AL-AMAR Pavilion MIGF 2010

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It was a great weekend to start off, I set myself indulging delicious middle eastern cuisine at Al-Amar with a group of foodies. It was the Al-Amar’s Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) Menu that caught our attention and it was something truly different than the usual. A scrumptious evening of Lebanese fine dining.

The Cold Mezze Palette

The menu festival at Al-Amar first introduce their cold mezze palette consist of Pink Hommos, Moustabbal with Avocado and Rocket Beetroot Salad. The Pink Hommos was truly interesting and too beautiful to look at. I like the colour and the taste was refreshing too, having it over my hand peeled pieces of warm pita bread was absolutely amazing delicious. It was perfectly done with mashed chick peas, sesame seed paste and the flavour was accelerated with a touch of special spices, lemon juice and olive oil. To be truthful, I don’t mind having another serving of this awesome snack. It was truly addictive! :)

Pink Hommos
The Pink Hommos

Mountabbal with Avacado
Mountabbal with Avacado

I found yet another interesting snack that I had before but with an interesting twist. I love moutabbal but finding mine with added mashed avocado was intriguing. Here this dish was prepared with mashed grilled eggplant with added sesame sees paste and flavoured with lime juice, fresh smashed avocado, garlic and olive oil. Yet it went very well with warm serving of pita bread.

Rocket Beetroot Salad
Rocket Beetroot Salad

The Rocket Beetroot served complimented both of the dips marvellously as it was really refreshing with mild sweetness and just simple light to have. The whole plate was so well incoperated and the cross tasting of the dishes on the plate was absolutely well calculated. I like it.

pita bread
Pita Bread

MOUTABBAL
(4 servings – a recipe provided by Al-Amar)

Ingredients
1kg Round Eggplant
80gm Tahina Sauce
2gm Salt
3gm Lemon Juice
5 Ice Cubes

Method
1. Grill the eggplant for 15 minutes.
2. Peel the skin off.
3. Then mash the eggplant to small pieces with a knife.
4. Add the tahina sauce and then comnbine the rest of the ingredients.
5. Serve with warm fresh pita bread.

The Hot Mezze Duo

Soujouk
The Soujouk

Next came the hot palette, coinsistes of two dishes, The Soujouk and Shrimp Falafel. The Soujouk was simple, bits of Lebanese spicy sausages poised on a quail egg awhie served with pomegranate sauce. It was light and not heavy at all.

Shrimp Falafel
The Shrimp Falafel

The Shrimp Falafel was interesting to have. I knew it was a prawn dish as I saw the tail hanging out from the fritter but the outer stuffing caught me by surprised. It was tasty. I just love the idea of having chick peas and split pea mashed as stuffing over the king prawn. It was something different and the pistachio sauce was flavorful.

Mains

Grilled Kafta
The Grilled Kafta

The grilled Kafta was done perfectly to my liking. The minced Lamb was truly well seasoned and flavourful. The rosti was deliciously done too and pairing the two ending up a delicous mouthering dish. I don’t mind haivng another one. :)

steamed roll of stuffed chicken breast
The Steamed Roll of Stuffed Chicken Breast

Some of us opted having the Steamed Roll of Stuffed Chicken Breast instead of the Lamb Kafta. The chicken roll was flavoured with rosemary and stuffed with chicken liver. I had a bite, it was nice but I still prefer my Grilled Kafta Lamb as it was much flavourful in taste.

The Delices d’Orient

Aish El Saraya
The Aish El Saraya

We finished of the meal with a sweet Lebanese dessert, Aish El Saraya a creamy pudding topped with pistachios and a drizzled with a touch of sweet light syrup. At Al-Amar, I never fail of having a cup of brew Lebanese coffee before leaving.

Lebanese Coffee
The Lebanese Coffee

It was the delicious Lebanese food and great atmosphere at Al-Amar that alway attracted me to come back for more. It was a lovely night . . . . . . . Sidney Kan

Al-AmarPavilion Kuala Lumpur
Lot 6.10, Level 6
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
www.al-amar.com
Tel No: 03-2166 1011

8 Comments

  • October 10, 2010 - 3:27 pm | Permalink

    A great Lebanese and Unique creations for the food festival.
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  • October 11, 2010 - 2:44 am | Permalink

    Such nice food, I’m jealous!
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  • October 11, 2010 - 10:32 am | Permalink

    oh my gosh~~ what a lovely fine dining dishes!!!!
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  • October 11, 2010 - 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I like the lamb :)
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  • October 11, 2010 - 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Lebanese cuisine is indeed interesting. Sure like to drop in Al-Amar to try out the food.
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  • October 11, 2010 - 5:35 pm | Permalink

    An amazing spread of food indeed!
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  • October 11, 2010 - 10:13 pm | Permalink

    i love Al-amar !! definitely going to bring my mom there soon.

  • October 14, 2010 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Where oh where did I see an Al-Amar Express recently? Hmm ….

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