Saturday, October 24, 2009


One Friday night we went for another good deal dinner at Kazbah (the SIFF promotion)

At 6.30 pm., we were the first table in the restaurant. The decoration is so beautiful and charming.

3 courses for $25, the dishes were served in a "share style". All the food name is so difficult to pronounce or remember, I knew just a few dishes. When we sat down, the friendly waiter served us the table water from the very nice jug followed by Turkish bread with olive oil and dukkha.


There were Oohh and Aahhh when the first dish came. The presentation were so impressive. It consists of :

Fried Cauliflower, Eggplant Jam, Pinenuts & Yoghurt Tahini

Only thing I remember is it was nice starter.

Ras el Hanout Kataifi Prawns & Muhamara Sauce

This were so nice. The rice noodle outside were crisp but not too oily at all. The prawn were super fresh, and a little bit spicy from the sauce...

Char-grilled Quail & Pomegranate Sauce

The quail were cooked beautifully. Ping and Ta really like it so much. The pomegranate sauce was a bit sweet and sour, made the dish interesting.

Dips : Hummus, Taramasalata, Babaganouj

I love it all, even Taramasalata was a bit fishy but all was very yummy.

When we finished the dish, we were so excited about the coming main.

Happy meal, happy girls !

The plate was so pretty..hehe

Main 1 : Casablanca Royale Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Braised Vegetables, Sultana Jam, Steamed Couscous

THIS WAS AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL DISH ! We all love it, and still dream about it everyday. It was really nice until I wanted to give it my tears (of happiness...hahahahha)

Condiments : Chillis, Preserved Lemon and Yoghurt

I like the lemon, when eat the lamb with all condiments, tasty ! (having it alone also very nice already)

Super tender and delicious.

Main 2 : Pan Fried Duck Breast with Falafel, Honey Baked Quince & Sweet Potato Chips

First time I saw the dish, it looked like nothing special but Kazbah is not disappointing, the tasty juicy meat and crisp skin satisfied us.

We were talking that they made a great job with entree and main. Let's see the dessert.


Fig & Halawa Bisteeya with White Peach Sorbet
Sahleb - Middle Eastern Milk Pudding, Fresh Berry Compote
Quince & Almond Tart with White Peach Sorbet

All were great again, I really like the peach sorbet, super refreshing !


The service is very friendly and the food was absolutely wonderful. It is the place I would love to take my family, friends or visitor to try. Such a memorable meal. Definitely come back for thier famous breakfast and more dinner.

379 Darling St., Balmain NSW 2041
Tel : (02) 9555 7067


Betty @ The Hungry Girl said...

Wow, that's such a great deal. I've only been to Kazbah once for their breakfast, and I absolutely loved it! How cool are the water jugs?! Hehe. I need need to revisit, I think!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

The food there is great and I love the plates and the tagines that they have decorating the place! :D

Trissa said...

I've only been there during breakfast but this post will definitely motivate me to go there for dinner now!

Heidi said...

Ja, did you change your camera? The photos looked different. Better!

joey@campgrenada said...

Wow, the lamb shoulder looks so good! And the plates definitely are pretty.

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

Betty : yeah, I have heard a lot about thier wonderful breakfast.. definitely go try :)

Lorraine : I love the plates and the deco too

Trissa : dinner is surprisingly fantastic.. I will have another dinner and breakfast before I go back to Thailand for sure.

Heidi : nope, still the old one... You like it? :D thankssss. Maybe because the light? but its quite dark after the first dish, so I just use the photoshop adjust the light and brightness.. something like that.

Joey : I still dream about that lamb everyday hahaha...

panda said...

the lamb main with couscous is huge! i like the look of the prawns also :D will definitely try out this place soon!

JT said...

I love Kazbah, I used to live down the road but now will cross town to visit. In fact am going tonight for dinner! You must must must go for breakfast, and if possible, get a group of 6+ together and order the banquet! Happy eating!!

Bean Sprout's Cafe said...

Jenny : long time never talk... about the lamb, after we took a first bite, we all wish it bigger... haha

JT : We (4 people) have booked for breakfast this Saturday. I am excited :D