Wanted to try something new so we settled on an Egyptian meal for Easter Sunday night - we were not disappointed! The restaurant was pretty quiet when we first arrived, but soon filled up with lots of customers. It was obvious that the restaurant is understaffed - so please be patient with the wait staff! It is a big restaurant.
The portion sizes are massive, we ended up ordering 4 mains to share amongst 5 and even that we were struggling to finish. Each dish was cooked in individual clay pots and we were given sharing plates.
The Sayadia was the best! The fish fillet pieces, calamari and prawn were fried in a batter that was so crispy and tasty even after it was baked on top of the bed of rice. This dish was so tasty and seasoned to perfection. It is a baked dish so the top is dry and crispy almost while the bottom is still moist.
Another top dish was the Lamb Shank Fattah! So worth it because it comes with a massive piece of lamb shank that has so much meat that fell right off the bone. The rice was cooked with pieces of angel hair and was so tasty and oily from all the lamb bone broth. I love the pieces of fried bread they added on top, the crispiness gave the dish a great contrast in texture and really enhanced the flavour overall.
The Kawarah dish came with a seperate bowl of what i believe is bone broth, super starchy, sticky and tasty. The rice dish was already pretty soupy and wet, the slow cooked Buffalo trotters were so gooey and soft. It is very similar to beef tendons but way softer! Came with bones from the trotted that was super flavourful and sweet. Rice was also super yummy and paired beautifully with the fried bread!
The Moussaka tasted very similar to an eggplant + beef mince lasagna - without the lasagna sheets. It was baked with tomato purée and topped with béchamel sauce, so it makes sense why it tasted very much like a lasagna. Not bad, it was tasty but not my favourite.
Overall experience was great, new and interesting new flavours!
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