Earth Hour @ Tarbush, Starhill
March 31, 2010
Like many other commercial venues, Starhill's Feast Gallery was plunged into darkness for 60 minutes on a recent Saturday night to mark Earth Hour.
Candles were the main source of lighting for the entire floor; some customers did appear to have trouble reading the menu and seeing their food.
We spent the time at Tarbush, which was a bit better lit than other restaurants.
This outlet attracts brisk business from Arab visitors; its ambiance is a notch above the other Middle Eastern eateries at Bukit Bintang, even though its food isn't exceptional.
The pita bread was cold, while the olives & pickled cucumber weren't too appetizing.
Arayes Lamb (minced meat, onion & tomato stuffed in Lebanese grilled bread). Flavourful, but rather dry. Maybe we should have ordered some hummus.
Spring chicken. Well-marinated and reasonably tender, but the highlight on this platter was a creamy garlic dip that worked wonders with the meat and french fries.
Grilled garoupa. Charred on the outside, but fairly moist inside. A fresh, hearty fish that retained its natural sweetness (though we still prefer our fish steamed).
Baklawa. Nut-filled pastries. Not overly sweet, thankfully.
Mahalabia. This milk cream pudding with chopped pistachios had a medicinal flavour that left a strange aftertaste.
Voila! Let there be light!
Starhill Feast Gallery.
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