Introducing: the spanking new brunch menu at Chops

Here at Chops we serve up the biggest, messiest gourmet burgers in town, satisfying Hanoi’s cravings at lunch and dinner. As for the best brunch options in town, we’ve got some news… 

Drag yourself out of bed, sling a t-shirt on, and comfort your stomach grumbles with a proper brunch with us.

Take your pick from some old favourites – like our Full Shebang English Breakfast and Fat French toasted brioche – or a future classic like our huge Smashed Avocado toast or California’s infamous Eggslut sandwich.

We know that brunch, that magical mid-morning meal – saviour of the hungover, late-risers, or just those looking for an excuse to eat a fourth meal in one day –  is way more than an excuse for day drinking and gluttony.

Our new menu features loads of classics from brunch-past to brunch-present.

Come try them all, available at our West Lake, Old Quarter and Ngoc Khanh restaurants.

Gaucho 

Chops brioche bun, grilled sirloin, silky scrambled eggs, grilled tomato, roasted garlic aioli & rocket

Digest the spirit of South America with this breakfast bun inspired by the great Gaucho: the outlaw, steak-eating horsemen of Argentinian folklore. 

Juan Manuel de Rosas was the most famous rider of all: known for throwing his hat ahead of his horse, and then picking it up off the ground, all without putting his hands on the saddle.

We can’t guarantee that eating our Gaucho Brunch Bun (packed with grilled sirloin steak, eggs, tomato, garlic aioli and rocket) will grant you these kinds of talents and we certainly don’t recommend throwing it off a horse, or your motorbike.

But we do think it’s pretty darned delicious. 

Smoked Salmon

Chops brioche bun, Loch Fyne smoked salmon, silky scrambled eggs, cream cheese & chives, crispy capers & watercress

The story of smoked salmon is one of rags-to-riches: first created by Jewish peasants in Russia and Eastern Europe as a way to preserve food for the winter (how they made it through the year with eating through all of their supplies, we don’t know), smoked salmon migrated West and became the favourite luxury brunch nibble of London and New York’s upper crust.

Feel free to eat our Smoked Salmon Brunch Bun like a member of polite society, or ravish it like a hungry peasant and get cream cheese, chives, and real Scottish Loch Fyne salmon all over yourself.

No judgement here.

Gringo 

Chops brioche bun, house chorizo, fried egg, cheddar cheese, sriracha mayo & rocket

Chorizo is no ordinary sausage.

King Charles IV was offered one of these delights by a lowly sausage maker, Jose Rico, in 1788. The king loved his spicy snack so much that a new job position was created: ‘The Royal Chorizo Provider’.

Humble Rico went on to be remembered forever in grand paintings and tapestries. Vila de Cruces, a small Spanish town, hosts the ‘Exaltation of the Sausage’ – a grand celebration of the chorizo, where punters eat as much as they can handle.

Come worship our Gringo Brunch Bun: Homemade chorizo, fried egg, cheddar cheese, sriracha mayo and rocket. Paintings and tapestries optional. 

The Eggslut

Chops brioche bun, silky scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, sriracha mayo, caramelised onions & rocket

Move over McMuffin – the Eggslut sandwich is the new king of American breakfast.

First dreamed up by Los Angeles chef Alvin Cailan in 2011, this sultry, yolk-soaked sarnie is much more than just a good-looking Instagram sensation.

These babies look and taste even better in real life. Spend your morning after with some silky scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, real sriracha mayo, caramelised onion and rocket, all stuffed into a brioche bun.

Chops are slinging the raunchiest Eggsluts this side of LA.  Sound good? Cheat on the granola with this one – we won’t tell anyone.

Nice Bit of Crumpet

Toasted English crumpets, homemade jam & butter (Chef’s marmite/vegemite stash available upon request)

Spotters guide to the ladies of Britain: 

The English Rose– Beautiful and refined but they know it. Run over pheasants in a Land Rover on Sundays. 

The Well Fit – Hard to get to know and a little intimidating, but will fight absolutely anyone in the pub to defend your honour. 

The Nice Bit of Crumpet – Easygoing. Happy to lie in, drink tea and watch Netflix. 

There is a different kind of lovely crumpet for sale at Chops, and one you’ll also want to spend a long Sunday morning after next to – soft breakfast pancakes pocked with little holes to soak up your choice of homemade jam or butter and marmite.

Phwoar.

Coddled Egg

Free-range egg, creamy mash, chives & grilled sourdough toast

These eggs aren’t fried, scrambled, or poached – they’re nested safely inside a buttered porcelain ‘coddler’ and cooked gently to soft, runny perfection.

Until now these softest and creamiest of eggs were a forgotten art from the 19th century, remembered only on websites like Egg-Coddler.com where obsessive egg-nerds traded vintage equipment and shared recipes.

The secret is out now, boys – and we’ve given ours the Chops treatment with chives, creamy mash and sourdough toast to clean up with.

Cosy up next to some of these and then spread the word about Chops’ new brunch menu. 

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