Kasbah Morocco Boracay
One of the best things about Boracay aside from its pristine white sand beach, magnificent scenery, and bustling nightlife is the wide range of food you could try. From the usual Pinoy-themed restaurants and Western-style cuisines to flavors of the East like Mediterranean and Moroccan.
If you are a fan of the latter and happened to be in Boracay or planning a vacation, a restaurant called Kasbah Morocco is a must eat in Boracay. It’s only a minute walk on the white beach and cold breeze of Boracay if you happen to stay in Discovery Shores Hotel.
Moroccan cuisine is an incredibly diverse cuisine with influences of the tastes and culture of the Arabs, Mediterranean, and Moorish. For more than 10 years since its opening in 2008, they have been consistently giving fantastic and unique dining experience to their customers.
Here are some of their dishes you should not miss;
Kasbah Hummus (Php160)
Their hummus strikes the balance of soft velvety texture and flavor. It is a puree of chickpea seasoned with garlic, cumin, harissa, and tahini. The Kasbah hummus dip is served with pita bread slices for a very affordable price.
Baba Ghanoush (Php160)
Baba ghanoush is a dish made with eggplant, tahini or sesame seeds, and seasoned with different spices and olive oil. Similar to the hummus, it is also served with pita bread. This mezze or appetizer can be ordered with the hummus and two other dips with pita bread for Php595.
Moroccan Cigars (Php340)
Another delightful mezze on their menu is the Moroccan cigars. Don’t worry it’s not tobacco. This Moroccan cigars are spring rolls filled with eggplant, zucchini, and pistachios served with sauce.
Gambas Al Ajillo con Harissa (Php410)
This dish is a fusion of Spanish and Moroccan cuisine. The shrimps are cooked in white wine, seasoned with garlic, thyme, and harissa (hot chili pepper paste) for a Moroccan twist and served on a bed of fern salad.
Berber Lamb Tagine (Php710)
Lamb meat is one of the highlights of Moroccan cuisine. Tagines are traditional dish of the Berber tribe of Morocco. This aromatic and tender stew of Lamb with orange segments, prunes, toasted almonds, carrots, and hard-boiled egg is a must-try for lamb meat lovers.
You can also try their other Tagines like the Seafood tagine (Php570), Kefta tagine (Php595), and Chicken tagine with preserved lemon and green olives (Php520). All their tagines are cooked in a traditional earthenware called Tajine for a more authentic feel.
Chicken Brochettes (Php410)
Brochettes are the Moroccan version of Kebab. The chicken is marinated in chermoula – a relish traditionally used to flavor fish, meat, and vegetables. All their brochette dishes at Kasbah is served with your choice of pita bread, couscous, or basmati rice.
They also have other brochettes like the beef tenderloin brochette (Php720), tiger prawns brochette (Php720), Fish brochette (Php430), Squid brochette (Php430), Vegetable brochette (Php320), or mixed platter (Php1200).
Spaghetti with Meatballs (Php 235)
Kasbah’s spaghetti is not your ordinary spaghetti. It comes with lamb meatballs which surprisingly compliments the dish. This is perfect for lamb lovers or for the kids if you have little ones with you.
You can never go wrong with their refreshing mojitos paired with their mezzes (appetizers) for your happy hour. You could also choose from a variety of their vegetable juices
Watermelon and Feta Salad (Php340)
Kasbah also serves a variety of salads but one of their bestseller and must-try is the watermelon and feta salad. This refreshing and savory salad is a combination of watermelon, feta cheese, olives, almonds, and arugula. It may sound an unusual mix but wait until you try it.
There is no better way to end a hearty and satisfying meal than a sweet dessert. Baklava has been famous way back the times of the Ottoman Empire. This rich and sweet pastry is made of layers of filo and filled with nuts chopped and bind together by honey and syrup.
One of the best thing about Kasbah is its location, aside from being away from most of the crowded places, it is also located in Station One – the best place in the island to enjoy the sunset. There’s absolutely nothing better than sipping on their mojito and enjoying their watermelon with feta cheese all while marveling the setting sun.
Maybe this is the reason why there are literally two wedding events near us when we visited Kasbah. But I think that’s kind of cool, who wouldn’t want to tie their knots in Boracay by the way?
Location: Station 1 Boracay Hwy Central, Boracay, Malay, Aklan