Friday, February 17, 2012


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. Smiley

#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!


Not surprisingly,

#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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LadyJava said... @ 17/2/12 3:59 AM


LadyJava said... @ 17/2/12 4:02 AM

Wow.. it's like eating in a museum with all those decor.. i love it.. a little art and food goes well hand in hand :)

LadyJava said... @ 17/2/12 4:03 AM

eh Mon. the price is not bad eh?

LadyJava said... @ 17/2/12 4:05 AM

Now am hungry looking at this food.. what to eat what to eat.. lol!.. nite nite dearie

Mariuca said... @ 17/2/12 4:46 AM

:* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 17/2/12 4:47 AM

Good morning Monica, I just woke up! :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 17/2/12 4:47 AM

Hey...... I;ve tried this place before!! Had dinner here for BIL's birthday but it was at Putrajaya... :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 17/2/12 4:48 AM

Oooooooh I had the mutabel with pita bread too and mmg sedap la the mutabel, loved it! :* :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 17/2/12 4:50 AM

Nice ambience this place kan? We took up the entire corner like pic 17 so it was spacious and plenty of space for Issy to run around! :* :* :* :*

David Funk said... @ 17/2/12 7:54 AM

Hey Monica! :*

It has been a long time since commenting here!

Wow, eating at place in a museum-style setting looks awesome and leaves an impression that can't be forgotten! The price is reasonable considering that, too. Great pics

Hope you're well my friend! ;) :)

Anonymous said... @ 17/2/12 9:01 AM

Bukit Bintang will be another food paradise in KL, there is lots more nice restaurants around there. When the night fall, people also can enjoy the beautiful night view there. ;)

Bluedreamer said... @ 19/2/12 6:14 AM

wow so middle feels like you're in dubai or other middle east countries

Bluedreamer said... @ 19/2/12 6:15 AM

have you tried their shishas too? or those are just for display purposes??

Bluedreamer said... @ 19/2/12 6:17 AM

mutabel and pita bread sounds good to me... i wanna try i someday :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 7:28 AM

LJ! :* :*

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 7:54 AM

lol @ eating in a museum but yeah food and art go hand-in-hand! 8-)

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 7:56 AM

ya lah LJ..the price is resonable for the portion you get :)

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 7:57 AM

hahaha.. go lah Sahara opens until 5am! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 7:58 AM

Mariuca! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 7:58 AM

Morning sweetie..wakey2!! :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 8:01 AM

ohh I didn't know they've another branch in Putrajaya! 8-) 8-)

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 8:03 AM

haha yeah I loved it too! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 8:08 AM

ahh..wanna see ur BIL's birthday pics! hmm have u blogged about it or did I miss ur post? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 8:21 AM

Hi David!! yeah long time no see..I'm so glad to see u here.. ;) :)

I hope u're doing well too..oh I miss ur updates and hope to see u back to blogging soon! :-P

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 8:22 AM

Indeed!! ;) :)

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 8:25 AM

yeah restaurants catering to Arab flavor have been sprouting along Bintang Walk! :-D

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 8:39 AM

no, the restaurant offers shisha to their customers too...but I didn't try it :-D

Monica said... @ 20/2/12 8:39 AM

u must try! :-P :-P

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