Baked eggs can be enjoyed in various ways; some eat it with prosciutto, some with cream and cheese…while I like mine with a little bit of spinach (and everything else). While I like to think I’ve mastered the art of making baked eggs, it’s good to explore the options available outside of home – like the one I had at TBF in Sunway Giza.
For the uninitiated, TBF stands for The Beer Factory and the outlet now serves brunch grub during the day. I guess the folks at TBF are all for partying till the sun comes up, then brunch to sober up. Whatever the reason may be, I’m always game for the idea of brunch. :)
The Kirin Frozen Beer (RM20 – half pint) makes a great thirst quencher especially if it’s a hot day. If you’re not one who can start the day with a pint, TBF also offers regular coffee or tea.
Alternatively, you can choose to spike your coffee and order the Tia Maria Tiramisu Ice Blended (RM25) or Irish Coffee (RM23). Both are equally good (not to mention potent) – so it depends on how you like your cuppa.
We tried a number of food items and my favourite still remains the Waffle Hashed Benedict (RM21). The quintessential eggs benedict is given a twist, with a base of gratin potato waffle, giving each mouthful a crispy bite. Signature Baked Eggs (RM22) is one of the popular orders here, served with creamed spinach, chicken con carne and red coulis. I prefer the former.
The Salted Egg Fried Chicken Wings (RM23) was insanely addictive – crispy pieces of chicken coated with a layer of salted egg, chilli and curry leaves. On our second visit to TBF however, the chicken was a bit drier than desired. Golden Duck Bacon Strips (RM23) was a clever twist to the ordinary bacon and reminded me very much of bak kwa. I was never fan of it so I enjoyed the chicken wings more.
rif and I both liked the Buttermilk Crazy Crabs (RM33); a hearty pasta dish of linguine with crab flakes, tossed in buttermilk and topped with a whole tempura soft shell crab. Like the chicken wings, this is heart attack on a plate. Pretty good stuff!
I wasn’t as bowled over with the Duck Egg Penang Fried Kuay Teow (RM18) as it lacked char and the noodles were rather heavy. On the plus side, it came with a good amount of prawns and squid.
For dessert, try the Revenge of the Ballerina (RM28) – a pretty display of lemon curd in meringue, meant to be mashed up, mixed together and eaten. It’s a great stress relieve too!
Alternatively, you can go for Pancakes from Mars (RM26), essentially Milo flavoured pancakes with bits of Mars bars for that rich, gooey feel. It comes with milk chocolate sauce but personally, I would have preferred a scoop of ice cream to go with it.
To further add to my caffeine high, I tried the Deconstructed Rum & Raisin Affogato (RM20), which you get to assemble yourself like the DIY Chocolate Caramel Macchiato (RM15). Frankly speaking, I’m not big on the assembling bit as I like my food and drinks ‘ready’ for consumption. I get the fad, but I just don’t fancy it as much as others do.
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Food: 6/10 (pork free)
Verdict: Try the Waffle Hashed Benedict and Buttermilk Crazy Crabs when you’re there.
Unit A-11, Sunway Giza,
No 2, Jalan PJU 5/14,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-6141 6450