28 Jun Rumi, Brunswick East
Today we took a trip out to try some Middle Eastern food, which is not a cuisine I’m too familiar with. The food items were divided into three sections on the menu, corresponding to the three different serving sizes of sharing plates. For the two of us, we chose one medium-sized dish, the BBQ lamb ribs, and two larger plates of quail ‘Joojeh’ kebab al-sikbaj and khoresht ghalieh mahi (South Iranian fish stew).
The succulent quail went nicely with the tartness from the cumquat. This was my favourite of the three dishes we tried. We also received some flatbread, though I’m not sure if it’s given to every table or only with certain dishes.
The BBQ lamb ribs packed a good flavour-punch, and thankfully not that of gamey lamb.
The Iranian fish stew reminded me of one of the Indian seafood curry packet mixes mum uses, probably because of the tamarind. The flavours didn’t seem to have penetrated the fish meat, but fortunately the sauce and other elements were tasty and satisfying, especially on a chilly night like tonight. Its leftover sauce was also well suited to mopping up with flatbread.
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