The only time I have a heavy breakfast is when I stay in a hotel and my stay comes with a buffet. I must say the breakfast spread of Shangri-La Mactan was pretty darn good.
There were two dining options at Shangri-La and on my first day I went to the more popular buffet restaurant, Tides.
I knew there was a reason for resisting all those bread. My resolve crumbled when I saw the bread pudding made with croissants, rolls, ensaymada and donuts. What a great idea for using leftover bread.
I was so engrossed with eating that I was half way through before I remembered to take a picture of my plate. I forced myself to eat a fried egg every morning for good protein. My favorite was their beef tapa which was very tender and the flavor was quite good and not too salty.
On the second day I decided to go to the Ocean Wing’s Acqua Italian restaurant for breakfast and shot these gorgeous pictures of the pool. Yes they had their own pools separate from the main wing’s pool.
The most important thing for me was the presence of danggit and beef tapa. The tapa must really be popular because I always find the container almost empty. Luckily there were a few pieces left for me.
fish, danggit, beef tapa, noodles and chicken adobo
My last breakfast was at Tides and was the simplest and most delicious one yet. Fried garlic rice, beef tapa and a fried egg. This is my favorite Filipino breakfast combo ever. If you’re a tourist and happen to read this post do try this breakfast and you will realize eating rice for breakfast is a good thing.