At Biang, the trendier and more formal version of Xi’an Famous Foods, you can have quail two ways. The quail eggs on sausage & toasted Mantou slices are sweet and creamy with a little spice. The spicy quail with tiger vegetables is sure to tingle your tastebuds with cumin and then cool them down with celery and cilantro. Get it spicy in Flushing.
The Queens Kickshaw introduces its brand new “egg-centric” brunch starting today! Be sure to check out the outrageously inventive and delicious dishes, like these cold-poached eggs… an umami benedict with miso butter and pickled mustard seed “caviar” on cranberry walnut toast. Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 4… The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway, Astoria | http://www.thequeenskickshaw.com/
So I am a little obsessed with this crispy poached egg that comes on the pork belly cobb salad, as well as the benedict and brunch burger at William Hallet (named after Astoria’s original landowner in 1659). They also make a delicious turducken (turkey, duck, & chicken) meatloaf sandwich with bourbon ketchup & bacon on a soft onion roll, as well as scotch quail eggs (wrapped in spicy lamb, beef, & merguez sausage — do you call that lambeefage?!?) with sweetbread remoulade. William Hallet, 36-20 30th Ave, Astoria; (718) 269-3443; http://www.williamhallet.com/
The running joke about Taste Good in Elmhurst is that it really does taste good! This is Malaysian Popiah. It’s vibrant with it’s sauce of colors and tastes wickedly delicious. Popiah is a steamed rice crepe. It’s filled with sweet turnips, bean sprouts, and eggs. It’s then sliced like sushi.
“Hangover Pizza” at Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar (served only during weekend brunch from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) — the Bloody Mary of pizzas, with spicy tomato sauce, potato, pancetta, and fried eggs. Vesta Trattoria & Wine Bar; 21-02 30th Ave (corner of 21st St); (718) 545-5550; http://www.vestavino.com/