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American Breakfast

Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 15 Dec 2012 12:49 pm

This has popped up in a few threads, so I figured I'd just make a consolidated thread in the right forum.

Please list places with good American breakfasts. If you've never had American breakfast outside of Asia, please let us know that or don't bother contributing :P

So to start, I went to a place called Eggs and Berries in Changi City Point mall. Decent enough price and quality. Better than any Denny's or franchise chain I've eaten at, but just so-so compared to a good brunch place in the US. Had the Corned Beef Hash and Eggs. Pretty good. Only complaints would be the hash browns could be cooked a bit more (Definitely frozen hash browns, not fresh) and the pancakes on the side were a bit flat/bland.

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Postby v4jr4 » Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:36 pm

How about Wild Honey at Mandarin Gallery? (Although it's categorized under English breakfast) :P
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:58 pm

http://www.jonesthegrocer.com/
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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 16 Dec 2012 1:34 pm

Jones The Grocer is on my 'to-do' list. Haven't gotten down there yet. I'll add Wild Honey too.

I worry places on Orchard Rd though will just take what should be a $10-15 dish, cut the portions in half and triple the price. :/

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Postby nutnut » Sun, 16 Dec 2012 4:47 pm

Had a full English this morning at Rabbit Carrot Gun on East Coast Road, they do a very good job of it! Also, their Buckshot ale is amazing!
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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 11:37 am

Maybe this link (ladyironchef-dot-com) is a good place to start (Jones is in the list as well) :P
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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 3:27 pm

v4jr4 wrote:Maybe this link (ladyironchef-dot-com) is a good place to start (Jones is in the list as well) :P


This is where my comment above applies: "If you've never had American breakfast outside of Asia, please let us know that or don't bother contributing" (applying this to the blog poster, not you)

I read dozens of these local Singapore foodie blogs, and their opinion on what constitutes good 'XXX' is often extremely tainted and biased towards the Orchard Rd overpriced version of 'XXX', not how it should be. That's why I'm asking on an expat forum with westerners :)

I will admit a lot of the food on that page does look good though and worth trying. I still want to build up my "vetted" American breakfast list though for the times I just want an omelet and hash browns.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 3:41 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:Maybe this link (ladyironchef-dot-com) is a good place to start (Jones is in the list as well) :P


This is where my comment above applies: "If you've never had American breakfast outside of Asia, please let us know that or don't bother contributing" (applying this to the blog poster, not you)

I read dozens of these local Singapore foodie blogs, and their opinion on what constitutes good 'XXX' is often extremely tainted and biased towards the Orchard Rd overpriced version of 'XXX', not how it should be. That's why I'm asking on an expat forum with westerners :)

I will admit a lot of the food on that page does look good though and worth trying. I still want to build up my "vetted" American breakfast list though for the times I just want an omelet and hash browns.


That's why I'm refraining myself from suggesting anything :P :P :P

Just a side question, would eating American breakfast prepared by Americans in Singapore be acceptable as a review?

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 17 Dec 2012 3:47 pm

In that case, I'll suggest not to prioritize "Wild Honey". My friends were pretty satisfied with what they had, but not me (I was having "Scandinavian", but the crisp rosti didn't suit my taste). As biased as it may be, I can be satisfied with cheap foods, such as 1$ mee goreng :P
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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 1:22 pm

the lynx wrote:That's why I'm refraining myself from suggesting anything :P :P :P

Just a side question, would eating American breakfast prepared by Americans in Singapore be acceptable as a review?


Sure, that would probably be a good start :D I'm mostly trying to avoid suggestions to Singaporean/Asian (or the local branch of American) chains. It's hard to avoid though, I know. Maybe I was harsh in my requirements :)

anyway, had a nice solo brunch today at Baker and Cook. Possibly crossing my own line here now, but the Eggs Benedict were really good. Pricey @ $21 for that plus a bottle of sparkling water, but I'll definitely go back. Not conveninetly located to public trans though, and I can see parking being a challenge during weekends or prime hours.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 1:23 pm

v4jr4 wrote:As biased as it may be, I can be satisfied with cheap foods, such as 1$ mee goreng :P


Oh, me too. Nothing better (IMO) than a $5 omelet and hash browns at some 24 hour diner back in Chicago.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:09 pm

OMG Z! The Eggs benedict looks fantastic!

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Postby heliotropic365 » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 5:35 pm

just noticed this thread - find american style or even british style breakfast places is certainly not easy in some of the more heartland parts of singapore that are far from dempsey, bukit timah, tanglin, etc..

how is it that for locals at a food court there is almost no distinction between what is eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner (bee hoon for example. for breakfast, really?) Traditional singapore breakfast is alright, kopi soft boiled eggs and toast, but not everyday.

man, i get a hankering for some crispy bacon, pancakes and a killer omelette so many mornings..

where is a good place for pancakes in the north?

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 7:31 pm

heliotropic365 wrote:just noticed this thread - find american style or even british style breakfast places is certainly not easy in some of the more heartland parts of singapore that are far from dempsey, bukit timah, tanglin, etc..

how is it that for locals at a food court there is almost no distinction between what is eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner (bee hoon for example. for breakfast, really?) Traditional singapore breakfast is alright, kopi soft boiled eggs and toast, but not everyday.

man, i get a hankering for some crispy bacon, pancakes and a killer omelette so many mornings..

where is a good place for pancakes in the north?


Well, same reason you won't find authentic SGn food in Idaho, or Gloucestershire, there is not enough market for it. And since so few people know the genuine product, it invites vendors to cut corners.

Same same why/how there used to be just one sit-down ice-cream parlour in India, 'Nerula's' on Jantipath in Delhi...

The market for American breakfast is largely an expat one, so the outlets are where expats hang out.

An interesting observation you make about SGn cuisine having similarities between all the days meals. Hmmm...
Which leads me to ponder how, or when, eating thrice a day became some kind of global norm...

My earnest advice is to learn how to cook an AB for yourself. From a technical skills perspective it is about as simple as simple gets.

My other advice is when in NYC, go to Norma's, (Zagat rating 25/30) at The Parker-Meridian W56th... The seared foie gras is to die for (probably literally if you had it too often)... don't be surprised to drop US$100 a head for brunch... and book well ahead (well, you have to to get in)
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant ... _York.html
Click for the weekend menu on this page...
http://parkermeridien.com/normas.php
[Yes, the US$1,000 caviar/lobster frittata ... just a little OTT]...

It was Norma's that inspired me to devise the recipe for my Lobster eggs benedict recipe - super-yum!

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 15 Jun 2013 7:41 pm

'And since so few people know the genuine product, it invites vendors to cut corners.'

Example: Yesterday I bought a hot 'chicken sausage roll' from Polar.

It was about the size of a big long curry-puff, and looked appealing.

I tucked into it, only to find it was an oversize hollow puff-pastry shell, containing a chicken 'frankfurter', and that was it!

:roll: :cry:


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