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Saturday 8 June 2013

Taste of Middle East (Yemeni Cuisine)

Taste of Middle East
Block-C-G-02 Jalan SP 5/4
Taman Serdang Perdana, Serdang
43300 Seri Kembangan
(Coordinates: 3° 2' 27.75", 101° 42' 27.25")

Yesterday we were at Taste of Asia, today its Taste of Middle East. We said that our taste buds have taken a definite swing in favour of Northeast Asian cuisines these days. Well, today we decided to add variety to our dining experience.

would not have found this place without GPS

right at the corner of the street

marvellous Yemeni cuisine

Courtesy of a meal set voucher purchased at for RM32 (worth RM63), we were acquainted with Yemeni cuisine. The set included (hold your breath!): -
  • Mandi (also known as Haneeth) chicken and lamb with rice, a traditional Yemeni dish usually made from basmati rice, meat (lamb or chicken), and a mixture of spices;
  • Yemeni salad made up of tomatoes, garlic, different seeds, cucumbers, chili peppers, mushrooms, olives and onions, mixed with olive oil;
  • Hummus, a Middle Eastern and Arabic food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic;
  • Malooga, a very large Yemeni flatbread;
  • Fried lamb strips; and
  • A bowl of vegetable soup for each of us.

 Mandi chicken and lamb with rice 

 Fried lamb strips with Yemeni salad 


3 bowls of vegetable soup

 Malooga, Yemeni flatbread 

The set did not include beverages, and we were encouraged to try Vimto, a softdrink tonic popular with the Yemeni people.

(very sweet!) Vimto

We were there pretty early (6:30PM) but after the better part of an hour we were still going hard at it. What looked like small portions turned out to be pretty generous by the time we were done eating.

time to put the camera away

bil hana wish shifa'!

Looks like Northeast Asian cuisine has a new contender for a spot in our weekend dining schedule!

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