Kasbah Boracay Review
One of the fantastic things about Boracay Island is the assortment of food. So while tourists revel on powdery white beach and crystal clear sea, they also set their itinerary up for the finest gastronomy hubs on the island.
A restaurant that has the advantage of being on the prime spot of White Beach with a reputable cuisine is Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant.
For a decade now, Kasbah has been the destination for the exotic culinary experience that Moroccan cuisine is known for.
Thus, true to the authentic preparations of Moroccan food, Kasbah has been leaving a tasteful mark on diners who have stopped to dine and chill at their loungy seaside area.
With starters like roasted peppers and tomato dip in a dish called Mechouia, tahini or sesame paste based dips with herbs and spices in the eggplant Baba Ghanouj, and chickpea-mixed Hummus, spring rolls filled with zucchini, pistachio and eggplant in Moroccan Cigars, Casablanca Tomatoes with stuffing of couscous, preserved lemons and ras el hanout spices, Baked Aubergines with couscous and toasted bread crumbs, and the famous Falafel dumpling that is filled with chickpeas and aromatic with a side dish of hummus-harissa-yogurt dip, pita and a salad tossed in yogurt mint dressing, diners are enticed to savor more of Kasbah’s rich flavors.
During cool temperatures and the windy Southwest Monsoon season, Kasbah’s hot dishes like soups and their signature stews called Tajine come well-deserving, like the spiced chickpea and lentil Harira soup, the roasted vegetables in Chorba soup, creamy Seafood Tagine with harissa, fennel and zucchini, the vegetable-lover’s Seven Vegetable Couscous Tagine, lamb with carrots, prunes, toasted almonds and hard boiled egg in Berber Lamb Tagine, and Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Green Olives Tagine.
While being in a humid tropical island, the salads at Kasbah give a hearty and light feeling that diners would need in order to stay refreshed and active during the day. They come in Chickpea and Couscous with carrots and red bell peppers, Roasted Pumpkin with Arugula salad with bell pepper, walnuts and goat’s cheese, and Watermelon and Feta with arugula, almonds and olives.
Most of the dishes are good for sharing; yet with the strong spices that usually come in Moroccan cuisine, kids may want other flavours. Thus, the little ones have the option of Fish Fingers or Chicken Nuggets with fries, Spaghetti Meatballs and Cheeseburger.
For eating-on-the-go or picnics on the beach, Kasbah’s wraps or Gyros are perfect. They have vegetarian Merguez with hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and yoghurt-chermoula-harissa, and variants with chicken or lamb.
With such fascinating gastronomy, one would not want to miss out on their desserts, such as Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with almonds, Lemongrass Crème Brule and Baklava.
Kasbah’s must-try beverages, on the other hand, comprise of a pineapple-based Kombucha, raw vegie juices and their Moroccan Tea.
On certain occasions, guests would stumble upon DJ events while absorbed in the crimson skyline of the sunset and live musical performances over dinner, which would definitely make up for a romantic candlelight dinner for two.
Kasbah’s delicious gimmicks are not however limited to the restaurant. They also have two beachfront accommodations above the restaurant, filling up the two storeys above the restaurant with heavenly spacious rooms.
Each room is wonderfully furnished with a cushy four-poster bed and big sofa bed, a bathroom with hot and cold shower and other amenities to fulfill utmost comfort.
So, when craving for rich and exotic flavours with a beachfront bedroom to boot, just walk over to Kasbah Restaurant.
Kasbah Boracay is located at Station 1, White Beach, Barangay Balabag, Boracay. For more info, check out their website at http://kasbahrestaurantboracay.com and for events and reservations, contact: +63 36 288 4790, [email protected] and [email protected]
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