Kasbah Boracay : My first Moroccan dinner in Boracay

It’s my second night of nothing but pigging out in Boracay. After having delicious Tiger Prawns with Coconut Resotto lunch at Lemoni Cafe, I decided to walk around the white beach area from Station 3 to Station 1 to sweat out and to burn some calories that I gained from two days of food marathon. A photographer’s visit to Boracay is never complete without taking photos of Boracay’s lovely sunset so I passed the time munching on a Chorizo Burger in Station 1 till sundown.

Boracay Sunset 2
Boracay – The best beach in the World

While walking back to Station 2, I passed by Kasbah Restaurant, right next to Discovery Shores. In an attempt to satisfy my curiosity, I walked towards the restaurant to check the Menu and the restaurants ambiance. Upon entering the restaurant, I was welcomed by the restaurants friendly operations manager. I learned that the restaurant was owned by a British national with a Filipina wife who both fell in love with Moroccan Food.

Kasbah means a unique kind of medina, Islamic city, or fortress. A kasbah has high walls which usually have no windows. It is a place where leaders and wealthy people are living. The restaurant just opened last February 24, 2008 and has already been featured on a lot of travel and local inflight magazines.

Kasbah Boracay Seafood Tangine 2
Moroccan Fine Dining in Boracay

The cuisine of Morocco is considered one of the world’s most diverse when it comes to the use of flavors and spices. Since Morocco is blessed with large quantities of sheep, poultry, fish and cattle. Combine this with the extensive use of unique spices makes it much easier to understand the uniqueness of Moroccan dishes.

Kasbah Boracay Morrocan Restaurant 2
Authentic Moroccan Interior Design

After endless funny conversations with Evelyn Peña – the restaurants operations manager, I asked her about the restaurants best seller, she immediately recommended the Seafood Tagines. A tagine is the name of a dish as well as the pot in which it is cooked. Tangines is a traditional Moroccan dish that combines the most exquisite ingredients slowly cooked at low temperatures giving the dish a perfect texture.

Kasbah Boracay Seafood Tangine
Seafood Tagine

Each tagine is carefully prepared with all the ingredients and spices meld together into one aromatic explosion!. Seafood Tagine (Php425.00) is a delightful mix of fresh seafoods which include prawns, mussels, fish and squid with chermoula, tomatoes and other spices.

Kasbah Boracay Morrocan Restaurant
Moroccan Inspired Interior Design

Aside from the colorful and authentic Moroccan interior, poufs, mint tea glasses and Moroccan ashtrays, I can say that the taste of the food and the experience is really for the adventurous since Moroccan flavors and spices are very different from what is generally considered “filipino acquired tastes”. If you have never tried eating tagines you are definitely missing a lot! Sad to say, I haven’t found any authentic Moroccan restaurant here in Manila so make sure to experience the exotic Moroccan food in Boracay on your next visit.

Kasbah Boracay Morrocan Dining
Authentic Moroccan Lanterns and Lamps

Kasbah is an authentic Moroccan restaurant only available in the island of Boracay. For reservations, you may contact Kasbah at Tel (036) 288-4790. South East Asian Airlines offers the fastest and safest flights to Boracay in just 35 minutes from Manila to Caticlan. For fast and easy Boracay air ticket reservation call SEAIR hotline 02/ 849 0100 or you can book online by visiting www.flyseair.com .

Station 1
Balabag Boracay Malay Aklan
Tel (036) 2884790
Mobile : 0923-3533803
Email : kasbahboracay@gmail.com

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