I used to forgo breakfast a lot when I was still working, usually opting for a large steaming mug of joe at the office to perk me up before that start of another hectic day. I know it's a bad habit but I was living alone that time and well, eating solo at the dining room table didn't sound too appealing to me.
So any chance I had to grab a bite with my mom during a regular workday is a definite treat. And one such workday did find us in Makati Medical Center (MMC) early morning catching a bite to eat before heading to my medical appointment.
Good thing though, as we have discovered Floating Island Restaurant, located at the new annex wing of MMC.
With an all-day breakfast menu, Floating Island Restaurant is definitely a must-try for all -silog lovers out there. Coupled with a viand, 2 eggs, a healthy serving of garlic rice and atchara, they try not to disappoint.
Try their delicious tocino (Php165). I'm not a fan of very sweet, diabetes-inducing tocino, so their version is really just up my alley. Not to sweet. Just right.
Our family loves longganisa. Skinless, garlicky, sweet, etc. -- we just have a fondness for it that, I believe, is deeply ingrained inside our genes. So the vigan longganisa (Php180) on the menu -- definitely not going to miss it.
Atchara servings were also above the average, although, it is lacking in that sour, vinegar-y punch. Maybe that's why they were doling it out in such big portions? =)
Cap it all off with a streaming cup of cafe cappuccino (Php85) and you have the perfect breakfast.
Although I must admit, prices might be a bit steep for the average -silog eater, considering there are other establishments offering the same fare at a lower price. This, however, is a good alternative for once-in-a-while breakfast dining.
Floating Island Restaurant
1st Floor, New Annex Building
Makati Medical Center
Makati City, Philippines