Friday, August 10, 2012

Eggs Benedict - My Malaysian Way

Kids these days? I really don't know what to say. Even their parents I think can't comprehend either why their kids fuss about food (Vegetarian Chow Mein & Lamb Kofta Curry). You tell me? I am actually lost for answers. Their parents on the other hand are good in laying out the terms and conditions on what their kids eat or not, but if you ask why they don't eat certain things? Parents? Those parents? They can't relate. Of course, they must defend thier kids? Their adorable darlings who, some of the time trust me, can bring the roof down when they are asked to try a new dish (Salted Egg Chicken). Unbelievable. But when fast food is a concern, oh-my-my. Fried chicken and burgers (Easy Chicken Kebab, Grilled Chicken Wings & Lamb Burger)? Do I have to potentially utter any single word? What about eggs? Am I wrong if I say most kids love eggs (Egg Fish Roll, Egg Rasam & Tea Eggs)? Correct me if I am wrong. A simple egg fried rice (Anchovies Long Beans Fried Rice)? I think should be okay? Then again, its also subjective to how egg is presented to them (Egg Gado Gado, Egg Curry Masala, Bean Sprouts Omelette & Tofu Scrambled Eggs)? Having said that, I think egg is still, as far as I know, a safe bet (Fried Egg With Oyster Sauce & Egg Potato Curry). How about this Eggs Benedict? Right. Maybe you should omit the chillies? Other than that, I believe Eggs Benedicts will be loved by our kids and most of us. Of course, this is the tweeted version and must be a Malaysian version for me right? 

For the eggs
2 eggs
1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (can use normal vinegar)
Salt for taste

For the sauce
1 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tbsp yellow mustard sauce
1 tsp apple cider vinegar/normal vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar
1 stalk spring onion - chopped
1 red chilli - chopped
Salt to taste

For the toast
4 slices French loaf
2 tbsp butter

For the eggs
Fill a pan with enough water. 
Add vinegar and bring to a slow boil.
Break each one of the egg in a small bowl.
Drop eggs, one by one, into simmering water.
Cook for 3 minutes and remove with slotted spoon.
For the sauce
Into a mixing bowl, whisk mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar and olive oil
When sauce thickens, add the rest of the ingredients.
Gently mix and keep aside.

For the toast
Butter both sides of the sliced loaf.
Either grill or bake till golden brown in color.

To serve
Place two slices of toast on a serving plate.
Add one of the poached eggs atop. 
Spoon the sauce over.
Optional: Serve alongside blanched veggies e.g. snow peas.


  1. Eggs always come handy for quick and easy breakfast or lunch or dinner. This time when I wanted something quick I made Tofu.

  2. Very creative as usual,I like the Asian touch on the egg benedict sauce,I'm sure is taste delicious,welldone Nava,yummy breakfast post :)

  3. I am not a huge fan of conventional eggs benedict--too heavy. This version looks so much more flavorful!

  4. Looks delicious, eggs make perfect breakfast.

  5. absolutely gorgeous!! this is not a very recipe to crack but you truly did a phenomenal job!

  6. Oh I so need a bite if this right now Nava :)Looks like a perfect breakfast with all my favorites!

  7. I love eggs. I especially love Eggs B!

    Get kinda upset when I come across a badly made one at restaurants and cafes coz its really very simple...

  8. I, too, am a little naughty when it comes to eating breakfast. I TRY too but I'm not often successful. And I certainly don't have the skill to pull this bad boy off...I can happily drool all over yours though :)

  9. No one could skip breakfast if it looked as delicious as yours my friend :D
    Very well made with delicious Ingredients!

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. hi nava, i sure love to eat this kind of foodie. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day

  11. Oh ms. nava this one really look's delicious!! yeah.. love all the food you posted here.. wish i can have a taste on that.. :P

  12. This sounds so good! I love the Malaysian version of eggs benedict.

  13. This looks so good... perfect for breakfast everyday:)

  14. Thanks all you great people for the lovely comments, appreciate your support.

  15. I make egg ben often at home too, but I've not tried adding apple cider. Interesting indeed!

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  16. I love eggs Benedict but never make them because I always think I need an English muffin. Thanks for changing my way of thinking! I love that you used a French loaf! These look absolutely delicious!

  17. I never missed to include eggs during breakfast! Big source of energy to boost your whole day. This is another recipe I wanted to make. Will include in my recipe book for sure. :)

  18. Perfect breakfast. Added in my menu. I have to give it a try soon. :)

  19. One of my favorite breakfast is egg Benedict this looks amazing.


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