Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Al Aseel - Surry Hills, Sydney

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. 

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Vivian - vxdollface said...

i always ask for extra garlic at all lebanese restaurants ^^" but yeah it is hard to beat el jannah!

missklicious said...

Viv - El Jannah garlic sauce is so addictive!

thanhalang said...

I went to Al Aseel the other day as well, the Greenacre store.

Best Lebanese restaurant!!

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