg, Hollandaise, and Herb Salad and is available with either Smoked Salmon & Ikura or Beef Bresaola.

Markt

The bespoke brunch place offers an exciting selection of an all-day breakfast menu. Markt delivers a twist from the classic dish, offering a new experience. Their latest menu addition includes the Crispy Chicken Benedict. Perfectly crispy chicken and fluffy eggs came together on a bed of thick and fluffy Brioche toast and drizzled with sweet and spicy Sriracha Honey.

Moon Gypsy

Moon Gypsy provides a tranquil atmosphere where you can savor baked goods, coffee, and a brunch menu – reflecting the owner’s love for Melbourne coffee culture. Aside from coffee and pastries, their savory dishes offer a comforting selection, perfect for brunch, including their standout Galbi Benedict with marinated galbi, poached eggs, and kimchi on a bed of crispy Kouign-Amann. Serves with salad and fried wonton chips, the whole combination creates an exquisite blend of savory and sweet flavors.

Petiq Bistro

Petiq Bistro, situated in City Walk Sudirman in South Jakarta, features a unique concept that allows diners to select and consume microgreens grown on-site. Alongside their healthy options, this restaurant also serves heartwarming selections that are perfect for brunch, including the popular Salmon Benedict dish with white toast, soft-boiled egg, avocado, house-made cured salmon, hollandaise sauce, and mesclun greens, which is a favorite among regular patrons.

Pison

Arrived from Bali, Pison is a popular café in Senopati and Thamrin known for its tasty breakfast dishes. With its wide selection of breakfast options, Pison is an excellent spot for casual brunch or post-car-free day activities. Pison offered various delectable Western-style breakfast options, including the classic egg benedict with smoked ham, green salad, mushrooms, and a rich, buttery Hollandaise sauce and scrambled eggs with cured salmon bagels and avocado on toast.

Seed

Seed Restaurant, located in the Kemang area, is a charming brunch destination that has attracted food lovers with its contemporary design and flavorful dishes. Emphasizing healthy eating, Seed’s menu features a range of salads, including green hummus, and all-day breakfast options like kale on eggs, smashed avocado toast, and quinoa fried rice. Try their Brisket Eggs Benedict, which combines barbecued beef brisket and eggs benedict with peri-peri hollandaise sauce and sliced avocado for a more substantial brunch.

Six Ounces Coffee

Six Ounces coffee, a hidden oasis known for its shady and green atmosphere, serves a popular breakfast menu. Two of their favorite menu include the Six Ounces Benedict, featuring maple-glazed beef bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, mushrooms, and brioche. At the same time, the Smoked Salmon Benedict comes with smoked salmon, poached eggs, creamed spinach, mushrooms, hollandaise sauce, and brioche.

Toby's Estate

At Toby’s Estate Coffee, coffee enthusiasts can easily engage in conversation and choose from a wide variety of options ranging from single-origin coffee to the iconic Australian flat white. The establishment also offers a unique and special menu that can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. They serve three different styles of Eggs Benedict, including the classic Brooklyn style made with poached eggs, ham, and house-made hollandaise on toasted brioche. The Woolly Style is a twist on the classic, with sautéed spinach replacing the ham. Lastly, the Broadway Style consists of poached eggs with Norwegian smoked salmon, avocado, and hollandaise sauce on toasted brioche.

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