Why: Because it's an excuse to consume a Momo pork bun in the morning. With a poached egg. That also happens to be deep-fried. And then placed delicately on top of hoisin- and scallion-slathered pork belly.
The Hot List: Breakfast Menu Items
Breakfast is somewhat of a moving target in this town: some days it's an afterthought, a coffee on the way to the boardroom. Other days—the ones that follow a night chasing down cocktails and dreams in the wee hours—it's survival in its most primal, life-affirming form. Here then, our list of the most savory, soul-saving breakfast items around for the days when you need them most. Rise and shine.
Why: Because eggs and cheddar cheese wrapped in maple bacon and sliced into bite size pieces of "sushi" are the kind of whimsical nuggets that you wish you had thought of.
Why: In a temple to breakfast anytime, one dish stands out as the total package: savory ham and cheese, sweet French toast. Mix. Repeat.
Why: Because everything is better with foie gras. Or at least French toast is.
Why: Because sometimes you require the services of a plateful of Wonka-esque delights: six pancakes (two mac-and-cheese cakes, two s'mores cakes, two butterscotch cakes), piled high, awaiting your silent conquest.