Deli Moroccan Hot
If you have ever heard of Arab Street, then i bet you have seen or heard of Bussorah Street. This small restaurant is located along the shop houses near Sultan Mosque. They serve authentic Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food, one of the best to try.
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Worth a second chance
After having a relaxing massage from a nearby spa retreat, I popped by the restaurant for dinner. The restaurant is situated along a very busy street and was near Sultan Mosque, thus getting a seat for dinner was tough. It might be due to the high patronage that night, but the service was less than average with waitresses running around in panic and confusion. Waiting time for the food was about 45 minutes which caused most customers to be annoyed. The ambience was not too bad, however, we had to frustratingly speak at the top of our voices to actually have a conversation.
Once the food arrived and had been tasted, all our frustrations were soon forgotten. Their shish kebab dish served with coleslaw and fries, was to die for. We downed our meals with their lime & mint drinks, ending our satisfying dinner. Besides the minor set backs, I would definitely return for the delicious meal again. Probably during the non-peak period.
A good first impression.
Deli Moroccan isn't like your average restaurant. How often do you go get to taste Moroccan cuisine? Definitely not often to me.
I have to say that they have friendly services. When you need a seat, they make sure you have a seat. You don't go to a table, the table goes to you. I was pretty surprised at the effort they put in to make sure we'll get a chance to dine at the restaurant, it managed to get a good impression, at least from me.
Even though it is a little expensive as compared to the usual fast food restaurants and casual dining places, it is worth the unique taste. As a first timer, I decided to just try out their BBQ Chicken Kebab which was served with hummus, salad and fries. The highlight of the dish has got to be their cool sauce, hummus (yum!) I did not quite like the taste of the kebab itself, maybe because it was foreign to my tongue, but it was decent. Their apple juice though over-priced, was nice as well.
A pluspoint is that it has a good ambience despite part of the restaurant being outdoors. A nice view of the Sultan Mosque made the dining experience a good one too! Other than a few delays in their deliveries of food no thanks to the crowd during Ramadhan, it is definitely worth my $20. If I get the chance, I'll give that place a visit again.
Twice is not enough...
Deli Moroccan scores full marks as far as their food is concerned. I came here twice for a very specific reason, their Lamb Briyani. Both times I came with my buddy. On our first visit, we came during lunch service expecting to have our lamb biryani. We were disappointed to the point of being dismayed when we found out that the dish is only served during dinner service. At that time, I swore that I could smell lamb biryani in the air and we we told that true enough what we were smelling was really lamb biryani slow cooking so that it would be ready just in time for dinner. So we settled for fried biryani rice which was pretty nice and served in a very decent helping for the price charged.
Our second visit was for dinner weeks later during the Fasting month (technically breakfast for us). Between the two of us, we had 3 servings of the Lamb Biryani. The rice is very flavourful. If you are bothered by spices, let me assure you that theirs is mild, I could barely detect spiciness which is the norm in biryani elsewhere. The lamb is absolutely lovely. I could see (taste) why they took so long to cook it. The meat I got was a shank of lamb, meat still on bone. The meat peels off ever so gently and melts in your mouth releasing a gamey flavour. Seeing the bone I tried my luck and I was rewarded with a mouthful of marrow. Beautiful. I asked to go into the kitchen and I got to personally compliment the chef still slaving away over the stove. That apparently made his day.
Altogether my buddy and I paid about $40-ish for 3 servings of biryani and about 2 glasses of iced Moroccan mint tea and a pot of hot Moroccan Mint Tea. I thought its was good value. I'd come again just for the biryani.
It was a scorching hot day, I was shopping at Haji Lane with a friend and we were (desperately) seeking shelter & probably a couple of icy cold brain-freezing drinks! There were rows and rows of restaurants & bars at Kampong Glam, & we were practically spoilt for choice! Deli Moroccan wasnt exactly attractive, in fact, it was a little less than that.
There were several female waitress crowding the walkway, gesturing us to enter, somehow reminded me of the red-light district, not cool. I was about to make a quick escape when the logo rang a bell, i think i read a good review of it somewhere. We decided to give a shot. The interior was intricately beautiful, jewels & muslim cultural displays were all over, i especially loved the velvet carpet designs.
We ordered Moroccan Fried Rice, Mixed Kebab and Lemon Tea. My friend loved the fried rice, I believe it was the spices & nuts that gave the rice a unique taste. We were asked to choose between lamb, chicken & beef and when the meat came in bits (inside the rice) i must say, it was a little disappointing. The mixed kebab was rather filling, it was slightly burnt but to my liking. The saltiness was unbearable for me, but my friend said it was fine so oh well, depends on preferences. We both loved the lemon tea very much. It was served in a Arabic pot, the tea was aromatic and it had a tinge of sweetness, i loved it!
The down sides are the staff aren't very well-versed in English especially when you ask them questions about the dish, so you need to depend a lot on the pictures in the menu. But i guess that's because they receive more Malay guests. We were the only Chinese there & the Caucasian/Arab boss didnt host us because he thought we were from China! (hahhh!) Most of the food are available only after 6pm. You do need to check your bill because they charged one item wrongly for us, All in all a it was a very special experience for me! :)
So in love with the mixed kebab!
Located along the Bussorah street, Deli Moroccan serves the most palatable middle eastern cuisines. The restaurant has a very relaxing ambience where the diners can opt to have indoor and al fresco dining. The al fresco dining is indeed recommendable if the weather is cooling and not too scorching hot.
The service staffs are so friendly that they would check p on the customers every now and then in case the customers need any assistance.
A few dishes are must try, including the mixed kebab which is the combination of both chicken and beef with onions, garlics and spices. The dish is served well with lettuce, tomato and beans. Both chicken and beef meat are succulent, tender and juicy. I really love the delicious mixed kebab.
Aside from the kebab, the chicken tajin and beef tajin are very famous as well. They come in a gravy and with potatoes that would go really well with rice. The flavor is so aromatic.
As or the drinks, there are many unique beverages which you should try. One of them is the Moroccan Mint Tea which could serve 2 diners. The minty flavour is very refreshing and sweet. I would recommend you to try drinking this tea when you are having hot and spicy dish.
It has been quite sometime since i last visited my favorite Middle Eastern restaurant. Well, i have been busy trying out new food and i would like to share more here.
It is just a small restaurant with limited number of seats. The setting is simple with a tinge of Middle Eastern rich culture such as the decor used which includes the table and chair and carpet used.
There are two dishes that a must to try. One of them is their most authentic Kabsa Rice. It is a national dish in Saudi Arabia. They used long grain basmati rice and mix them with spices, vegetables and nuts. When i first tasted the Kabsa Rice (it comes in big quantity that you can even shared with your friend), i know i can finish them all. The mixture of spices used is very distinct. You can taste a wide selection of cardomom, saffron, cinnamon and bay leaves. Not forgetting the different type of nuts they have mixed together which includes almond and raisins. It might be quite a mouthful to have all these spices and nuts but this is what Kabsa Rice is about. It comes in different flavor ranging from Chicken to Mutton and even Lamb!
I tried the Lamb and it tasted better than Nasi Briyani. Perhaps due to the mixture of the right spices and nuts being used that make everything addictive.
To complete the meal, i ordered Mint Tea. I would say this is a special Mint Tea because it was served in a tea pot. If you look closely, they are using real Mint leaves which i believe was being soaked overnight to make a perfect Mint Tea. The sugar content was perfect because while it brings out the Mint flavor, it does have a bit of sweet taste in it.
In fact, a very nice meal to have by the beach. Sadly, it is along shop houses and small.
Overall, it is a go to try!