Passion for Pork

Local Eats: Brunch at Nineteen Restaurant

Sharman - Sunday, March 26, 2017

Chef Andrew Fung of Nineteen Restaurant recently launched an innovative new brunch menu with everything from elevated morning classics to Asian fusion breakfast bites – and it’s packed with options featuring Alberta pork.

Here are five Alberta pork dishes to try on Chef Andrew Fung‘s new brunch menu at Nineteen Restaurant:

1. Kare Ramen with Pork Belly – $20

Famous for featuring Asian flavours on his lunch and dinner menu, chef Fung doesn’t disappoint on his brunch menu. Those looking for a savoury bite can slurp up the ramen breakfast bowl made with a Nitamago egg, rye noodles, and a sesame green onion salad in a curried coconut cream sauce. And chef Fung doesn’t limit his breakfast pork options to just bacon and sausage, diners can upgrade the bowl with a hearty portion of pork belly.

2. Five Spice Bao Benny – $14

The classic eggs benny takes on an Asian twist at 19 where chef Fung stacks a grilled steamed bao bun with Irvings Farm back bacon, poached eggs, and Béarnaise sauce.

3. AM Charcuterie – $20

Brunch sounds more sophisticated than breakfast, so why not try the morning charcuterie plate?  Chef Fung is showcasing a daily selection of cured meats from the Secret Meat Club in Edmonton, served alongside avocado, balsamic marinated peppers, poached eggs, hummus and spicy wonton chips.

4. XIX Big Breakfast – $13

Chef Fung elevates the classic farmer’s breakfast of two eggs with Irvings Farm back bacon, Valbella sausages, and potato hash.

5. Chevre Scamble – $16

Alberta pork is just the accompaniment on the chèvre scramble, but the dish is not to be overlooked. The generous portion of chèvre, which is accompanied by Four Whistle Farm eggs, pecorino and a tomato-bacon jam, is the real star on this elevated breakfast scramble. 

Brunch is available at both Nineteen Restaurant locations in Terwillegar in southwest Edmonton as well as St. Albert.