My favorite breakfast sandwich is unquestionably the English muffin at Momofuku Milk Bar. It is an elusive little sandwich, offered only on weekends, but it is worth seeking out. And despite being rather pricey compared to the McDonald's Egg McMuffin, which served as its inspiration, it is worth every penny. It is comprised of a homemade English muffin spiked with buttermilk and dusted with cornmeal that is slathered in a fiery black pepper butter with a deep fried-soft poached egg served on a bed of sweet caramelized onions and Benton's bacon. The recent addition of pea shoots, finally in season, to the sandwich adds both a pleasing crunch and earthiness to the experience, which is a deeply comforting one. The egg will burst as you compress the sandwich for your first bite, the yolk exploding and oozing over the rest of the fillings. The perfect ratios of sweetness from the onions and saltiness and smoke from the bacon combine with the creamy egg make for the perfect contrast to the crunchiness of the muffin.

Momofuku Milk Bar

207 Second Avenue (13th St.), New York NY 10003 (map)


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