Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tel: N/A; use website to contact
$ (under $15)
Tues, 02/17/2015, 11:30am walk-in
Eggslut is a concept redefining the key ingredient: the incredible and delicious egg. Located in the revamped Grand Central Market, Eggslut is just one of the many delectable options that gives you the egg in multiple variations. The egg is not solely for breakfast at this establishment. Alvin Cailan, the co-founder of Eggslut (and Ramen Champ), utilizes the egg to bring creations with the highest quality.
The concept is pretty simple: cook the egg in the best possible way. From poached to scrambled, the egg is smooth and silky. The accompaniments to the egg are perfect additions, but the egg is what shines at this eatery. As a result, foresee a wait time that would probably exceed your expectations. And good luck finding a seat!
The open kitchen:
Orange Juice ($3.00): Freshly squeezed. Refreshing. Delicious.
Slut ($9.00): A coddled egg on top of a smooth potato puree, poached in a glass jar and served with a demi baguette. Upon receiving the dish, it is important to have all the ingredients well mixed. What I was expecting was a a lightly poached egg, but I was disappointed to see that my egg was slightly overcooked and not a bit runny (which I was hoping). No jiggle in this jar! Regardless, the dish was delicious and went well when spread on the baguette.
Gaucho Sandwich ($11.00):My favorite dish. Seared wagyu tri-tip steak, chimichurri, pickled red onions, shaved manchego cheese and seasoned arugula topped with an over medium egg, in a warm brioche bun. The sandwich was everything that I would want in a sandwich. The brioche was soft with a slight crisp, buttery layer. The wagyu was perfectly juicy. The chimichurri offered a balanced spicy and sweet flavor. It was a savory dish with the perfect bread to meat ratio.
Inside the Gaucho:
Fairfax Sandwich ($7.00 with an additional $1.00 biscuit substitution): Soft scrambled eggs, chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun (in our case, a biscuit). The biscuit was exquisite: ultra-buttery, flaky and slightly dense. The cheese melted and meshed well with the moist and luscious scrambled egg. This is a winner.
Overall, Eggslut is delightful encompassing all aspects of the egg. The sandwiches are satisfying and can be so easily demolished. It is good food without putting a dent in your wallet. If you want to taste an egg in its perfect form, this is the place to try it. Word of advice: the wait can be pretty intense so weekdays are preferable.
Notable dishes: Gaucho sandwich and the Slut
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