Friday, January 20, 2012

Yolk (Part 2)

When it comes to food, (1) breakfast is the most important meal of the day (hence why I eat more than one of them daily), and (2) I'm open to giving establishments a second chance to wow me.

When I went to Yolk a few months ago, I wasn't a huge fan of the "Mary had a Little Lamb" hash dish, and the rating suffered. Subsequent positive feedback from fellow Yelpers and food cart lovers convinced me to give it another go.

FYI, Yolk's winter hours are Thursday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Winter hours (Thu-Sun, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Upon my arrival on a chilly (yet clear) Friday winter morning, I noticed the hash dishes were no longer there. Instead, I had several breakfast sandwich options and "The Breakfast." Yup, it's called "The Breakfast." For $10, the cart operator will cook up a meal that he picked for the day. No take what he gives you. Apparently he only has enough to make seven portions (well, at least for when I visited).

The description of "The Breakfast"
Intrigued by the mystery of "The Breakfast," I went with that $10 item. I received a lamb burger, using English muffins as the bun. Two sunny-side-up eggs, two strips of bacon, a mild "hot sauce" accompanied the burger. A side of veggie hash rounded out the meal.

"The Breakfast" -- lamb burger (with eggs and becon) and veggie hash

The hash was refreshing, cooked nicely. The green veggies remained vibrant. The potatoes were soft, yet held their shape (not overcooked). Perhaps a tad more seasoning would work for me there. I wonder if it woulda been OK to ask for hot sauce on the hash -- or would that break the rules of "The Breakfast"...?

The lamb burger was OK. I love runny eggs (over easy, sunny side up, etc.) just so I can break the yolk and let it run all over the place. Mmm...bacon (that description alone should suffice). Unfortunately, I thought the lamb patty appeared undercooked in the middle. It wasn't cold and raw, but the pinkish color and tartare-like texture left me a bit squeamish to eat the innermost areas. I like about medium-rare or medium, generally, but this looked pretty darn pink. The lamb was a bit gamy. The tangy hot sauce on the English muffin worked well, yet could have been a little more assertive.

A better experience from last time, but again, I can't bring myself to rate it any higher than a slightly above-average visit. 5.75/10

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