From the outside these look like ordinary muffins, but break one open and you’ll find a whole egg inside. The muffin batter has cheddar cheese and anything else you’d like such as bacon and ham. Together, you can have all your breakfast favorites rolled into one.

The muffin batter actually tastes like cheese biscuits because of the cheese and because it’s such a thin layer around the egg. Still tasty though. And I love finding a surprise in the middle.

After a hot day at the beach, I had a sudden craving for hot pot. I don’t know why. We decided to visit E & Drink again, also giving me an excuse to try out the egg waffles now offered which I had spied in a picture from Pink Candles at Ridgemont High’s post.

Since its opening, business has been pretty steady. It seems to be the most popular restaurant inside Ranch 99. While I don’t think it’s the best place for individual Taiwan hot pots (the Boiling Point chain in LA is better in my opinion), it’s the only one around in San Diego so I can understand why customers flock to it.

Upon entering, we were greeted warmly by the staff who are dressed in all-white. It must be a pain to have to dress in all white when working around food.

During lunch, a choice of sweet black or green tea comes with the meal. Since we were dining for dinner this time with no free drink, we decided to try some drinks from their long drink menu.

Oolong Milk Tea

They really love to use the oversized beer mugs here. It does remind me of the cafes in Taiwan though. DH was excited by the Batman coaster.

Taro ice cream milk

I couldn’t really tell that ice cream was used as opposed to just a regular taro powder slushie.

Spicy Beef Hot Pot

DH opted for the spicy beef, and requested only “tiny spicy.” There was a good amount of ingredients in his pot, including beef slices, tofu, napa cabbage and beef balls. The broth also contained actual pieces of beef stew meat as well. At the bottom were clear vermicelli noodles.

These cookies may not look like much, but they are super chocolatey and fudgy. You can’t taste the avocado, but it adds a richness to the batter.

You know how much I love easy recipes with as few ingredients as possible. I’ve already done quite a few cake mix experiments, and my latest one was using avocado as a replacement for eggs, oil, water, etc.