For the first time I have to skip my posting that I MUST post this up first. Was very impress with the restaurant, and also the people from Egypt.
I got very very surprise that in Sri Petaling, there is actually 1 nice Arab restaurant here. Well, if you are nearby here, surely this shop will caught your attention as can consider one of the most good looking shop here during at night. Have to come here is because of company VIP client from Egypt that requested want to dine Arab food. So this is where my ah tau have arrange.
What I mean handsome of course by its outlook more yeng than any of the shops beside la..
When you walk in you will saw this miniature camel on the bottom left then house on top of it and also house next to the top right and of course the antique or signature look of Arab dining accessories.
There is 2 ways you can go up to the restaurant. 1. would be the Lift. 2.Exercise-climbing up the stairs. So I decided to do option 2 cuz I was impress by their own interior decoration full with wall painting, vase, tea pot like the Ali Baba style.. What I could not find is the Gennie in the bottle look thing. Sure I do would like to have my 3 wishes and were walking up you already got 50% of Arab feeling.
When I reached the restaurant I was like wowwww…in my heart. What a nice place that they had change the whole shop to be. All the walls full with different kind of utensils, kitchenware and others.
Alot of collection around the area whereby you can just walk around and look if there is not customer on their respective table. When I arrive I am still able to do that.
It was quite empty during that day, but as it is getting late the crowd start to pour in but most of the customer are from Middle East. The ambiance is surely good.
I don know what is this called but just took a pic as it was just right beside me.
Then of course all of the dining table is full with this tea pot. It is something very unique and to pour the water you have to push the top tip down in order to be able to let the water flow out. Something like a gun, you have to lift up the pin in order to shoot. Was wondering am I able to bring that pot back.
This is the menu which suits with the restaurant ambiances.
Looking at the menu, I look at the pictures to judge what food I want to eat for the night. It seems like everything is yummy and the choices is alot.
So we start off the night with our drinks which is from top left to right
Aden Tea : taste more like teh halia. Nothing special. so RM10 for this.
Mix Fruit : Did not taste cuz was ordered by the Egyptians RM10
Ice Lemon Tea: uniquely from left is the sugar syrup, then next is the lemonade juice and only reach the pot of Ice Tea. It is for you to mix and match your own style of the taste. Be a mini table bar tender for the night. RM 10 for this.
Carrot Juice: is normal carrot juice. Nothing special RM10
There are another 4 more drinks that they ordered which is more unique that they recommend but I cant just go there and took all the pic because it was company VIP client. So just can took what is around me.
When I first stare at this it looks more like a bun to me but it is what they said high premium bread which I think its Pita Bread, compare to what they had in their home country. We were taught how to eat this with the rest of the entree on the table.
The first lesson of the night was to peal the pita bread then make it like a V shape in order for us to dip into the entree and hook some of the sauce up with the ingredient so that you can get to taste more of it.
Instead of what I always do is peel, then just deep and hantam the rest of it like a hungry person.
So end up all our meals were ordered by the Egyptian as they recommend what is good and famous back in their home country. So we just follow the flow for the night.
Start the first entree for the night. At first glance, I thought it was a tuna spread but turns out to be a ‘Baba Ghanough‘ its a mixture of don know what in there but it taste real good when you eat it with the bun you would want a second piece. RM12
ahhh…haaa..This really looks like yogurt. It is some kind of cream which I do not know what it is just eat accordingly. It is also to eat along with the bread. ‘Tahina Sauce’ RM5
All time not my favourite ‘Pickled Vegetable’ RM5 each. I have try my best on tasting it but still yucks!
‘Lentil Soup’ RM 8 Do not have a chance to try this as it was one of the client who ordered it.Haih…
This is what I called the Arab Karipop.. It is actually ‘Sambosa Lamb’ RM10
This is what it looks like on the inside, were very nicely chopped into very mini pieces and while you eat it, you can just taste the lamb taste very nice and perfect with the Tahina sauce given. Due to limited pieces I could not have 2.
To me this is more like a mixture of self mix of everything. It is a bit cold but the taste a bit spicy, sour and mild good to eat with rice as side dish or with pita bread. Taste someting like we used to eat when we took nasi Briyani but of course taste much better.
‘Mixed Vege Chicken Tagen‘. A very unique pot they have come along with it but the best thing is after so many donkey years that I left high school science lab and at last I get to see it again a ‘Pununu Buncen‘ was there burning to make sure that the dish is kept warm and abit boiling.
It taste more like a Minestrone Soup. Just that the taste in it not as strong as that. It is mild. The texture of the soup is not too thick and too watery. Eat perfectly good with pita bread or with the Al-Diafah rice. I was enjoying my dish with both ways and also recommend my friend to try it. RM15
The other dish which I did not manage to snap the pic but the client want us to try is the ‘Fried Lamb Meat,Liver and Kidney’ which once I had a mouth of it, I wanted to ask for more. The Highly Recommend by me. RM35
The other one would be ‘Potato Chicken Tagen‘. The chicken was well cook to softness and not very spicy but taste very mild. Perfect to eat with the rice for a good dish opener. RM15
‘Mixed Grill’ was highly recommended by the client, mentioning we should not miss this. So my friend she ordered this with a mixture of Lamb,Chicken and Beef(if not mistaken). Although it is a bit too dry for the lamb but the aroma is there. If were abit juicy, wow, it just taste perfect. The chicken is tenduri chicken, so nothing much to comment on that as it taste normal and lastly it was a roll of beef which taste so soft and tender, taste like specially marinated. The best of all compare to the other 2. RM35
‘Madby Lamb’ which is also highly recommend by the client. Which I totally agree with him. Although it is not very big place and the lamb is only 4 pieces which honestly cant really even fill my stomach if there were no pita bread entree.
The lamb was well marinated, and the taste of the lamb smell is not strong which some people don like and I prefer the taste or smell is stronger. The meat was grilled to perfection, juicy and soft which again were thought to use hand instead of cutleries. Finish my dish and I was hunting for more, look at my friend’s dish see whether I can try to taste her portion. RM35
‘Grilled Prawn’ RM45 Never had a chance to try this but it sure do look very good and taste nice as the feedback came over that the prawn is very fresh.
‘BBQ Chicken-AL Diafah Rice’ The chicken taste normal, nothing much to comment. To me it is more like a tendori chicken. RM20
‘AL Diafah Rice’ The rice is very very nice. The taste of it and the aroma when you eat it with the main dish or the entree you eat. It goes along very well. Was not too dry or oily. RM7
‘Ping Pong’ By the name itself it sure do sounds very funny. The 2 desert was highly recommend by the client saying that we must try and insist we must. I always thought that their desert would be very sweet but then turns out to be not. But to me after heavy eating I feel that I cant really taste this desert, taste more like the stall at Pavilion selling yau char kuai with the ball ball thing. Taste not much different. RM6
When I saw this, I was very happy, I thought it was Cinamon stick. Turns out to be not. It is someting soft soft do not really know how to describe. It is ‘Tamaribnd’ RM6
While we were eating the client was telling us about some culture exchange of what they have and adopt in Egypt that I want to post it as another part as I find it very interesting. Part 2, coming soon.
I must seriously say that Egyptions, they are a good food eater. They just eat and eat alot. After all the food on the table, they went off to another table to enjoy themself with a cup of tea and desert.
Because of their very good service, and ambience and the food quality not the very best, they deserve it which I also think that their pricing is okay. Total bill came out to RM415
Food rating 9/10 , – Above Average, Recommended~
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-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Al Diafah Restaurant
43-1 and 45-1 Jalan Radin Anum
Seri Petaling Kuala Lumpur
Oppsite Sri Petaling Hotel,
same strech as Maybank.
Tel No: 03 – 9059 6237
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