I have come to believe that adding an egg to just about everything will make it better. It's soft, creamy, ooey and gooey... and adds a warm buttery flavor and texture that you can't really find with anything else. As a kid I grew up only eating scrambled eggs, and I was a bit of a purist, no salt or pepper or flavor enhancers. Flash forward a few years and now I have come to love my eggs over easy or soft boiled so I can enjoy that lovely, sexy, sumptuous yolk.
Reminiscing about food and some of my favorite things this past year, I started to notice that adding an egg to the dish would elevate the status of the meal. Here's my favorite things with an egg added to it -- hopefully you will understand what I mean and try something new and different, just put an egg on it!
You've probably figured out that pizza is my favorite food...well if you've never had the Kona Street Pizza at Prima you are missing out. Not only is it topped with an awesome egg, but it also features prosciutto, onions, a fresh thin crust right out of the brick oven, but it also has truffle oil too! It's worth the drive to Kailua - guaranteed!
I don't often eat cheeseburgers, but when I do I love to add avocado and a fried egg. The texture from the eggs gives it a brunch feel and the avocado has good fat in addition to all that bad fat, so it's ok, right? Cheeseburger in Paradise has a solid burger featuring a fried egg called The Good Egg.
The crab and asparagus salad at Mariposa is delicate, full of bold flavors and fresh ingredients. The egg brings it all together and adds a subtle touch of decadence to something that may be considered light and more like a side dish. The combo is also sitting a top a nice soft piece of bread making it a delight to eat together and soak up with dressing and the egg yolk.
Any ramen bowl at Agu is amazing, but add the soft boiled egg and it's making my mouth water. I don't know what they do to the egg but the flavor is incredible. They must poach it in a special broth cause it has a nice off white color that seems to absorb the sweet and savory sauce it was once in. Get the egg in the shoyu ramen or jidori ramen and you won't be disappointed.
And last, but certainly not least -- the Pork & Tots at Underdog's Sports Bar & Grill in Kalihi are the perfect combination of crisp, crunchy, sweet, savory, tangy and creamy. The local-style smoked meat paired with crunchy tator tots is brilliant, they add caramelized onions and an egg atop and it's fantastic -- there's really no need for ketchup of anything. A must try!