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Friday, February 20, 2009
30 Bussorah Street
Our marketing group meeting today encompassed an eating session too and I was handed the task of sourcing the place for dinner. Ever since I've tasted middle east cuisine in New Zealand, I've liked it a lot as it uses many different spices and herbs for the fragrance. When googling online, I came across Deli Moroccan accidentally and decided to have a go at it since the reviews were quite good.
We were one of the earliest diners there and the waiter immediately ushered us to a table outdoor as it was al fresco dining. The menu was quite limited and comprised mainly of beef, lamb and chicken dishes. In the end, I chose the Hammoos Musharmai ($4.50) which was whole chickpeas simmered in a tangy tomato base sauce. Initially, I thought that I would probably still be hungry after eating this but the portion turned out to be very generous!
Zhi Hong ordered the beef tagine ($7.50) which is one of the cafe's specialties. Zhi Peng kept making fun of the tagine as the mushy form looked like a pile of you-know. I tasted it and it was quite good with a good balance of spices.
Both Hui Ling and Wan Ying had the Chicken Kebab with Fries ($7.60). Again, the portion was huge and Wan Ying couldn't finish it. I was surprised that the kebabs were served in chopped pieces rather than skewered.
The Moroccan Beef Kebab ($5.60) was also not skewered but served like a piece of thin steak. Zhi Peng said it tasted similar to the army's cookhouse version which I didn't think that's a compliment.
The cafe seems to be rather popular as people were waiting for an available table by 7pm. Personally, I liked the food and service but somehow, I sensed that I was the only one who enjoyed dinner. The rest of my group seemed to find it merely average. Nevertheless, I see myself coming back here soon to explore the rest of quaint cafes along the street. It's truly a new experience dining under the stars and with the mosque providing a backdrop to the meal.
Labels: Middle East
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