Perth breakfast dish cracks into top four

Picture: Supplied/Mount Street Breakfast Bar
Picture: Supplied/Mount Street Breakfast Bar

A POPULAR breakfast item from a West Perth café is competing against creations around the country for the best egg dish in Australia.

Mount Street Breakfast Bar’s Turkish poached eggs dish has been named as one of the four finalists at the 2019 Australian Eggsellence Awards.

Their poached eggs served on a base of homemade yoghurt with dill, cucumber seasoned with chimichurri and completed with Aleppo butter on top, is the only WA dish in the finals.

Picture: Instagram/themountstreetbreakfastbar

Head chef Fernando Sanchez said the dish was something he’s been creating since he worked in London restaurant Moro for three years.

“I am very excited and grateful that one of my dishes has been nominated and be able to participate with other extraordinary dishes in this competition of Australian Eggs,” he said.

With his Spanish background and having lived in India for a year before moving to Perth, Mr Sanchez said he was inspired by hot spices and mixing ingredients together to create his dishes.

“It’s fresh and spicy at the same time and I think it’s interesting with the runny, silky yolk and sweet taste from the herbs and cucumber,” he said.

Mr Sanchez said the egg-tastic dish was really popular with the public every time it was available on the menu each year.

“Normally the dish comes out in the summer months but we’re putting it on next week with the lead up to the competition,” he said.

Founded by Australian Eggs, the Eggsellence Awards celebrate the joy of cracking, smashing and frying eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

In dedication to World Egg Day, a free pop-up restaurant in Sydney will serve up the four Eggsellence Awards finalist dishes on October 10.

Diners at the pop-up restaurant will decide the winner, with the help of celebrity chef Manu Feildel.

The breakfast bar’s Turkish poached eggs will be competing against egg dishes from Rustic Pearl and Yum Yum Bakery in New South Wales and Grain of the Silos in Tasmania.

Mr Sanchez said in his eyes, the dish has already won.

“I hope everyone likes it. Hopefully we will win but at the end of the day all of us are winners,” he said.

The Breakfast Bar is already a cracking hit with 90 per cent of the 7am-3pm menu featuring egg dishes.

The winning dish will be announced on World Egg Day, October 11.