Now for something completely different: here’s a delicious new breakfast special on the menu at Hugo’s, the Mung Bean Fritters.

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“Three fritters made with sprouted mung beans blended with zucchini, green pepper, green onion and Chinese 5 spice. Topped with two poached eggs, sauteed leafy greens and an apple-mint drizzle”. I had them substitute the eggs with grilled tofu.

This was a really great dish. Being that they’re called fritters, I was expecting something more… well, fried. I assumed they’d be kind of like potato pancakes (you know, with shredded stuff like latkes) but instead they’re like regular pancakes and they didn’t taste or appear to be fried which is actually a good thing. I’d say they were more like savory griddle cakes. The flavor was delicious, delicately spiced and not too oniony for my taste. The apple-mint drizzle is what made this a real stand-out, being both sweet and minty at the same time, much like an Indian chutney, but with apples. Overall, a perfect breakfast.

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10 Responses to “Mung Bean Fritters”
  1. VeggieGirl says:

    certainly DOES look like a great dish/breakfast – yum!!

  2. oh my, that looks and sounds truly amazing!
    If only hugo’s wasn’t so far away from me…

  3. Cakespy says:

    Ooh, when I saw this on Tastespotting I just had to click through. Looks like a fantastic breakfast!!

  4. Cassie Young says:

    Wow, that looks and sounds so incredibly delicious. I’m sure I’d enjoy that very much. Gorgeous!

  5. FoodEater says:

    Thanks for having a look everyone! These were so tasty… I just hope they keep them on the menu for a while so I can keep eating them!

  6. FoodEater says:

    teenage glutster: It’s probably a good thing they are not close to you… they are too close to me for my own good. I just added up all my food receipts for the last year… and you seriously don’t want to know the dent that Hugo’s alone has put into my wallet! I’m going to have to work on curbing this addiction…

  7. vegoftheweek says:

    Loooove Chinese 5 spice! Before I tried it, I thought I would be turned off because of the cinnamon…I was wrong. I make my own 5 spice tofu with it.

  8. FoodEater says:

    vegoftheweek: Oh yum… 5 spice tofu sounds great!

  9. I’m going to bust a mission tomorrow all the way from East L.A in the wee hours of the morning, just to eat these because I couldn’t stop thinking about them!

    I’m so excited!

  10. Hi there Food Eater: next time you come to Hugo’s let me know I’ll take care of the bill and Thank you for being part of the Hugo’s Family.
    Executive Chef Nabor D. Prado.

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