So I have driven past this place at least a thousand times and have finally stopped by to try it out.
Why I waited so long, I have no idea. There’s always something happening on the weekend, during the week I tend to cook and whenever I’ve driven past it’s to go and visit my parents. It’s been on the list for awhile now so when they reached out and invited me to try some of their dishes I couldn’t say no.
Located on the corner of Burnett and Chester Streets, you can’t miss it. There’s a big smiling Santa strategically placed out the front inviting anyone who goes past to come inside and stuff their face with delicious Lebanese eats.
They may specialise in charcoal chicken but there is much more to their menu. They even have quite a few vegetarian dishes and have a load of dessert!
We started off with the cauliflower which had a tahini sauce in the middle. This was definitely one of my favourites. It was flavoursome and had a nice char flavour to the cauliflower.
We also had a hommus dip which was made with chickpeas, blended with tahini and lemon juice. It had a generous amount of olive oil in the middle and went really well with all of the other dishes we had.
The fattoush salad was amazing! It was served in a basket of fried bread and had lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish, parsley, onion, shallots and mint. Dressed in lemon juice, pomegranate and olive oil, it’s definitely one to order.
The cheese sumbusik is one for everyone. Fetta and oregano wrapped in pastry, it is generously filled and so easy to eat!
Their signature chicken with chips, hummus and tabouli is no disappointment. It is flavoursome and juicy and the chips were also right on point.
The shish kebab roll has charcoal lamb, lettuce, tomato, cooked onion and pickles. The lamb was cooked well and the salad made it really light to eat.
Their char grilled chicken burger is one for the spice lovers. It has char grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato and La Mono sauce. This has a nice kick to it and is sure to make you want more.
For drinks I had the lemon and mint which is perfect in the hot weather we’ve been having lately. Super refreshing, it leaves you with a cleansed palate after each sip.
The XXX cocktail is a layered drink containing avocado, strawberry, tropical and mango flavours. It’s always a spin out when I discover avocado in a drink that’s not Asian. This one was actually done well!
The strawberry cocktail was made of strawberry and banana which made it nice and thick. This could be a meal on its own as it’s quite filling.
For dessert we had a chocolate Sundae which was just like a traditional one with layers of chocolate ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. It definitely gets a thumbs up!
The Nutella crepe also hit the spot. Filled with strawberries and banana, a generous amount of Nutella and servedwith a side of vanilla ice cream. It’s definitely a go to!
I’m bummed that I hadn’t visited this place earlier as I’ll definitely be going back!
Have you been to one of the stores before? How does it compare to the the one at Merrylands?