A couple of months ago, I told you about the delicious breakfast croissant sandwich I enjoyed at The Mara. It was on my agenda to order again (and I did later in the trip), but the first morning I went to grab breakfast to bring back to the room, I spotted something new on the menu: The African Breakfast Platter (they’ve also added Bobotie). The platter consisted of scrambled eggs, pap, chakalaka, and grilled tomatoes. This all sounded delicious, but what really grabbed my attention was that it was served with merguez sausage. This alone had me sold!
I gathered our food and drinks, paid, and headed back to the room. Matt’s not a breakfast person, but he was intrigued by what was on my plate. The scrambled eggs were fluffy, and there were a lot of them. The pap and chakalaka were awesome; I love spicy food, especially at breakfast. The grilled tomatoes weren’t my favorite part of the meal. I’m just not a fan of tomatoes that are prepared in the fashion. I love tomatoes so I gave it an honest try, but I still didn’t care for them. Matt likes them grilled, but by the time he tasted one, it had become cold and unappealing to him. Otherwise, they were fine as they were warm when I had ordered the plate.
The best part was what had initially grabbed my attention: the merguez. This lamb sausage had some serious kick that snuck up on you and hit you in the back of the throat. I loved it, and should it still be on the menu next visit, see if I can order it alone as a side. Matt tasted it and thought it was fantastic as well.
I hope this item stays on the menu, as it brings some of the flavors found in the other restaurants to The Mara. As enjoyable as they are, some people just can’t eat Mickey waffles every day! Or, as Matt had ordered that morning, a Cheese Danish.
Have you spotted this breakfast item at The Mara, and if so, did you give it a try?