At Maharlika on 1st Avenue, the brunch menu is filled with an abundance of meaty Filipino favorites. But the one sweet entree offered is certainly worth considering. Mango French Toast ($13) features fresh mango tucked between two slices of bread, almost too custardy at the center. The crisp, well-browned surface is a excellent redeeming factor. It comes dusted in sugar and with a pour of warm caramelized macapuno (a fruit similar to coconut in flavor) sauce. Make sure to soak it up, no maple syrup or butter necessary.
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.