Sunday, June 04, 2017

Dinner at El Manara, Lakemba

Hi all, its been a while since I "B" and the various members of the clan updated this blog of ours. All of us have been busy with life and the intricacies it holds.

However, since I have more free time on my hands now, I will kick start with some Lebanese food at our favourite joint at Lakemba.

"L" and I were contemplating what to have for dinner. The heavy rain just ended. The ambient temperature was about 16 Degrees and I was craving grilled meats and Baba ghanoush and perhaps all things Lebanese at that critical time.

So we bit the bullet, braved the rain and cold, and made the 45 minute drive to Lakemba. Much to our delight and we were just on time for the Ramadan Street food festivities as well (which will be covered in the next blog entry).

So we got down to business, ordered a mixed-plate each and enjoyed every single morsel whilst watching the crowds of people go by outside with eager anticipation....

Each mixed plate comes with a Kibbeh, 3 Falafels, Tabouli, 1 stick of grilled lamb, 1 stick of grilled lamb kafta, chicken meat and a dip (baba ganoush or hommus) of your choice.

Along with the mains comes unlimited breads (which L and I don't really eat), garlic sauce, tahini/labneh sauce? and a fresh chilli padi which packed a punch!

They also give you a selection of pickles, fresh tomates and mint leaves as they do back in Lebanon I'm assuming?

An as with most meals, an extra drizzle of extra virgin olive oil always brings it to the next level (unless you're eating durian or haggis or raw chicken intestine sashimi..... :S)

P.S: The interior d├ęcor of this joint isn't the most chic nor in vogue but the food is awesome.

El Manara Lebanese Restaurant Website

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