Commencing with their hospitality, the happy faces of the servers as we entered ensured the satisfaction of being at the right place. Mind you, in spite of an event, they still attended to their regular customers with ease and equal gratitude. As a concept, the restaurant offers you an outdoor seating as well as indoors leaving up to you to decide whether you want to be part of the hustle bustle at the mall or retreat in the comforts of their warm and delightful ambience. Their décor illustrates uber and chic interiors with a bold traditional style canopy right above the service counter. The inside of the restaurant is segmented into two: sofa style seating and raised floor leading to regular seats and tables.
Welcome Drinks: Jalab and Apricot
Jalab: a traditional Arabic drink made from dates and pine nuts (I never enjoy this drink but you must try this here, it was excellent)
The Cold Mezza Platter consisting of Hummus, Motabbel, Mohammera and Warak Anab was garnished to perfection. Their Mohammera (usually dipped with hummus and khubs) was a red chili paste mixed with bread crumbs and finished with some walnuts on top (yummylicious) and Warak Anab are grapevine leaves
rolled with flavoured rice for a tangy taste that leaves you only asking for more.
The Fattoush and Tabouleh (lovely presentation) were usual in taste.
The Chicken Livers was a modern Arabic dish dipped in pomegranate sauce. I would say that the taste was remarkable but the livers itself felt dry in the mouth.
Chicken Wings, however, was a winner. Succulent fried wings dipped in lemon, garlic, coriander and parsley sauce was a treat. Must try - 5 stars for this innovative crunch.
Batata Harra (spicy potatoes) were these little beauties soaking flavours from tomato paste, garlic, chillies, lemon and parsley; definitely shouldn't be missed at your visit.
The Umm Ali (bread pudding) was a baked dish with a crispy top and as soon as you dive your spoon, you had rather dive yourself in that pond of flavoursome milk with bread and shaved dry fruits. After all that food, I still managed to finish the portion all by myself (no sharing is caring with my desserts).
Handsome brown Basbousa aptly flavoured with coconut was a melt in the mouth treat.
On a whole, I would give 4 out of 5.
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