Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ramadan buffet dinner at Tarbush

The intention was to have dinner at this Lebanese place Tarbush (No. LG 16, Starhill Gallery, Jln Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, tel : (603) 2144 6393) and going a la carte. But as it was at the fasting period for the Muslims, the only option that was available for dinner was buffet styled.

The spread in the buffet included an array of dips with flatbread, tabouleh , rice & pasta, meat pastries and various meats. The food was quite good despite the fact that the non meat items were quite heavily lemon-ed. The braised lamb shoulders were tender and the tandoori chicken a tad burnt. The odd thing about the dips was that the hummus was so creamy and tasted so much of sesame that it was almost a tahini. Later on, I found out that it was indeed a mixture. The baba ghanoush had texture like the hummus. And a stewed cauliflower dish contained mostly ground mutton. Meat options pretty much ruled the table. From the dessert section, there was a really good rose scented creamy milk pudding (mahalabia?) which I couldn't get enough of despite being quite stuffed.

The variety of the spread wasn't very extensive but they were mostly quite good. It seemed that there's quality over quantity here. The only reason we might not be back was that there's quite a variety of middle eastern places to be found in KL city. One would be spoilt for choice.


LA BELLA ViTA said...

Hi! How much was the buffet ??

LiquidShaDow said...

Hi, it's been 3 years back, I do not remember.