>> June 23, 2012
I have heard a lot about Al-Alseel from friends and I think it was even referenced in SMH once. A Lebanese friend of mine loves it so it also had that additional vote of authenticity. She assured me that the 'local' branches of the restaurant in Greenacre and Lakemba were a lot better than the one in Surry Hills. Needless to say, we ended up at the Lakemba restaurant on a rainy night to undertake a feasting.
For dine-in customers, you receive the customary lebanese bread, pickles etc. I love using the bread to later dip into sauces.
As per usual, we completely over-ordered with our hungry eyes canvassing the menu at the start of the meal.
It was a generous serving size of baba ganouj and the two of us barely made a dent into it by the end of the meal.
The mixed plate was huge! For two girls - there were four kofta skewers, four chicken skewers and two skewers of lamb speared with onions.
We barely managed to make a dent into this too. My favourite was the kofta skewers because they were moist and flavoursome. The lamb skewers were very game-y.
And last but not least, who can resist ordering chips with garlic sauce at a lebanese restaurant?
The sight of that lightly whipped garlic sauce is always a joy. Great to use as a dip for the chips, the chicken, the lebanese bread....everything really, yum! Just make sure to have mints afterwards :)
What is your favourite Lebanese restaurant in Sydney?