Al-Halabi @ JW Marriott

May 24, 2010

A strikingly beautiful outlet, nestled one floor below the JW Marriott's lobby.

The menu here is as impressive as the decor, with several recipes that only a small handful of KL's Middle Eastern restaurants seem to offer.

The complimentary bread was excellent. Warm, fresh and fluffy.

Spinach with olive oil. Can't get healthier than this.

Shakshouka (fried eggs with tomatoes). Tasted nearly like Chinese scrambled eggs, except that the Chinese might not use tomatoes, right?

Saj bread with olive oil & zaatar (a condiment of herbs, spices & sesame seeds). Rather salty, but would satisfy any carbohydrate cravings.

Mini-pie topped with meat & muhammara (a walnut and pepper dip). Hands-down, the yummiest item that night, thanks to its brilliantly nutty flavour.

Dessert platter of baklava. Supremely sweet.

Rice pudding. Seemed like a Middle Eastern version of tiramisu.

Steaming hot Arabic tea.

Apple shisha.

Al-Halabi Lounge,
JW Marriott.