I recently went home to Hong Kong for the first time in 3 years for… a day.
24 hours with my awesome parents, our family helmed by my stylin’ mum.
Picking me up from the airport. Mum hates candids. She’s trying to look elegant and animated while pointing her ‘don’t you dare’ finger at me.
We ate at Pizza Hut because whenever anyone goes home, we revert back to childhood. Too bad I didn’t get any crayons or pogs to play with.
I know you’re all going to say that I look a lot like my mum. In Chinese, the term is “behng yun”, which literally means biscuit print, well, cookie cutter. Making babies with the same mold as the parent! I am a cookie. I want cookies. Caveacookiepreeznowpreez?
Mum’s the boss. She prefers the whole family to be colour co-ordinated, it’s very pre-Victoria-Beckham.
Here we are at a yum cha restaurant. I won’t be there to celebrate Mothers’ Day with her this year but if I could I’d probably bring her to Leanne’s restaurant, The Cardinal,
HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY TO ALL THE LOVELY MOMMIES OUT THERE!
This entry was written by Food, Joey Ng, New York, Photos and tagged American Apparel, Brunch, Dad, East Village, Hong Kong, Mum, Pleated Skirt, Spandex Jersey Blend Sleeveless Turtleneck Crop Top, T.C. Meggs, The Cardinal, Unisex Fisherman's Pullover. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on May 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm, filed under
While you’re probably gearing up for American Thanksgiving, I’ve already had a Canadian Thanksgive’r.
Luckily, I was back home in Toronto in October with so many of my precious babies so I had much to be thankful for.
Little lady bird, Emma.
We wanted brunch and beautiful men. Where else would you go but the gaybourhood?
The food and the patio view at Fire on the East Side was heavenly.
Though, I think these two were already gonna lead me straight there. Trudy Patootie and Candy baby.
Smoked salmon benedict. They serve you banana bread to begin with, and what makes this benedict so scrumptious is the corn bread it’s lain on instead of a crusty English muffin.
Stuffed french toast with cheescake and berry filling. Sausages on the side.
Took the ferry to see the island and show these one and a half American girls what Canada looks like by the water.
This is how we rock it in the T-dot.
Went exploring and sighing at all the charming little island cottages and hiked on a nature trail. Much needed break from all the chaos.
Made us tired and hungwee. Which was juuuuuust right cuz it was my annual Orphans’ Thanksgiving Dinner night!!
Passing on the tradition of turkey dinner at Sneaky Dee’s that I’ve had for the past 5 Thanksgivings!
At first they thought it was just some bullshit grimey dive bar until they finally tasted the meat, tater, and gravy feast.
Way better than their aunt so-n-so’s, I hear.
Also, snickers pie.
So yea, thank you, thank you, and thank you, too!
This entry was written by Food, Friends, Joey Ng, Photos, Toronto and tagged Brunch, Candice Wheeler, Dinner, Eggs Benedict, Emma Czerny-Holownia, Fire on the East Side, French Toast, Kensington, Sneaky Dee's, Thanksgiving, The Village, Toronto Island, Trudy Hayden. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on November 16, 2011 at 2:55 am, filed under
L’Avenue down the street from our Montreal apartment had a serious line outside every single day for brunch. So naturally, we had to join the sheep herd and try it for ourselves.
Record label menus.
Reunited! M&Ms, Marissa and Maria.
Another favourite ‘M’ of mine, Mimosa.
This is what I ordered. The mushroom thing. I can’t remember what’s it’s actually called on the menu because my memory in French isn’t as good as it is in regular human.
Everything was in huge portions! And my god. The fruit skewers… so good! The taters, not so good. Bit too heavily greased and seasoned. Eat those last if you have the room.
L’Arc-en-ciel. Smoked salmon benny.
Wisconsin, Paris, and DC in the house! Kelly, Christophe, and Reyhan.
The Mediterranean. I ordered this the next time – usually comes with feta. Eggs, tomato, spinach, and cheese. So fresh ‘n so good. Line up is well worth it!
922 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est
Montreal, H2J 1X1, Canada
This entry was written by Food, Friends, Joey Ng, Montreal, Photos and tagged Brunch, Christophe Chobeaux, Eggs Benedict, Kelly Rux, L'Avenue du Plateau, Maria Aoki, Marissa Venne, Mont-Royal, Pleateau, Reyhan Gezgec. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on October 24, 2011 at 5:16 am, filed under
Do you have a happy place? Y’know like whenever you feel sad, and you enter your favourite space and instantly you feel a little better? Well, it was the afternoon after Jack Layton’s state funeral. Puffy eyed and and in need of a pick-me-up, I headed for brunch at my happy place in LA, Bottega Louie.
Even though it’s in downtown Los Angeles and not Manhattan, it’s exactly the kind of place I had imagined Carrie Bradshaw and the girls would brunch at when I was an early teen.
Everything is so whimsically beautiful! Le sigh*
Ms. Etienne made it to America!
Orange eyeliner, as much orange in my outfit as possible in memory of JACK!!
Pink salt! How darling.
Smoked salmon eggs benedict, of course.
Tony is smiling even bigger than when we had brunch at Home. See what I mean about my happy place?
Will post our desserts tomorrow. Come back, or subscribe to my feed!
This entry was written by Food, Friends, Joey Ng, Los Angeles, Photos and tagged Bottega Louie, Brunch, Downtown, DTLA, Eggs Benedict, Tony Pierce. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on September 2, 2011 at 9:00 am, filed under
Brunch with Tony!
He took me to Home in Los Feliz. I’d only gone to the Silver Lake location before.
They sat us in the nook on the second floor overlooking the rest of the patio. I renamed it the princess perch. Because I’m a princess.
I ordered the chilaquiles. I’m always super embarrassed to say it out loud but I think I have it down now.
Tony’s crab cake benedict.
1760 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
If there’s one thing I believe in, it’s brunch.
Soft Shell Crab Benedict | Clinton St. Baking Company
June 7th, 2011 | Lower East Side | New York
Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon | Clinton St. Baking Company
July 1st, 2011 | Lower East Side | New York
California Omelette | Home
July 4th, 2011 | Silver Lake | Los Angeles
Devil’s Mess | Millie’s Cafe
July 9th, 2011 | Silver Lake | Los Angeles
Arlene’s Breakfast | The Park
July 17th, 2011 | Echo Park | Los Angeles
Smoked Salmon Benedict | House Cafe
August 10th, 2011 | Beverly Blvd | Los Angeles
This entry was written by Food, Los Angeles, New York and tagged Beverly Blvd, Breakfast, Brunch, Clinton St. Baking Company, Echo Park, Eggs Benedict, Home, House Cafe, Lower East Side, Millie's Cafe, Silverlake, The Park. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on August 22, 2011 at 4:39 am, filed under
Here we are, waiting for the rapture. What started as a sunny Saturday in Manhattan, started getting all kinds of scary. Luckily, we heathens managed to avoid all the rain and wrathiness with our perfect timing.
Tony Leung swagger
Teeny-tiny salt and pepper shakers
Waiting for our brunch to be served at Paprika in East Village.
Eggs Benny for me, of course.
Rocky got the only frothy mimosa. Foammmmmmmm.
Emma and Joy.
Parallel to the dance parade on St. Mark’s. Hella Bolivian dancers.
Look it’s me as a hat.
Figured if we were gonna die, might as well die happy.
AT SHAKE SHACK! Shack stack burger. Love love love me the portabello and cheese deep fried oh yes oh yum die die die.
We survived. Rocky & Bullwinkle <3 <3.
SAVED! Sunshine in Central Park. How’s that for judgement day?
This entry was written by Food, Friends, New York, Photos and tagged Brunch, Central Park, East Village, Eggs Benedict, Jordan Massouli, Paprika, Rocky Li, Shack Stack, Shake Shack. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on May 22, 2011 at 11:55 am, filed under
This entry was written by Friends, Los Angeles, Photos and tagged American Apparel, Brunch, Circle Scarf, Joey Ng, Lily Beck, Local, Los Angeles, Silverlake, Silversun Liquor, Unisex Denim Long Sleeve Button-Up Shirt, Zoe Split Lens Sunglasses. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on December 29, 2010 at 1:30 am, filed under
Person pictured on the left must always keep their eyes blissfully closed.
Endless champagne to aid the directive.
This entry was written by Friends, New York, Photos and tagged Brunch, Emma Czerny-Holownia, Joey Ng, Lower East Side, Marissa Venne, Mimosas, New York, New York City, Tre. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on December 16, 2010 at 12:51 am, filed under
Eggs Benedict | Angele
Downtown | Napa, California.
Eggs Benedict | Bottega Louie
Downtown | Los Angeles, California.
Eggs Benedict | Local
Silverlake | Los Angeles, California.
Do you know how to poach an egg?
You break it.
Expel into a vat of boiling water. Right in the eye of its cyclonic swirl.
Watch the yolk envelop within a weaker skin.
This entry was written by Food, Los Angeles and tagged Angele, Bottega Louie, Breakfast, Brunch, California, DTLA, Eggs Benedict, Local, Los Angeles, Napa, Silverlake. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on May 7, 2010 at 7:28 am, filed under