Here, there and everywhere
Breakfast is my favorite meal. More than the food, it has something to do with starting my day right and with a purpose. On regular days, I have fresh juice (carrot apple usually), a pandesal, and a Nespresso lungo.
When on the go, some sort of bread (most of the time from Starbucks) is enough to energize me for the day ahead.
On rare occasions, breakfast is served in bed. Food always tastes better when you’re wearing a plush robe while eating it.
Breakfast is best, however, when it’s served at a leisurely pace after sleeping in, an institution we call brunch.
Eggs your way, lovely warm bread, a jolt of caffeine made to your liking and overflowing champagne—that’s what brunch is all about. I usually like starting with a glass of fresh juice then a sip of coffee (preferably a flat white) while waiting for my Eggs Benedict or French toast to arrive.
And though I’m pretty much set on my simple brunch formula, there’s always room for something new. When I found out that Kasbah, the popular Moroccan restaurant transplanted from Boracay to Manila, was serving brunch, I was intrigued.
There were a lot of interesting choices, but it was a savory kind of morning so I had the Portobello mushrooms with spinach, hummus and feta while my husband went for the Shakshuka, otherwise called the Hangover Buster.
The Portobello mushroom dish was delicious! Its subtle flavors worked well together and it was light but filling at the same time. The Shakshuka, on the other hand, was bursting with flavor that certainly woke up the palette.
Next time, I want to try the Moroccan twist on brunch staples: Braised Egg with baby potatoes, tomatoes, spinach and the Orange Cardamom French toast.
Did I mention that they serve Vittoria coffee on the premises? Owners Martin and Donna English are very particular and chose this premium Australian brand to complement their exotic brekkie offerings.
Kasbah The Fort 7th Avenue corner Katipunan Circle, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines (Fort Strip). Photos courtesy of Kasbah.