Basic Lebanese at Ibn Battuta

Time Out Says

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
An absolute gem. Its courtyard location outside Ibn Battuta Mall means that Mashawi enjoys a fair bit of attention, mostly from Arabs keen on puffing away on shisha, but it would be a shame to assume that that’s all it’s good for, because the food is satisfying and prices quite reasonable. The fresh juices certainly hit the spot and there’s more than just one variety of houmous – try the houmous beiruty that includes fava beans, parsley, sesame sauce and olive oil. Delicious.

There’s a good variety of mouajanat from cheese and spinach pastries to meaty kibbeh. Classics like the shish taouk and kebab arayes don’t disappoint either – they all come in generous portions and will leave you feeling very satisfied. There are quite a few desserts to choose from, including Lebanese halawa and biscuit with raha, which involves a slab of Turkish delight and vanilla ice cream as the filling of a tea biscuit sandwich. The flavours of the latter didn’t quite work, but you have to give them marks for serving up something different.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 28 Mar 2011

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