Had a youth sunday post-celebration dinner at Casserole. The restaurant has an interesting dining concept; family dining. I like the concept as I can get to try many kinds of food! Yums.
Welcome to the world of Middle East; feel like I am in the world of Ali Baba and Arabian Nights.
The tangy salad was a great starter to whet our appetite; welcoming us to what was to come…
Whatever follows is food for 4 PERSONS. Look at the 2-tier trolley filled with food! Do authentic Middle Easterners really eat that much food?
The kambing (mutton) soup was really delicious, flavorful and not too heavy on the stomach. I like the hint of game in the soup.
The bread went so well with the soup that I felt sad I needed to stop to eat the mains. Look at the brightly colored tagine: so exciting to know what was underneath.
Tender chicken flavored with spices and the tang of the lemon was beckoning me to dip the bread into the sauce again.
I think this was beef stew, can’t really remember so I think was not a very impressionable dish.
The meats all came with rice or couscous; it was really carbo overload but all the carbos were so delicious. I wonder how the Middle Easterners maintain their weight if they eat this everyday? If you like Indian food, this will go well with you. Though couscous is healthier, I prefer the rice pilaf on the right, the raisins and nuts lend a great texture to the rice.
Feast fitting of the celebration. It was quite an enjoyment to have communal dining together.
Turkish tea. I think it was peppermint something.
I think this is baklava. This was one of the sweetest dessert I have ever eaten which I could not really enjoy especially after such a carbo-laden main.
Everything is about nuts and spices in the culture.
This ordinary apple pie packs a punch. I think I reached my max in terms of nuts and spices so this became like a comfort food after dinner. I still like my normal looking desserts.