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. Continue reading Kasbah Boracay : My first Moroccan dinner in Boracay

Tiger Prawns with Coconut Risotto @ Lemoni Cafe Boracay

It’s almost lunch time and it was just over an hour after finishing a huge Halo Halo from Boracay’s famous Halowich. While completing my pasalubong shopping at D’Mall, I bumped into Tina – my fellow travel writer who now resides in Dubai and currenly in Boracay for a short holiday with her friends so I asked he to reccomend good place to eat since she’s already almost 4 days in the island. She immediately replied “Lemoni Cafe” Knowing her taste, I can say that the restaurant should really be worth recommending.

Tiger Prawns with Coconut Risotto
Delicious Tiger Prawns with Coconut Risotto

Lemoni Cafe offers Asian and Continental breakfast dishes and light meal dishes like Fish Cakes with Laksa, Asian Plate with Maki and Lemon Kinilaw, Soba Noodles with Ahi Tuna, Tiger Prawns with Coconut Rissoto, Seared Tuna with Lemon Mash and other healthy main courses. They also offer various delectable desserts like Flourless Chocolate Cakes, Banana Muffin and Lemon-based Desserts. Continue reading Tiger Prawns with Coconut Risotto @ Lemoni Cafe Boracay

Delicious Halo Halo with a twist @ Read Bean Halowich Boracay

It’s my second day in Boracay and as you know, I’m not here to party nor to sunbathe but to embarque on a gastronomic adventure in this island paradise. I felt bloated after a huge continental breakfast in Gasthof, it was sunny and since i need to increase my intake of fibrous food, I headed to Halowich for a fruit dessert overload. Halowich opened only last December of 2007 in Boracay’s D’Mall and I first saw this Halo Halo Bar last January 2008 but never made the time to check it out that’s why I made sure to include it in my food tour itinerary this time around.

Green Tea Ice Read Bean Halowich Boracay 2
Green Tea Ice Php140.00

What makes this Halo Halo Snack Bar interesting? Well! aside from cold refreshments, they offer a unique menue of snacks like the flying saucer shaped pie filled with beef and vegetables of your choice and of course the must try Halo Halo sandwich where the word “Halowich” is derived from. Continue reading Delicious Halo Halo with a twist @ Read Bean Halowich Boracay

Breakfast @ Gasthof – Home of Boracay’s Famous Baby Back Ribs

I woke up considerably late due to sleepless nights for the past couple of days prior to leaving for Boracay. Since D’Mall is home to many of the most popular specialty restaurants in the Island, I roamed around D’Mall area to look for breakfast and just after a short walk, I found Gastrof – a beautiful beach front restaurant right at the entrance of D’Mall.

Gasthof Boracay Breakfast
Hungarian Sausage for Breakfast

In the April-May 2004 issue of South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) inflight magazine, the Gasthof Boracay was listed as one of the 10 best Boracay restaurants according to the locals and islands frequent visitors. Continue reading Breakfast @ Gasthof – Home of Boracay’s Famous Baby Back Ribs

Brunch all Day @ MoMo! Food + Drink

It took me an hour to reach Robinsons Place Manila due to heavy traffic in Quiapo area. Since I left my place without having breakfast, I walked around Manila Midtown wing and saw this new restaurant called MoMo! Food + Drink. Its pretty new restaurant, In fact it was their third day of operation when I visited their recently opened restaurant.

Bacon and Pancakes @ MoMo Food + Drink
Bacon and Pancakes Php119.00 ++

Unlike Mall of Asia, Robinsons Place is much more accessible for me and all areas are fully air-conditioned maybe that’s the reason why I prefer to set most of my meetings in this mall. Robinsons Place new wing offers a good range of restaurants from mid range to uber pricey restaurants catering to the rich and famous and social climbers too (LOL). Continue reading Brunch all Day @ MoMo! Food + Drink

Kopi and Kaya Toast @ ToastBox Trinoma

It has been 3 days of having a relaxed and exhilarating adventure in Batanes. Now that I’m back in Manila, Batanes will be missed, but It’s good to be back in Manila where a wide variety of food choices are offered. While inside the Seair bound for Manila, I asked Nina if we can drop by in Trinoma to have some coffee, good thing she immediately said Yes!

Chuan Tong or Kaya toast @ ToastBox
Kaya Toast Php80.00 ++

After safely arriving in the old Manila Domestic Airport, Nina and I headed to Trinoma to look for a coffee shop. She asked me if I wanted Laksa, How can I say No? It’s my favorite soup and right after hearing the magic words we headed to ToastBox right next to Bread Talk. Continue reading Kopi and Kaya Toast @ ToastBox Trinoma