Breakfast At Wasabi
Location: MM Alam Road, Gulberg lll Lahore
Breakfast Timings: 7AM – 5PM
Wasabi has established its name for Japanese cuisine in Lahore since quite some time, Team Ottutu in collaboration with FnF – A Facebook based food community visited wasabi to try out their breakfast as part of MEW Project.
The place is located on first floor and you have to take stairs to go there, they offer both indoor and outdoor sittings and both of the areas are pretty spacious and well made. Inside wasabi is a sharp but decent area with a hint of Japanese cuisine on walls and you will find a live cooking station to enjoy teppanyaki and other live cooked food items. The outdoor area is dominated by a grey-dull theme with a Japanese greeting sculpture on the side. All in all the ambiance is pretty decent and light and in sync with the theme of the restaurant.
Wasabi offers English/American breakfast and their menu includes Tartines(open faced sandwiches), omelettes, chef special items, pancakes, crepes, smoothie bowls and french toasts. Though if you want savory and not-an-egg item you will have quite a limited options to choose from.
Three Cheese Tomatina
A savory option without eggs left only three menu items and only one of them had chicken in them, hence this choice. Served in a wasabi-embarked wooden tray, we got two crispy Italian breads a.k.a Ciabatta which had bite sized chicken chunks, leaves to add a fresh kick, feta cheese and wasabi’s tomato jam – yes JAM! This whole combination was new, the chicken was mild and not a treat for spice lovers .It promised being cheesy in menu but wasn’t actually cheesy, the tomato jam added a sweet sour kick to the mild combination. All in all, we loved that somebody is experimenting with new tastes in Lahore but somehow this combination of crispy bread, mild chicken and sweet n sour tomato jam didn’t settle well.
Cost: 750 Rs.
French State Of Mind
These were 3 French toasts made out of French Bread – Brioche and chocolate dip on the side. The presentation literally tempted everybody to try them but the looks didn’t go with the taste, they were too moist from inside though we liked it being mild sweet with an option to enhance sweet level with chocolate spread.
Cost: 800 Rs.
A perfect sour-ish peppery glass of pomegranate juice to add a needed kick to you mean.
Cost: 500 Rs. – Expensive!
The place is great for its interior and variety, the taste however was not very impressive. Food was served in time but there was a delay in service some times when it was a full house. An average breakfast of a drink/juice and a menu item will cost around 1100-1200 per person.