After we spent last Sunday evening shopping and walking around *super tired*, Ralph was looking for something to tame his hunger pangs. Well, he wanted to have Pakistani & North Indian food at a restaurant in Bukit Bintang, but I lost my appetite the moment I saw the mixture dishes of food, I had no idea why. Therefore, he suggested we check out this place instead - Sahara Tent which served Arabic & Persian food.
Located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, Sahara Tent made history when it became the first restaurant to offer authentic Arabian cuisine and unlike many restaurants, it opens until the wee hours — 5 am!
#3 It occupies two floors and the upstairs balcony offers indoor and open-air dining with a good street view of the busiest shopping hub in Kuala Lumpur.
As we entered the restaurant, walked through the dining area to get to upstairs balcony, I was amazed at the ethnic Arabian decor with traditional vibrant Middle Eastern fabric and a unique collection of authentic ornaments, arts and crafts! The carpet, the wall, the decor and the shisha are unmistakably Arabic.
Food-wise, it was very tasty filled with flavors and spices.
#32 Honey Dew Juice
#33 Chicken Kabsa (a dish native to Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and thereabouts) - Chicken on a bed of tomato, cinnamon and saffron infused rice served with rich tomato gravy.
After the first spoon, Ralph said "worth another trip here"! The Chicken Kabsa was packed with sumptuous flavor, both astringent and crisp, as he has never tasted any Chicken Kabsa as good as this and enjoyed every bite of it.
#35 Mutabel - Grilled eggplant with sesame cream and garlic drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil.
The mutable was quite hefty with sweet-sour flavor, and its rich, velvety texture was perfect for scooping up with pieces of pita bread.
#36 Pita Bread
#37 Fatosh - It consists of diced cucumbers, capsicum, tomatoes, onions, tossed with lemon juice and olive oil, topped with crispy pita bread, simple but satisfying!
#39 in 2002, Sahara Tent has gained recognition by winning the prestigious Minister's Special Tourism Award. In 2004, KL Halal Food Guide voted it as the Best Middle Eastern Restaurant! In 2009, Sahara Tent was also shortlisted in the Best Middle Eastern Restaurant category of the Time Out KL Food Awards.
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