A semester is done so my friends and I decided to go out and have dinner to celebrate a stressful semester since this one was the last one for some of us. We decided to go eat Egyptian food and it was my first time eating it. I have had other Mediterranean food in the past but I’ve always tried the usual which are hummus, gyros, falafel and such.
The restaurant we chose to eat at is called “Arabesque Restaurant”. They offer Egyptian food and a friend of ours recommended this place. The restaurant is located quite far from the main road which is around Nana BTS and would take probably around 10 to 15 minutes by walking. It’s 500 meters away from J.W. Marriott. We were famished and walking for that long would just make us hungrier so we took a cab to go to that restaurant instead.
When we got there, it was only us. The place was empty and that was around 7:30 pm on a Thursday night. We got a deal from Eatigo which helped a lot for us students who are on a budget. We got the menu and everything looked good. It probably took us 10 or 15 minutes to decide on what to eat. It is hard to decide when you’re famished and looking at different pictures of food on the menu at the same time does not help.
There were 6 of us and these dishes were all enough to fill us up. Here are the dishes that we had for that dinner:
Mix Grill (560 Baht)
I give this an 8/10 rating.
This dish is originally for 2 persons but they have for 1 person as well and that costs 320 baht. This mix grill consists of Shish Kebab, Shish Kofta, Shish Tawouk and Lamb Chops. And it comes with a tortilla stuffed with meat inside. This is the best option if you can’t decide which meat to eat. Solution: taste all of them!
Mixed Mezzah Platter (300 Baht)
I am giving this a 10/10! If you love hummus, pretty sure you will love this one too.
This is one of their best sellers! And I agree to that. This platter comes with pita bread. This consists of Green Salad, Muttabal, Baba Ghannoug, Hummus, Tahini, Labnah and Tomeya. This was the dish that arrived first and everyone dug into it as soon as it was laid on the table. Everyone’s favorite was the Tomeya that we had to order more of it. It’s like yogurt but with a hint of pureed garlic that will make you want to keep dipping your pita into it. I strongly recommend this one!
Mozah Meat Fattah (270 Baht)
I give it a 9/10 rating.
The Asian in me loved this dish! It has tender meat which I adore so much and under it is some Biryani rice. The sauce was exploding with flavors and you know that it has been stewed for so long that the meat tears so easily. Meat stews always had a special place in my heart and so does this dish.
Tabbouli (140 Baht)
I give it a 7/10 rating.
Can you guess what those green leaves are? They are PARSLEYS! I wouldn’t have known that if my friend hadn’t ordered this. I have known parsley to be used as a garnish for dishes but not as a salad. I initially thought it was going to taste weird but it tasted really good. It was the dressing that made it tastier as the dressing was a garlic mint dressing. A good dish to balance out all the meats we ate for this dinner.
Okra w/ Lamb Tajeen (290 Baht)
I give this dish an 8/10 rating.
A friend of mine loves okra as much as I do so we ordered this. We were not disappointed! Tajeen is a kind of earthenware that is mostly used in Moroccan dishes. It’s the dish with a triangular cover and is used for slow cooking. So that is how this dish got its name from. The okra wasn’t as mushy as I thought it would be and the meat was tender you can slice it with your fork.
Would I come back to this place? Yes, I would! It’s not too pricey and the foods are delicious. I would come back to taste more dishes as I am not that knowledgeable with Egyptian cuisine. It’s a different taste than to what I am used to.
Overall Rating: 8/10
Arabesque Restaurant Bangkok
68/1 Sukhumvit Soi 2, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10100 Thailand.
Phone: +66 2 656 9440 Mobile: +66 6181 6 6660
Open Everyday 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM