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.