Picking up where we left off in the previous post, we left Qasr al Watan
right after the light and sound show and arrived at Marina Mall
soon after. The show left us absolutely famished so Ginny and Sern thought it a good idea for us to sample some authentic Lebanese cuisine for a change.
|we've arrived at Marina Mall|
|up to the 1st floor|
|fancy a bird's eye view of the city?|
boasts “age-old tradition and timeless
recipes that have been passed down through generations”
|a welcoming committee out front|
|I lingered outside|
|to capture a few shots of the entire restaurant|
|made easy since there were no one else dining|
|we sat down|
|and begun ordering|
There is even a story behind the restaurant in the form of a
little girl named Dalia: "It all started in the early 1900’s when a little
girl named Dalia grew up watching her mother prepare traditional Lebanese
delicacies in the suburbs of Beirut.
Even at such a young age, she was fascinated by her mother’s cooking and
simply adored authentic Lebanese cuisine. Dalia’s own passion for preparing fresh food bloomed when
she got a job at a local restaurant. Fuelled by a desire to produce only the
best product, she worked relentlessly to learn every aspect of the business.
She spent a great deal of time in the kitchen and thrived on creating her own
dishes." Whether or not it is true is another matter, but an interesting story nonetheless.
|we were so hungry...|
|that we forgot to take more photos...|
|of the meal before us|
Our first experience with Lebanese cuisine was not a disappointment. Far from it, we enjoyed every single morsel of food that was laid before us. Brendan was
mightily impressed with the pizza (of all things!) while we relished the Fajita
Sandwich and Villa Kafta immensely. The glorious and generous portions
overwhelmed us, but who are we to complain? Oh, and the service was excellent
by the way.
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