Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Ralph and I ate here for the first time recently on recommendation from a Middle Eastern friend. We've always loved Middle Eastern food and we're delighted to see it growing in popularity here!




When we arrived around 9pm, the restaurant was completely empty which was both perfect and unnerving at the same time.

Anyway, we started with Hummus with Bread (RM9).


Hummus is a tasty Middle-Eastern dip made from chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) and tahini (sesame seed paste), seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.


Bread

We also had Chicken Kabsa (RM17) - one of my favorite Arabic dishes. The portion was surprisingly large (enough for two people to share!).


Kabsa Dajjaj (Chicken Kabsa)

Kabsa is considered the national meal of Saudi Arabia that combines stewed meats or chicken with vegetables and rice. It is especially known for its chicken kabsa, either which includes a half or quarter chicken slow roasted in a variety of seasonings.




The cucumber yogurt and dakkous (spicy tomato sauce) was a lovely compliment to the chicken kabsa.


Sirap Bandung (RM2), a drink consists of milk flavored with rose cordial syrup, giving a pink color – my favorite color.

Well, the food was full of flavor, very comforting and the portions were large enough to send us home stuffed!



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34 comments

LadyJava said... @ 10/8/11 2:17 PM

8-) 8-) 8-)

LadyJava said... @ 10/8/11 2:19 PM

we had middle eastern food that other two... so lazy wanna post my pictures.. lol
but yours look soo nice!!!!!

LadyJava said... @ 10/8/11 2:22 PM

actually kan.. all this restaurants should give us blogger's discount or something kan? lol.. promote them for free..hehe

Monica said... @ 10/8/11 2:33 PM

8-) 8-) 8-) LJ!

Monica said... @ 10/8/11 2:35 PM

oh show me the Middle Eastern food u had! :-P

Monica said... @ 10/8/11 2:38 PM

hahaha...errr did u read the article - “Singapore food blogger who demands free meal sparks outrage online”? =-X =-X :-D :-D

kianfai87 said... @ 10/8/11 2:38 PM

very tempting food above! and signboard is so special! I wonder how they get the right to put up the signboard lol

kianfai87 said... @ 10/8/11 2:39 PM

yogurt!! hmmm wonder how it taste like . . like adding a cheese towards the chicken meat haha

Monica said... @ 10/8/11 3:00 PM

hehe.. what's so special about the signboard?? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica said... @ 10/8/11 3:06 PM

Kabsa is always served with yogurt! hahhaa..go try the food :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 10/8/11 7:55 PM

:* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 10/8/11 7:55 PM

Hi Monica, I am here! :-P :-P

Mariuca said... @ 10/8/11 7:55 PM

He he me not a big fan of middle eastern food la but my parents love it so when they serve it at home, then only I makan! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 10/8/11 7:56 PM

RM2 for sirap bandung is cheapo and speaking of which, I still haven't tried bandung cincau la wei hahahaha.... :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 10/8/11 7:57 PM

I read this story Mon, mmg too much la if demand free meal just cause ur a food blogger lol, like that any food blog can mintak free food, MMM oso can ha ha! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 10/8/11 7:58 PM

I like the cucumber yoghurt btw, mmg nice~! 8-) 8-)

Rebecca said... @ 10/8/11 11:54 PM

Yums! long time I havent had Mid Eastern food already!

Bill said... @ 11/8/11 2:02 AM

That hummus sounds tasty and the milk looks good also. yum yum :*

Monica said... @ 11/8/11 3:34 AM

Mariuca! :* :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 11/8/11 3:38 AM

hehehe...if a food blogger can demand free food, then I wanna be a car blogger..can get free car! LOL! :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 11/8/11 3:38 AM

glad to see u here sweetie! :) ;)

Monica said... @ 11/8/11 3:41 AM

ohh so ur parents know how to make kabsa oso? 8-)

Monica said... @ 11/8/11 4:21 AM

hahaha I'm surprised u haven't tried sirap bandung yet! :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 11/8/11 4:23 AM

yeah cucumber yogurt is nice and refreshing :)

Monica said... @ 11/8/11 4:47 AM

hehe Rebecca...yum yum! :)

Monica said... @ 11/8/11 4:51 AM

hey Bill! I love this drink! :*

Jean said... @ 11/8/11 1:31 PM

hello mon! :* :*

Jean said... @ 11/8/11 1:32 PM

i havent really been to authentic arabic food in malaysia! looks good la yr food! :)

Jean said... @ 11/8/11 1:32 PM

i love hummus!!! :D and yr sirap bandung looks cantik!! :-D

foongpc said... @ 13/8/11 1:08 AM

Yummy food! I am drooling now :)

foongpc said... @ 13/8/11 1:09 AM

I want that chicken kabsa! Wow! Very large portion just nice for me! Hahaha!!! :)

Bluedreamer said... @ 15/8/11 12:08 AM

oh the hummus looks like pesto cheese

Bluedreamer said... @ 15/8/11 12:10 AM

did you know that my favorite part of the kitchen is their butt LOL so gross right muwahaha

lovely said... @ 15/2/12 10:55 PM

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