Hole in the Wall Meets Sunday Brunch at Kanto Freestyle BreakfastSunday, June 10, 2012
I was already salivating before my friend Pam finished her sentence. So I asked her, "Where? Where is this delectable brunch spot?" Her reply:
"Diyan lang sa kanto!" (Just at the corner)
I answered: "Kanto? Which Kanto? Corner of what?"
She just smiled that secretive smile of hers, pushed me into a cab and told me to stop asking questions. When we got to our destination, I was surprised. First of all, the spot she referred to was not at a corner of any street. Second of all, the place looked more like a stall than a restaurant.
Such is the deceiving charm of Kanto.
We were warmly welcomed by Vince, the owner and we sat at the tables by the side of the street. At this point, I was still wondering how all those gorgeous food would come out of a small place. But I had an open mind and this Sunday I was eager to explore corners in my neighborhood I've never been.
|Fluffy pancakes topped with mixed berries|
Plate after plate filled with beautifully prepared and delicious food! The best part was that everything looked as good as it tasted! You heard me right. I didn't mean that the other way around. No offense to the typical Filipino cuisine, but most of the time we just don't make an effort for the food to look delicious.
|Batangas beef and eggs|
And I'm a big fan of breakfast! This place offers fancy breakfast options for the regular Joe. I had a nice chat with Vince about how he came up with the concept for Kanto. He told me that he started a restaurant called Chef Arch's Lime first. It was a place that served fancy street food. You could have isaw (chicken intestines) and salt and peppered crispy tenga (pig's ears) in a fancy plate and a fancy atmosphere.
|Bacon, eggs and toast|
|Deep fried Oreos|
|Eggs Benedict topped with cheese and fries on the side|
|Warm staff at Kanto|
|Friendly restaurant owner Vince Juanta|
Hungry for more Kanto food,
Sole Sister Lois
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