A 12-hour fasting for a routine check-up ended well. Thanks to Brother Hubbard..
Brother Hubbard is one of the famous brunch/coffee places in Dublin these days. My husband commented that the coffee industry in Dublin is rapidly growing – all thanks to these trendy coffee places and arrival of various IT companies like Google and Facebook over here.
Unfortunately, Brother Hubbard is not a place I’d consider child-friendly – so we rarely get the chance to eat here. They don’t have high chairs for toddlers not to mention the space is very little – it is hard to get in with a pram. But a few weeks ago, my husband and I left the little one with the nanny since we had a very early morning routine checkup. We were fasting for 12 hours and really hungry – so we decided to eat somewhere nice after.
We arrived a little bit past 11 AM and the place was filled with diners. I think we just missed the busy period or since it was a weekday, most people didn’t sit inside and just grabbed a cup to go. We got our seats almost immediately and given the menu to take a look.
Brother Hubbard offers middle-eastern cuisine and has generous portions. It was a good thing for me, especially that day since I was really hungry! The menu changes constantly and I chose something I didn’t see before. It was a vegetarian dish so I ordered some chorizo and an avocado (was really famished!) as side dishes. Unfortunately for me, I totally forgot the name of the dish! Eek!
The food arrived really nice and pretty. As expected from Brother Hubbard, the dish was enormous! If it was a different day, I don’t think I’d finish by myself.
I loved my tasty meal! I believe I had some sweet potatoes and chickpeas cooked in a really nice and thick spiced tomato sauce. The addition of the chorizo was a great accompaniment to add some bite and the avocado a zing of flavor! I actually hoped I had more bread to eat the vegetables with, HAHA! Or, that I remembered the name of the dish (sorry!).
You may think that vegetarian meals aren’t filling – nope! In fact, I struggled finishing the the meal when I had a couple (literally) bites left.
I wanted to have a dessert but I think it is gluttony if I even order a pastry. So I ordered a hot chocolate for my drink instead. I normally order coffee when we are here but I just had a cup after I had my blood sample taken so I don’t want another cup.
The drink arrived with my meal but I didn’t drink it until I was finished with my food. It was so wrong to do that! The hot chocolate was super rich and creamy – it is like drinking a decadent brownie! I think chocolate lovers would love this but for me, it was a bit overwhelming.
Despite that, I definitely enjoyed my hearty and very filling meal, especially after the fast. I just hope we get more chances to go here!