Hello Brunch at Restoration Kitchen and Wine!

Hello Brunch at Restoration Kitchen and Wine!

Blessings and Brunch!

Happy Easter Hello Kitty Foodies! Easter is more than just eggs and candy. It is also about peace, love, family and friends. For this easter not only my tummy full but my heart as well as I got to enjoy a wonderful brunch with my mom at  Restoration Kitchen and Wine in Old Torrance, California.

The brunch menu at Restoration Kitchen and Wine just arrived this February. When I heard they were offering brunch, I knew I had to check it out. I had previously dined for dinner at Restoration Kitchen and Wine and was utterly delighted with their savory dishes. I knew brunch would nonetheless be equal in excellence.

Signature dishes on their brunch menu include classics such as french toast, corned beef hash and steak and eggs. There also some special Restoration dishes named after their wonderful staff such as Becca’s Scramble with 3 eggs, sausage, tomatoes, kale, cheddar cheese and multi grain toast  (named after their Kitchen manager, Rebecca Foley) and Wes’ Turkey Sandwich with yuzu mayo, sprouts and multi grain bread (named after co-owner Wesley Takiguchi). Though primarily breakfast egg dishes do appear on their brunch menu; they do have several items also seen on their dinner menu such as their Furikake Fries, Wild Mushroom Flatbread and Slow Roasted Beet Salad.  For my Easter Brunch, I chose to do a mix of their brunch items and some of their dinner dishes.

Easter brunch started off with an order of their Furikake Fries.

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The Furikake Fries are sprinkled with nori komi furikake. The seasoning of mixed sesame seeds and crunchy seaweed bits was definitely a nice touch. The fries were crisp and had great flavor. It also came with a wonderful side of wasabi aioli. The wasabi aioli was unique, tasty and great for dipping. It had subtle wasabi flavor but enough to give a different kick to the aioli.

The fries were a great starter to what followed next. The brunch menu’s savory dish selection is excellent and one is in for a treat with any of their items.

Their signature selection includes different hash dishes.

There is the Corned Beef Hash.

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This hearty dish consists of corned beef, carrots, cabbage, onions and potatoes topped with a sunny side egg. It also comes with multi-grain toast. Who says corned beef is just for St. Patty’s day?

The other hash dish on the menu is the Short Rib Hash.

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The Short Rib Hash is definitely my new brunch favorite. The short rib was perfectly tender and meaty and went well with the butternut squash, green onions, tomatoes and potatoes that it came with. Similar to the corned beef hash, it was also topped with a sunny side egg and accompanied with a multi-grain toast.

For meat lovers, the classic Steak and Eggs on the menu would be the perfect choice.

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Restoration Kitchen and Wine’s Steak and Eggs comes with an 8 oz choice NY steak, two eggs, breakfast potatoes and multi-grain toast. Dinner for breakfast or breakfast for dinner? This is one very fulfilling dish!

From Furkiake Fries to Short Rib Hash and NY Steak and Egg, our tummies sure were full but so were our hearts!

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Each savory dish almost made us too full for dessert but who can pass up a new sweet dish on the menu.

Their Strawberry Shortcake just recently hit the menu and it is a must try for every one who has a sweet tooth.

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This delightful dessert has house made honey biscuits topped with lemon cream, fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream. Each bite was pure heaven.

It was a wonderful morning to spend Easter brunch at Restoration Kitchen and Wine. Blessings and brunch; I could not ask for more on this beautiful day.

Hello Egg-licious Easter Brunch Hawaiian Style!

Hello Egg-licious Easter Brunch Hawaiian Style!

Happy easter everyone! 🍳😊!

It is far from being a fancy brunch place. It’s a little hole in the wall as many would say but nevertheless Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop made for a nice place for a happy Easter Brunch place.

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Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop is a place frequented by many folks who want to enjoy classic homestyle cooking. Their speciality dishes is a hybrid of Japanese, Filipino and Hawaiian dishes.

For today’s happy Easter meal, I chose to get the Hawaiian Royal. It is Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop’s signature dish. It has Portuguese sausage, chashu, green onions and egg over a bed of rice with teriyaki sauce. It was one hearty meal with plenty of tender Portuguese sausage and savory chashu. The teriyaki sauce adds a lot of sweetness to this dish.

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My mom chose to get the bacon fried rice with eggs over easy. Little pieces of bacon mixed with the eggs and the stir fried rice made for casual yet satisfying breakfast dish. It was egg-licious and equally egg-celent as my Hawaiian Royal dish.

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My mom and I were not alone in choosing this place for Easter Sunday eats as several other families were also there enjoying the Hawaiian fare.
It’s not your typical place to enjoy Easter brunch but for a place that offers homestyle Hawaiian fare, this place was breakfast bliss on Easter morning.
Though this place is simple and small, their savory dishes have made Gardena Bowl a staple in the South Bay and one that is sure to bring more smiles for many more years.

For more smiles, please read my recent Yelp review on Gardena Bowl Coffee Shop.