We celebrated Pooh Bear’s birthday by going to Hatched, a restaurant which served her favorite food – eggs. In preparation for this event, Pooh Bear had been a very good girl and had abstained from consuming eggs for the whole week. Hatched had cute egg-related decorations in the restuarant and overall felt nice and cheery. I thought it would be a good place for a weekend breakfast or brunch. Apparently a lot of people agreed with me because Blue Avatar said the place was crowded on the weekends.
Si Hamil and I each ordered the Sir Benedict ($12) which was a poached egg, ham and bacon on top of half a muffin. It came with mashed potatoes and salad. It looked really tasty but at the same time it also looked small and not filling at all. The egg was perfectly poached and the yolk ran down the moment I cut into it. I liked the muffin which was an English muffin. There was a double portion had two of the egg benedict and cost $18. I didn’t order that because two eggs was a bit too much. Unlike Pooh Bear, I did not abstain from eggs.
Mao Mao’s and Pooh Bear’s Burly Benedict arrived at the table. Si Hamil and I thought ours looked pretty good until we saw theirs. The Burly Benedict was a poached egg and corned beef on top of half a muffin. It also came with salad and some potatoes. Mao Mao loved the corned beef very much and even wanted to order some more as a side dish. We all knew she loved the corned beef because she said “The corned beef is very nice” at least five times.
Mao Mao and Pooh Bear then shared an Oozy Baked Egg. It contained eggs, cream, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and a piece of cheese at the top. They said it was like creamy chawanmushi. It was quite nice but it was too rich to be eaten alone.
I ordered a cafe latte and Mao Mao said that I had a cafe latte obsession. It was quite nice. Nicer than Coffee Bean but not as nice as Forty Hands. It cost same price ($5) as the cafe latte at Forty Hands.
Mao Mao had a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. It was really fresh. Mao Mao liked it too but not as much as the corned beef because she said “The grapefruit juice is very nice” only three times.