Break Of Dawn – Creative Cooking Comforting Us For Breakfast

by Franklin on September 21, 2011

Honestly, this was a unique breakfast. For those who want a normal bacon and eggs with toast breakfast, look elsewhere.  Break of Dawn has good breakfast, but their menu has a creative twist to everything.

We had the sausage and rice.  It had Hawaiian sausage, green papaya, scallion puree, and two fried eggs.  It was delicious.  The Hawaiian sausage was kind of sweet, and very meaty. The green papaya and scallion puree was amazing, and the rice was cooked just right.  I am Asian, and all I ever need is rice and some kind of meet.

The dish was perfect with this hot sauce.  It wasn’t labeled and it was just sitting there.  One can only assume that it made in house. It was just the right amount of heat and perfect for anything.  Come to think of it, I should have bought a bottle on the way out.

Another interesting dish was the Mac & Cheese.  It had Sicilian sausage, short ribs, bacon, fried eggs, and smoked Gouda.  The taste was like no other Mac & Cheese I have ever had. It was definitely Asian influenced.  Short ribs and bacon in Mac & Cheese is genius.

French Toast Creme Brulee was the mac daddy of all breakfast desserts.  It was french toast on crack.  The raisin brioche was cooked, then drizzled with caramel soy, chocolate and coconut.  It was a bit sweet for my taste, but it was delicious. I was confused.  Dessert for breakfast?  Breakfast for dessert?  Nonetheless, it was great ending to a unique breakfast.

Honestly, I was expecting something different.  Different, meaning the same ol’ typical breakfast.  I was shocked to see so many different interpretations of breakfast on the menu. Break of Dawn is one of my favorite breakfast spots in Orange County.  It isn’t the same boring breakfast, that is for sure.

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DanGarion September 23, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Glad to see you made it to Break of Dawn, Dee and his crew make some of the best food in Orange County and it’s the greatest breakfast I’ve ever had. That hot sauce is awesome.


Franklin September 26, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Yeah! I remember you telling me this is one of your favorite spots. I see why now.


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