Tuesday 27 May 2014

#1 Who does it better? // Chorizo hash browns

For my first ever Who Does It Better, I'm going to be testing my all time favourite: chorizo hash browns. Because someone's got to do it ;)

Riding House Cafe

Located in the West End, there is rarely an empty table here. I first discovered Riding House Café a few years ago and it's my favourite place to grab brunch when in town. Ever since I first tried their hash browns, there was no going back. I haven't tried anything else off the menu which I see as the ultimate compliment. There is a generous quantity of chorizo within the hash brown, which is perfectly crunchy and thankfully not oily or soggy. The big difference between here and Breakfast Club is that Riding House Café serves theirs with a poached egg and spinach. The spinach really adds something and is just right quantity wise. The egg is poached to perfection. There is nothing more satisfying than piercing an egg and seeing the yolk bleed all over the plate.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club I'd heard a lot about, so I was curious. There are various branches across London and one coming soon in London Bridge. For my first ever Breakfast Club experience, I opted for the Spitalfields branch. Decorated with a neon "Sex, Drugs & Bacon Rolls" sign, board games galore, a Sega Mega Drive and vintage furniture, it had a hipster East London kind of vibe. Staff were just as friendly as RHC, but breakfast felt more relaxed and less formal. Size wise, it was a very generous portion and we struggled to clear our plates. In contrast, there were red peppers instead of spinach, and a fried egg instead of a poached egg. My only complaint? I just wouldn't classify this dish as "hash browns". By definition hash browns are shredded / chopped potatoes that are usually formed into a patty. At Breakfast Club all the ingredients were laid out on the plate individually (it was more of a fry-up). I wanted to love it, but I just didn't. Despite being the ultimate chorizo fan girl, I wouldn't have this again. Next time I would have pancakes for sure.

Verdict: Riding House Cafe wins

But why not try for yourself? 
(let me know if you do)

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  1. This looks delish!!!! I am so hungry now xx

    Pink Polka Dot & Popcorn

  2. This is such a good idea for a feature! I've never tried chorizo hash browns before but now I definitely want one x

    Josie’s Journal

    1. Ooo you must! I didn't think a hash brown could get any better... then it did! x x

  3. currently drooling over all these... Yum!


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