The famous line of Kanto Freestyle Breakfast can now be heard in Leon Guinto St., Manila, as they opened their recent branch near De La Salle – College of St. Benilde. They had their pre-opening party last Monday and at the same time, they launched some new products on the menu.
What’s New Kanto?
They have a lot of options in the sandwich list but if you are considering something different, then try out their Smoked Salmon Benedict (P150). The dish is served with a half English muffin topped with smoked salmon, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. All the ingredients played well with the salmon a bit bland for my taste, but good thing they included a calamansi on the side to taste.
For group options, which would appeal to the student’s budget, they offer this big serving of Spicy Kanto Fried Rice (P170) and Baked Beans with Crispy Pork Belly and Pita Bread (P150). The Spicy Kanto Fried Rice is a combination of New Zealand beef tapa, Pampanga tocino, chicken longanisa, salted egg, tomato salso mixed with real chili to give some spice. You can request the chef if you want it less spicy or super spicy. The serving is good for 2 to 3 people and can stand alone without any viand. The taste is a balance of flavors, it was not too salty yet not too bland, and the hint of spice makes it perfect.
While most of us would prefer rice, you can also check the baked beans topped with crispy pork belly. Although the pita bread is a great rice replacement, it would probably appeal to some health-conscious college students. This dish reminds of a chili-con-carne of a fast food chain but more flavorful. The crispy pork belly is to die for! What I did is to eat it with the rice which makes it more perfect!
The Kanto’s Magic
The new location of Kanto will make its magic more powerful. A magic to bring you back memories of childhood when you sip your scramble (P60) with a well-lighted ambiance of an old house. Their buko pandan (P95) will remind you of the fiesta you always attend and their taho panna cotta (P95) will let you hear the famous “TAHOOOO” shouted by the local vendor. I think, this is what makes me bring back to Kanto. It was close to home.
And now, it’s time for you to experience home as well. If you are from the area, then visit their newest branch along Leon Guinto Street.
PS: If you will order the Spicy Kanto Fried Rice it goes will with danggit (P88) and Lucban longanisa (P88). You should try it out!
Jya mata ne!
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