Monthly Archives: July 2011

Flour Bakery (Cambridge, MA): Breakfast Sandwich

Flour Bakery
190 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

 

Breakfast sandwich with egg, ham, cheddar, arugula, and homemade dijon

 

Craving this right now… You would be surprised at how bad and good breakfast sandwiches can taste because they are all essentially bread and egg. But like all food with simple recipes, the subtleties are important. Ratios and fresh fresh fressshhhhh ingredients.  This one here is a true gem.

Prosperity Dumplings

Prosperity Dumpling
46 Eldridge St
New York, NY 10002

 

Bought a ton ($8 for 50) and boiled at home. Great for lazy nights. The dumplings are a little too big (though still smaller than the typical American Chinese “Peking Ravioli”.. Those guys are monsters). Real Chinese dumplings should only be about 2 inches in length, max. The skin should also be much thinner. Not paper thin though cause then it would be more of a Xiao Long Bao (soup dumpling).  All in all, Prosperity makes a decent (very cheap) dumpling that is better than its competitors, such as Vanessa’s.

 

Pulino’s: Funghi Breakfast Pizza

Pulino’s
282 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

 

Funghi Breakfast Pizza (eggs, mushrooms, pancetta, creme fraiche, grana)

 

Much better than I thought it would be because the reviews were very so-so!  I wish the egg was spread out better so I wouldn’t have to do it (then again, I wouldn’t be able to sneakily take more egg for myself either…).  Pancetta was a very good/necessary ingredient.  The saltiness of it cut the creamy creme fraiche, grana (a type of cheese… sometimes called Parmesan -french- or Parmigiano Reggiano -Italian- … pretentious much?), and eggs so it wasn’t so nauseating.

 

Crust was decent but tasted extra yummy because of the chili oil they had on the side.  After a few bites, I noticed that the chili oil tasted exactly like Lao Gan Ma sauce (a Chinese sauce every Chinese know/should know about).