Toast with berry spread and powdered sugar on top

Great Eggspectation

Breakfast food is for any time of day. Sometimes, you want pancakes for dinner. Other times, you French toast for lunch. It’s cool. This is a judgement free zone. I, too, think that breakfast food should not be kept in the early morning/brunch box. All-day breakfast restaurants make this easy, no matter when you think this type of food should be consumed.

Eggspectation is on that list. There’s truly something for everyone here. And no, they don’t only sell things with eggs. They also have French toast, pancakes, waffles, flatbreads, salads, and sandwiches. But if eggs are your fancy, this busy restaurant still cracks their eggs one by one. No powdered eggs over here!

I love that Eggspectation is located in a business park. It’s very unassuming, which I think would lead some people to believe that it’s not as busy as it actually is. We waited for about twenty minutes, which wasn’t too bad.

What I Ordered

I looked over the menu at home because it has SO many options. I had to narrow it down before getting there. I already knew I wanted French toast and chose the Stuffed French Toast. They also have the classic version and a French Toast Flambe. Their drink menu is amazing as well, containing hand-squeezed juices, coffee, Bloody Marys, and mimosas. You can never go wrong with a mimosa, so I ordered their Mimosa Sangria.

An orange alcoholic beverage with strawberries and an orange slice.

Eggspectation’s Mimosa Sangria

I never thought of marrying a sangria and mimosa. This combo was perfect! This drink has peach schnapps-infused citrus fruits and berries and topped with sparkling wine and orange juice. This drink was incredible.

Toast with berry spread and powdered sugar on top

Eggspectation’s Stuffed French Toast

The Stuffed French Toast was some of the best I’ve ever had. I had no clue it would be so big. I wish my other photo turned out better so you could see it’s true size. It’s a Brioche French toast stuffed with marscapone cheese; topped with a berry compote; and sprinkled with powdered sugar. If I couldn’t have syrup on my French toast ever again, I’d have to have this berry compote. It really does the trick and blends so well with the marscarpone cheese, which is super smooth. Marscarpone is an Italian cream cheese. If you’ve never tried it, this is the best way to do so. It’s going to be so hard to force myself to order something else after having this delectable dish.

Conclusion

Eggspectation is a great place for people who love to have options. There’s really something here for everyone. I loved how quickly the food came out. My niece was with me, and the waiter asked if we wanted her food to come out first. How thoughtful! My tip is to be prepared for at least a twenty-minute wait if you go around noon. Eggspectation was a great experience, and I’ll definitely be going back soon.

Until next time.

Crêpe and Tea Time at T-Swirl Crêpe

I’ve been wanting to try new tea spots recently and finally started a list of them. I planned by day based on a prior commitment and chose to stop by T-swirl Crêpe in Rockville, MD. This place was one of the first on my list, so I was excited to give it a try!

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T-swirl Crepe – Rockville location

I went to T-swirl on a Sunday afternoon. It was super quiet, and my sister and I were the only customers there, which was fine with me because I didn’t have to make an impulse decision while in line.

Grapefruit tea with grapefruit slices and boba pearls

T-swirl Crepe’s seasonal Grapefruit Tea with Boba Pearls

What I Ordered

I came for the tea and ended up buying that and a sweet crêpe. T-swirl has tea flavors such as Mango Green Tea, Honey Cucumber Iced Tea, and Lavender Iced Tea. I chose their seasonal flavor, Grapefruit Tea with boba pearls. If you love citrus or tangy drinks, this is the tea for you. I loved the combo of citrus and sweet (boba). This was the first time I’ve had a citrus tea, and I would absolutely order it again!

A crepe with ice cream, blueberries, and two Pocky sticks

T-swirl Crepe’s Blueberry NY Cheesecake crêpe.

I ordered the Blueberry NY Cheesecake crêpe and was impressed! They use 100% rice flour for their crêpes, so they’re gluten-free. The one I got had whipped cream cheese and vanilla gelato wrapped in the crêpe, topped with blueberries, almonds and chocolate pocky sticks. This was the best vanilla gelato I’ve EVER had. It wasn’t overly sweet, and the toppings complimented it very well. The pocky sticks were the best I’ve ever had. The cream cheese in the crêpe was scrumptious, and I really would’ve just had that without the other things. It was that good.

Conclusion

I’m definitely going again! I had a great experience and loved my purchases. If you like tea or enjoy crêpes, you should definitely try T-swirl Crêpe!

Until next time.

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Thai at Waugh Chapel

Finding new places to go at home is harder than I thought it would be. It’s not because there’s nothing to learn more about or discover, but I don’t have the same desire to find something new here like I did when I attended university in New York City. Also, I have to drive everywhere at home. The Q46 bus was right outside of my Fresh Meadows dorm, which made traveling a breeze compared to transportation here. Plus, MTA’s fare is MUCH cheaper than the Metro fare in the D.C. Metropolitan area.

I’ve had a strong craving for Thai food for about a week now, so I took advantage one of the very few days off that I get to make it happen.

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I really wanted lobster fried rice similar to the one at Pure Thai Cookhouse and searched until I found a close restaurant that had decent reviews. Thai at Waugh Chapel had crab fried rice, which is even better for this Maryland girl.

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My sister ordered Gyoza dumpling appetizer. I forgot that she ordered it for herself and ended up eating one. Thankfully, she was unbothered by it and shared a couple more with me. It was  absolutely delicious. The dumplings had the right amount of crunch. The filling has everything you’d want in a dumpling: deep-fried ground chicken, cabbage, green onion, and ginger. AND THAT THAI HERB SAUCE?! My goodness.

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Gyoza dumplings at Thai.

The crab fried rice was nothing short of perfection. I was happy with the amount of crab meat in the dish. The serving was pretty big. I had enough for lunch + leftovers. I love that it was a fresh take on fried rice. The Maryland in me was happy with every bite. I definitely will be making another trip to Thai at Waugh Chapel.

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Close-up of crab fried rice

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Crab fried rice

Until next time.

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