Bak Bak Bar’s breakfast menu has something for everyone
It was late afternoon one sunny Saturday when we headed to Kormangala’s Bak Bak Bar. Not exactly time for breakfast, but when the craving for breakfast food strikes, time is irrelevant. That’s why their new all-day breakfast menu just hits the spot. Whether you’re in the mood for a full English, or some traditional Kuzhi paniyaram, or even an exotic Shakshuka, they have it all.
The Beer and Breakfast special is a whole two-sided menu. The Bak Bak Signatures, the highlight of the menu, has regional specials from all over the world. A hot trend of late, the Israeli staple, Shakshuka, has also made its way into the menu. Served with pita bread, the eggs-in-tomato sauce recipe is perfect to nurse that festive hangover. The menu also has Parsi akuri and a spicy Anda keema ghotala. Try their New York classic Eggs Benedict if you are a Hollandaise lover.
Their omelette selection is extensive. Snow white and the huntsman has a spinach and mushroom filling, the Goan cross has chorizo, jalapeno, tomato and mozzarella and From the ranch features chipotle sausages, bacon, peppers and cheddar. We tried the Just say cheese, with cheddar, mozzarella, feta and cream cheese, which had us grinning from ear to ear. For the conscious eaters, they have a salad selection as well. We opted for the Porky orange salad — mixed lettuce and orange segments with a citrusy, chilli dressing garnished with crisp pork belly. Skipping the sandwich (with options like PB&J, ham and cheese, and beef) and pancake and waffle sections we chose to go with desi options.
The Paneer bhurji, served with pav was spicy and comforting, with its familiar mix of tawa masala, chillies and coriander. The Puri sabji is served with a spicy potato curry that will take you back to home-made happiness. The Kuzhi paniyaram, South Indian dumplings made of rice flour and urad dal, were steamed to perfection — crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Other recommendations would be the Idiyappam with Coorgi pandi curry and the Mutton keema paratha. Although the menu suggests you wash it all down with a crisp beer, our eyes were on the smoothies and shakes. The hearty mango smoothie has a hint of chocolate and the Peanut Butter, Nutella and Oreo Milkshake is just as sinful as you’d imagine it to be.
At Koramangala. Details: 8792000390
— Anagha M