On the search for some good middle eastern food, we stumble across Al Aseel in Surry Hills. The original store is in Greenacre, and there's also a couple of other stores that have opened since.
We choose a table in the outdoor area, across from some men who are enjoying a smoke with a hookah, an interesting looking pipe with water.
A colourful selection of olive and pickles to nibble on whilst waiting for our food.
The wait time isn't long at all, and we get our food brought out quickly.
A seemingly endless lebanese bread supply
A mixed platter of their entrees including;
falafel - a traditional vegetaria croquette made from chickpeas and seven secret spices (ooh, intriguing!)
ladies fingers - homemade pastry filled with cheese, mince meat and parsley
sambousek - pastry pocket stuffed with spiced meat
fried kibbe - spicy minced meat stuffed inside a tast blend of kibbe and crushed what, deep fried in cotton seed oil
Al Aseel mixed plate - skewers of marinated BBQ chicken breast, lamb & kafta with tabouli, baba ganouj, hommous, garlic dip and falafel
A decent spot to satisfy any middle eastern food cravings, though I think it's hard for anyone to beat the garlic sauce at El Jannah.