Starting the day right at Cucina, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Rise and Shine, Manila! 

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal especially when I'm on a vacation. Lately though, I would always find myself up and about at 6am with a growling tummy. I guess, I got two hungry babies calling my attention so early in the morning! Luckily though, Cucina starts their breakfast service really early too and so I joined a handful of hotel guests a little past 6am on a Sunday morning.

I've always been a fan of Cucina's as I love the well-curated dishes available in their buffet spread. Their breakfast offering didn't fail to impress as well. Let me take you on a quick tour around the breakfast buffet line:

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Start off with something healthy in the morning! They have a good variety of muesli, yogurt and oatmeal for you to choose from.

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Behind this is a selection of freshly cut fruits! I tried the melon and I love how sweet and juicy it was.

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Green juice fans will also love the fact that they got their very own green juice on top of a couple of interesting fruit juice mixes.

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Moving on to more interesting options -- they have a couple freshly baked breads with an assortment of cheese slices, butter and jam.

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If you are in the mood for something more sweet then the Pastry Station will surely fill you up! I tried the Cheesy Ensaymada and I must say it's definitely delish!

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Next is the Egg Station where you can have your eggs done whichever way you want -- sunny-side-up, scrambled, boiled, omelet, poached and more! This is probably one of the most popular station in any buffet line-up as people just love to have eggs for breakfast and it's so good to have it one a la minute.

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With eggs, you gotta have bacon too!

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Here's my favorite station -- the Filipino Section. I just love Filipino-style breakfast and I happily filled my plate with garlic rice, longganisa and scrambled egg from the Egg Station. I love how they have also provided the right condiments to go with it.

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I can never pass up having some European sausages too.

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For the more Oriental palate, they have congee and arroz caldo to warm your tummies. Look at all those toppings available!

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Lastly, end your breakfast with a warm bowl of Taho (soy pudding with syrup). This one was a crowd favorite as Paul, who came down 2 hours after, sadly wasn't able to enjoy this anymore. :(

What a great breakfast spread! This truly was one of the highlights of our staycation as we definitely had a good start to our second day at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila.

Visit Cucina at the 24th Level of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City. Call 720-7777 for reservations.

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