Almazett Lebanese Restaurant

Almazett 208 Balaclava Road Caulfield Pleasant and old school Lebanese restaurant, supposedly the oldest in Melbourne. First time eating Lebanese foods, so our friendly server was very helpful! Food was good, if different from what I’m used to. Gets points for service, loses points for the high price.  Complimentary carrots and pickled turnips Complimentary starter. […]

Almazett

208 Balaclava Road
Caulfield
Pleasant and old school Lebanese restaurant, supposedly the oldest in Melbourne. First time eating Lebanese foods, so our friendly server was very helpful! Food was good, if different from what I’m used to. Gets points for service, loses points for the high price. 

Complimentary carrots and pickled turnips

Complimentary starter. Took me a while to realise no vegetable is that pink without a bit of help. 7/10

Almaza (Lebanon) $8

Light and refreshing pilsner! Hard to find in big chain bottle shops. Delightful. 8/10


Fatayer Bi Jibneh $9
Baked filo pastry with feta cheese and herbs

Was expecting the Borg’s ‘triangles’, but this is more legit. It’s okay. Not much flavour. 6/10

Felafel $9
Deep fried mixture of chick-peas, broad beans, coriander and spices, served on a bed of lettuce and tomato with tahini

Good vegetarian option, like eating fried biscuit balls. Apparently that white sauce is made from sesame seeds, but I just taste yoghurt. 6/10

Rice side dish
Haven’t seen rice cooked like this before, it was very nice with the beans. 6/10

Beans side dish

Beans were good as a vegetable option. It was pretty good. And no, felafel isn’t a vegetable dish.  7/10


Kibbi Bi Lakteen $24
Baked pumpkin and crushed wheat stuffed with spinach, onion and pine nuts

Floury and doughy, didn’t taste much pumpkin. Bit of a chore to eat. Overpriced for sure. 4/10

Shish Tawook $24
3 barbecue skewers of marinated chicken breast with fresh garlic and lemon

I wonder why this costs so much? It’s dry chicken breast – not that much flavour, not special at all. 3/10

Baklawa & Rahet El Halkoum
Layers of filo pastry filled with crushed nuts and drizzled blossom syrup and traditional Turkish delight

Complimentary take away dessert samples! Very hospitable of our server when she found out my guest was visiting from overseas. Normally you pay for it.

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