Kazbah is one of those places that churn out food so awesome you can’t even begin to imagine what goes into their seemingly simple yet mind-blowingly delicious dishes. They have a breakfast lamb tagine that I first had in December, and have had every single time since (and I still love it), and they do these scrambled eggs that… well, they are just scrambled eggs but HOLY SHIT THEY ARE AWESOME.
Kazbah is brilliant. And I think brilliance is being able to execute in a totally understated way. Like these chackchouka scrambled eggs:
They look so normal right? Some eggs, salmon and toast. Well, normal they are not. I’m not sure what magic dust is sprinkled into these eggs (ok so it’s not magic dust, it’s a combination of tomatoes, peppers, onions spiced with cumin – thanks wiki) but the result is mouth watering to the point where I can barely restrain myself from licking the plate amidst Kazbah’s bustling midday crowd.
In fact the eggs are so good, they may have bumped my usual favourite from top spot, the breakfast lamb tagine with lamb mince, sucuk, spinach, roast capsicum, roast tomato, caramelised onion, feta and eggs:
Maybe. Or maybe not. Or maybe I will just have to order both from now until eternity.
So, every time I go to Kazbah, I always seem to order the savoury breakfasts but that doesn’t mean my eyes don’t wander onto the sweet breakfasts ordered by everyone around me. On Saturday, we decided to share a few dishes which meant that I finally got to try the French toast (with bacon, glazed baby figs, double cream and apple cinnamon syrup) and the strawberry pancake (with double cream and maple syrup). Well, hel-lo.
Firstly, look at the French toast (top). How thick is the bread? Thick and soft and perfect for soaking up the apple cinnamon syrup which actually wasn’t super sweet! Just perfect. And not to mention All. That. Bacon.
The strawberry pancake (cooked with strawberries inside) was also surprisingly light and un-sweet. You can’t really tell from the photo but the pancake is served on a full main-sized plate, so you can see how humongous it is! We didn’t think we could finish it between the four of us but it was actually easy. A little too easy 😉
That was all we had on Saturday but I wanted to share one more thing I’ve had a couple of times, the chocolate & pistachio bisteeya, which is served with salted caramel sauce and pistachio coated halawa ice cream. I’m not going to say much except… WOWZA. Go eat it. Now.
ps. breakfast at Kazbah is available until 3pm, so you can totally have eggs for breakfast and then a chocolate bisteeya for dessert 😉
379 Darling Street
Balmain, NSW, 2041
(02) 9555 7067