Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fruit of Lebanon Restaurant

Fruit of Lebanon is one of the restaurants along the famous tourist belt of Batu Ferringhi. It serves Malaysian, Western, Italian and more importantly Middle Eastern food, which was why we were there.

This was our 2nd visit after a satisfying meal there the first round a few months ago. We have been searching for a Middle Eastern / Meditteranean restaurant in Penang for quite some before we found this one.

Lemon Mint (RM8) & Lebanese Cocktail (RM11)

The Lebanese cocktail doesn't contain any alchohol and is a mixture of apple, orange, pineapple and strawberry juice.

The Lemon Mint juice is a mixture of lemon juice and lots of mint with shaved ice. Very refreshing and very highly recommended.

Tabbouleh (RM8.50)

The tabbouleh is an appetizer with finely chopped parsley, tomato, mint, olive oil, lime juice and herbs. The greens were indeed very fresh.

Wine Leaves (RM9.50)

Stuffed wine (or also known as vine) leaves dish is a type of dolma which is a stuffed vegetable dish. The filling consists of rice, herbs etc. and it is cooked with olive oil. It is also an appertizer and is a cold dish. We have always loved this appertizer and this restaurant has not failed us.

Lentil Soup (RM6.00)

The lentil soup is very thick and went very well with a squeeze of lime juice. We absolutely loved this soup.

Mixed Grill (RM35.00)

This was our personal favourite! The grilled meat (lamb kebab, chicken, lamb) was very juicy and grilled to perfection. Definitely a must try.

Do note that the Turkish coffee is quite different from our normal coffee. It should be taken when hot and the the thick layer of sludgy grounds at the bottom of the cup is left behind. Anyways, it is worth a try if you want something different.

Mint Tea (RM5.00)

Shisha in multiple flavours are also available here.

According to the owner, Mashitha, the current chef of the restaurant is an Egyptian. She is expecting a Lebanese and another chef from India to join her restaurant from May onwards. She has promised a more authentic North Indian cuisine especially the briyani and more Middle Eastern dishes to be added to the menu by then.

When the bill came, Mashitha told us that the Turkish coffee and mint tea were on the house. It was a pleasant surprise for us and a good dining experience indeed!

Fruit of Lebanon Restaurant
109A Jalan Batu Ferringhi
Tel: 04-8813228 / 012-9042228 (Mashitha)
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