British restaurant-goers are increasingly saying "arrivederci" to spaghetti and garlic bread and turning their attention to dishes such as tabbouleh
, falafel and fried plantain, research indicates.
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The lunch menu features staples including tabbouleh
, and hummus salad; there's a grill selection with some of the best gambas in town; and there's the obligatory lamb tagine, which is impressively theatrical, arriving with a sizzle and clad in a crispy shell of caramelised almonds.
Signature dishes include Tabbouleh
salad with sumac prawns, pomegranate, tomato and lemon Tortellini filled with artichoke, baked tofu, roasted nuts, edamame beans, pesto with coconut veloute Homemade squid ink burger with Pico De Gallo, guacamole, Australian prime ground beef, citrus BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese and jalapeao cilantro Coconut stuffed Sri Lankan crepes with strawberries, pine nuts and honey ice cream amongst others.
One of my favorite starters was their tabbouleh
, a parsley salad with burghul and tomatoes.
Some of these recipes include stuffed bell peppers, cauliflower and cheese, mushroom stroganoff, Chinese stir-fry and tofu kebabs (includes tofu), risotto al pomodoro, egg-fried rice, spiced couscous, tabbouleh
, Dauphinoise potatoes, bean hot pot, and spicy potato wedges.
Its falafel mixture is made fresh daily, using a recipe dating back generations from the Middle East, and its menu includes wraps, salad, hummus, tabbouleh
, fresh juices, and smoothies.
As for appetisers, they are made of Tabbouleh
and Fattoush, which are main dishes on Syrian tables as well, even though they are only kinds of salads which consist of vegetables, toast, and olive oil.
It's not quite salad weather, and this tabbouleh
is the perfect compromise of fresh, lively herbs, crunchy vegetables and warm, spiced grains and chickpeas to ease us into the new season gently.
Classic toppings are fried eggplant, corn, Moroccan carrot, red cabbage, Israeli salad, pickles, sumac onion and tabbouleh
(parsley, tomatoes and mint in olive oil).