MORA Asian Kitchen, located in the Oak Park Arts District, has been turning out Asian fusion tapas with notable Filipino flavors since opening in 2018. The Harrison Street restaurant recently expanded their week-end hours to capitalize on a local brunch craving.
“We are slowly introducing more breakfast items to our menu on Sunday mornings,” says MORA Asian Kitchen co-owner, Jason Morales, “and we always offer our full menu during our brunch hours.”
After a soft-launch of a few brunch items last week-end, the folks at MORA are ready to serve up some creative breakfast fare on a regular basis. Between 10 am and 2 pm every Sunday, patrons can sample ube infused pancakes topped with macapuno. Ube, a purple yam, brings sweetness and a subtle lavender hue to traditional pancakes while the addition of jellied coconut called macapuno brings notes of nuttiness to the dish. MORA’s ube pancakes are topped with strawberries and whipped cream to make you feel like a kid at heart.
“We are introducing familiar breakfast foods with an Asian twist,” says Morales proudly, “and we are especially happy to be doing that in the Oak Park Arts District because we think of our food as artsy.”
MORA’s brunch items also include a creative riff on scotch eggs. Soft boiled eggs are wrapped in longanisa sausage before being breaded and deep fried. Longanisa, a Filipino sweet breakfast sausage with hints of garlic and vinegar, brings an artsy Asian flair to traditional gastropub fare.
Morales also suggestS brunch-goers explore the regular MORA menu during brunch. and considers both THE crispy Brussels and kale salad and dessert sushi options to be suitable orders for leisurely Sunday morning dining.
MORA Asian Kitchen is working hard to satisfy your yearning for a filling brunch with an artistic vibe! Make a reservation and check it out!
In addition to offering Sunday brunch, Mora Asian Kitchen, also offers lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner service Tuesday-Sunday. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.